Todd Dills

Roadside inspections, ELDs, treadle-valve corrosion discussed at MATS seminar

| March 27, 2014

Topics debated at the FMCSA's "roadside inspection" session at the Mid-America Trucking Show...

Kinedyne Retract-a-Bar collapsible load restraint bar

| March 27, 2014

That Retract-a-Bar will be available in 90-120 days, and weight will be around 15 pounds, lighter than a typical jack bar, slightly heavier than a Kinedyne load lock.

Dometic launches updated battery-powered auxiliary AC

| March 27, 2014

The Dometic Split-System Blizzard 134a moves the split unit away from increasingly difficult-to-find R22 refrigerant into the newer 134a standard.

VIDEO: ChampTruck No. 1, race series making progressImage Gallery

| March 27, 2014

At MATS, Mike Ryan is showing a 2006 Freightliner Columbia he and team put together over six weeks preceding to show potential new "Champs," drivers in the series, how they can affordably get into a ...

Continental unveils three new truck tires, new ELD options

| March 26, 2014

Offering a glimpse into the next decade of transportation in North America, Continental’s Paul Williams, unveiled three new truck tires designed to fit applications that are expected to grow in prominence through 2025

VIDEO: Kenworth T680 Advantage updates at MATS booth

| March 26, 2014

See part of the Kenworth MATS booth as Kenworth Chief Engineer Kevin Baney walks through further updates to Kenworth's "Advantage" package, showcasing the T680's continued development for fuel economy savings.

POLL: What’s the longest you’ve stayed with one carrier?

| March 25, 2014

If you've ever leased to or driven for another carrier, how long was your longest consecutive tenure with one. Tell us in this poll.

Take advantage of CARB’s comment period by April 21

| March 25, 2014

"This is by no means a 'done deal,'" notes Joe Rajkovacz of the CCTA. "Truckers need to participate in the public-comment process – even show up at the Board meeting if they can."

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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