Visit the trucking museum at Iowa 80 and download a new app

| July 15, 2011

If it happens you're at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree at the Iowa 80 Truck Stop today, be sure to visit the trucking museum. If you're packing  a smartphone, scan the QR code with the phone's ...

Getting around ‘Truckermageddon'; American Trucker season 2 ‘gets hardcore’

| July 14, 2011

California 'Carmageddon' also a 'Truckermageddon'? NBC Los Angeles ran this report on truckers' plans for avoiding the I-405 shutdown this weekend -- the 405 will be shut down northbound in a 10-mile stretch between I-10 ...

Truck parking casualties of the Minnesota government shutdown

| July 13, 2011

As if drivers and owner-operators didn't have enough parking problems, the government shutdown in Minnesota will make it at least a wee bit -- if not more than that, of course -- more difficult to ...

uShip’s Charles Myers details commercial freight online-auction opportunities, future

| July 11, 2011

The online-auction model of the uShip.com system for retail freight is entering the commercial arena. Their new General Manager of Freight, Charles Myers (pictured), like you, is a veteran of that arena. While he’s most ...

Cast your final vote for the top trucking song of all time

| July 07, 2011

You will recall I asked for top trucking song nominations oh a couple-few weeks back. Well, from said nominations, I took the top ten contenders, those with the most mentions, and have put together a ...

More tornado aid coming from the trucking industry

| July 06, 2011

It keeps coming. If you missed the feature on the trucking industry's response to this spring's horrendous series of devastating tornadoes in Truckers News' current issue by Caroline Taylor, click through this picture from the ...

Report: FMCSA wants to release driver safety data

| July 06, 2011

The agency is seeking increased regulatory authority over drivers via the next highway reauthorization bill, GAO says.

New load board hopes to facilitate O/O-shipper connections

| July 05, 2011

Valerie Hemmings is the spouse of an owner-operator running under his own authority -- she recently wrote in with something of a plea for owner-operators to stand together for better rates, with the ultimate goal ...

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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