Todd Dills

Podcast: Safety, the best argument for more flexible sleeper splitsPodcast

| December 31, 2013

Also in this Voices special edition podcast, operator dispatches on the California Air Resources Board's Truck and Bus Rule, which officially goes into effect for 1996-2006 model year engines Jan. 1.

FMCSA shuts down S.C.-based small fleet, owner-operator

| December 31, 2013

Three separate out-of-service orders were issued to two companies and one driver declared imminent hazards to public safety.

Readers largely cynical on ‘nuclear’ filibuster move

| December 29, 2013

77 percent of readers looked unfavorably on Senate Democrats' changing of filibuster rules.

Running in reverse: Channel 19 year in review, part 2

| December 28, 2013

In the second third of the year, the hours of service took front and center, along with a bevy of spectacular rigs seen on the show circuit and elsewhere. Take a tour back through the ...

What’s your business outlook for 2014?

| December 27, 2013

Always a hot topic this time of year, share your thoughts on 2014 predictions for your own business under this poll probing the coming year. Will you be able to negotiate rate increases/acquire new freight? ...

Ol’ Red’s glory days: Restoration of an ’86 Kenworth W900

| December 27, 2013

Gailand “G-Man” Johnston’s decision to do a full custom restoration of this 1986 Kenworth W900 was like paying respect to an old friend.

Running in reverse: Channel 19 year in review, part 1

| December 26, 2013

Big themes for the year reared their heads in the first quarter on the blog, from upcoming CARB deadlines to increasing angst over CSA. Take a tour back through the year via this review.

And the winner is…: ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’

| December 24, 2013

The winner in our Top Christmas Songs poll/countdown effectively evokes the melancholy of time gone by as well as the joy of having someone back home to share it with.

Todd Dills

Todd Dills is Senior Editor of Overdrive magazine and writes from Nashville, Tenn. His 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.

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