‘A creep or crazy': Roseanne Barr on today’s truckers

| August 06, 2011

News today is that celebrity media, as usual, is having fun at the expense of the nation's haulers. You've got two choices, as I see it: go on and have fun with them or get ...

Results: The top 10 trucking songs of all time

| August 04, 2011

We asked, you told, then voted. Here are the results, with links to download an mp3 via Amazon, where available.

‘Truck nuts’ in litigious fire in South Carolina

| August 03, 2011

So-called "truck nuts" or "truck nutz," fake bull testicles that are available for purchase in all colors of the rainbow (including with a chrome finish), are a common sight hanging on the ball hitches of ...

Long-haul swimmer adds running, biking to his competitive repertoire

| August 02, 2011

Siphiwe Baleka (pictured), whom you will remember as the Prime-leased owner-operator who competed and walked away with a couple titles in the U.S. Masters National Swimming championships I wrote about in May, has made headlines ...

How to save fuel: ‘Fix the roads!’ researchers say

| August 01, 2011

We all know the tire makers have done their due in improving truck-tire rolling resistance in recent years to help operators save fuel with tire choices. Two Auburn University researchers say it’s time for the ...

Pacific, Hayes truck enthusiasts gathering this weekend in B.C.

| July 29, 2011

It's the first-annual Cache Creek Truck Show, a production of the British Columbia-based Hayes and Pacific truck clubs. Truck club member and organizer Wes Bergman, a former off-highway hauler now spending much of his time ...

Breaker-breaker: Thursday Channel 19 news round-up

| July 28, 2011

Tonight on American Trucker on the Speed Channel: You The third episode of the second season of the American Trucker documentary show on the Speed Channel is called, simply, "Independent." It will explore, well, guess ...

T370 Kenworth hits medium-duty landmark in Quebec plant

| July 27, 2011

A Kenworth T370 was recently recognized as the historic 100,000th medium duty truck produced at the Paccar's Ste-Therese, Quebec, manufacturing plant. The plant, which opened as a brand-new facility in 1999, has clearly been hard ...

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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