Introducing the ‘American Idol of clean energy’

| January 19, 2011

Not the first time the budding-popstar world of American Idol has crossed paths with trucking in this blog, the singing competition, a veritable reality-television institution now entering its 10th season, has gotten so entrenched in ...

Moving business headed South

| January 18, 2011

That's not as bad it sounds. Van operators, take heed. Today's news comes on the heels of a blog post by the folks at Penske Truck Rental, detailing the top 10 moving destinations in the ...

Toll evasion = life sentence for Chinese ag hauler

| January 17, 2011

After public outcry over the severity of the life prison sentence handed down to a hauler of agricultural commodities for evading road tolls in China, the Chinese government is reportedly revisiting the sentence and has ...

Michelin Iphone, Android roadside service apps join Blackberry functionality

| January 14, 2011

The further CSA gets in ongoing rollout, the more critical repairing noncritical vehicle defects is going to get for both owner-operators and company drivers, potentially counting as they do against the former's safety ranking in ...

Revisiting the oil bubble, as diesel continues up, up, up

| January 13, 2011

In the July 2008 issue of Truckers News, I reported on huge and speculative, long-only investment positions in commodities markets then contributing to the dramatic rise in crude oil and other commodities prices. Oil topped ...

Got snow?

| January 12, 2011

Here in the Southeast (though in Nashville I'm approaching the region's northern edge), it's been uncommonly wintry this week, as you can see from this pic, taken at the Love's on Trinity Lane at I-65. ...

Fair or foul?: A trucking story on Onion satirical news site

| January 11, 2011

Sandwiched between satirical headlines like "Fully Validated Kanye West Retires to Quiet Farm in Iowa" and "Virgin Mary Statue Crying for No Good Reason" today on TheOnion.com was this one: "Modern-Day Cowboy Rides 18-Wheeler Full ...

‘Recognition from the DOT’: uShip’s viral parody of ‘Social Network’ movie trailer

| January 07, 2011

Perhaps you've seen it. The Social Network film about Facebook's founding told the story of company cofounder Mark Zuckerberg's success "taking the entire social experience of college and putting it online." The film's trailer, which ...

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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