Amsoil now on the marquee at Wisconsin dirt track

| June 03, 2011

Synthetic oil manufacturer Amsoil, with a significant presence in the trucking industry, continues its support of dirt track racing in the Midwest as the new title sponsor of the Superior Speedway in its home city ...

Driving Miss Crazy shoots straight

| June 02, 2011

Just how Birmingham News "Driver's Side" traffic columnist Ginny MacDonald settled on the handle Driving Miss Crazy is something of a mystery. But like the friendship that evolved between the black chauffeur and the elderly ...

New website aggregates links to free stuff

| May 31, 2011

Ever wonder how you might get free coffee at McDonald's, Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts? Free Trucker Stuff, launched in May as a portal into free services useful to the American long-hauler, has the answer. Created by ...

On Memorial Day: A trucker to remember

| May 30, 2011

Minnie Spotted Wolf never encountered combat in World War II, yet she blazed trails as, most likely, the first Native American woman to serve in the Marines – as a truck driver, nonetheless. A native of ...

Trucking continues coming to Joplin aid

| May 27, 2011

The stories about relief efforts in Joplin keep coming in. Before I get to a couple more, I thought I'd take a moment to note that I will be out of the office through June ...

Driver accountability under CSA: a video talk with owner-operator Robert Shumate

| May 26, 2011

I met Robert Shumate researching my two-part feature on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, in the April and May editions of Overdrive. In the vid, selected from the in-person portion ...

Prime driver hauls in national swimming championship

| May 25, 2011

Leased owner-operator Siphiwe Baleka, with Springfield, Mo.-based Prime Inc., won two national championships at the 2011 U.S. Masters Swimming Spring Nationals in Mesa, Ariz., on Friday, April 29. Baleka, who joined Prime three years ago, ...

Keys Truckers on Joplin relief mission; Open weather webinar tomorrow

| May 24, 2011

Last time I saw Keys Truckers Jan (pictured, with Rocky) and James McCarter they were right here in Nashville for the grand reopening of the downtown TravelCenters of America location, which had been closed since ...

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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