‘Truck spotting’ takes off in England to industry image benefit

| April 05, 2011

Remember the oft-described "good ol' days" of the 1970s? When truck drivers were portrayed by the movie stars of the day and lionized by the public as hardworking heroes of the American way? The image ...

Outside the truck: Ultrarunner to tame the ice roads

| April 04, 2011

Starting Wednesday, reports the Toronto Sun, ultrarunner Alicja Barahona will attempt a 240-mile round-trip haul between Inuvik, north of the Arctic Circle, and Tuktoyaktuk on the shore of the Arctic Ocean on the ice road that ...

Owner-operator Jerry Kissinger named to new Shell ‘Million-Mile’ club

| April 01, 2011

His is a familiar face -- to me, anyway. At MATS this week, Jerry Kissinger was named to Shell Rotella's new Million Mile Haul of Fame, introduced to honor drivers who respect their rig and ...

Kenworth T700 on Speed

| March 31, 2011

We're talking the Speed Channel, of course. The aerodynamic Kenworth T700 (pictured), equipped with the fuel-efficient MX engine, will be featured at 9 p.m. Eastern on April 14, a Thursday, on the new Speedmakers television ...

Blood drive joins health walk among driver-led initiatives at MATS

| March 30, 2011

"Give so that others may live" runs the tagline for the Friday blood drive (11 a.m. to 4 p.m., booth #91470 outdoors) to be held at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville this week. It's ...

Vids of the new Caterpillar truck — the CT660

| March 29, 2011

"No one knows heavy-duty like Caterpillar," says the official promo vid for the new Class 8 from Caterpillar, the CT660. Long-awaited in the wake of Cat's announcement that the company was getting out of the ...

Tools for trucking career, issues advocacy at social media meeting

| March 28, 2011

Making the wider world work to your particular advantage, whatever you choose that to mean, has always been the goal of the more ambitious among us -- in today's world, the tools toward making that ...

Overdrive’s Coulter remembers Fred…

| March 25, 2011

Another fond memory here of Mike "Mustang" Crawford's trucking companion, Fred, who passed on early the morning of Thursday, March 24, 2011. The memory and the wonderful picture here come from Lucinda Coulter, Overdrive's managing ...

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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