Insurance services group urges preparation for health reform

| September 14, 2011

Company sees similarities to how industry prepared for CSA.

New technology: Hydrogen-injection for fuel mileage boost

| September 14, 2011

A Q&A in the Richmond (Virginia) BizSense magazine published Monday revealed an interesting new technology coming into the trucking world. Related to the hydrogen fuel-cell idea, the technology has been created by Marz Industries of ...

Overdrive’s Lucinda Coulter on Big Al’s show this week

| September 13, 2011

Tune into Big Al Weekley's Dipatch Me Home Radio streaming broadcast this week for an interview with Overdrive Managing Editor Lucinda Coulter about the magazine's 50th anniversary special coverage and her place in it. A ...

‘Where’s the love’ for truckers? Dr. Love has the answer

| September 12, 2011

Or at least he knows where it's not: I-55 South into Hammond, La., from the No. 46 milemarker about 15 miles to I-12 (much smoother). Dr. Love, or truck driver B.G. Love, takes online viewers ...

Remembering 9/11 as anniversary approaches: A trucker’s story from ground zero

| September 09, 2011

This month's issue of Truckers News commemorates the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with a look at how the trucking business has changed as a result of the disaster. The areas impacted largely include ...

Texting temptation: A little ditty — and more — to help you resist

| September 08, 2011

A little good humor today -- with a safety message to boot. Admit it: We've all been tempted when it comes to texting while driving, right? What will it hurt to answer the spouse's question with ...

Diesel price is up: One operator’s response

| September 07, 2011

Driving habits can do a lot for fuel efficiency, as we know, but there are other ways of dealing with the continued high cost of fuel, up another 5 cents nationally last week. Seeing the ...

A novel ‘hot load’ strategy

| September 04, 2011

Next time somebody tells you they've got a "hot load" and you best to do everything and more in your power to get it there on-time, you may do well to point the speaker in ...

Todd Dills

Todd Dills is Senior Editor of Overdrive magazine and writes from Nashville, Tenn. He frequently covers business, regulatory and lifestyle topics for the magazine and at OverdriveOnline.com. His work on the “CSA’s Data Trail” series in Overdrive about the federal CSA program was awarded the highest honor in trade journalism – the “Grand Neal” – by American Business Media at the 2014 Jesse H. Neal Awards. Dills’ Channel 19 blog covers a grab bag of on-highway hearsay, owner-operator news and driver views from the roadways the nation over. His work in trucking journalism builds on a background of news feature, fiction and other creative writing and editing. Find him here at the Channel 19 blog and via his Twitter feed, or send tips to tdills@randallreilly.com or via phone at 205-907-2481.

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