Best jobs of 2011: ‘Truck Driver’ ranks 171st

| February 04, 2011

And that's out of a total 200, listed from "best to worst" by the folks at careercast.com and publicized in a Wall Street Journal piece early in January. They claim to have based their rankings ...

International ocean carriers, truckers, navigate trouble in Egypt

| February 03, 2011

When I made a brief note about unrest brewing over rising food prices and the general employment situation in the North African states of Algeria and Tunisia in my post about the 2008 oil bubble ...

Snow, snow, more snow; making the most of it

| February 02, 2011

A Pilot Flying J stop on I-70 in Warrenton, Mo., is the subject of reporting on National Public Radio today, and I'd bet you can guess the subject matter. Hear audio of the story, which ...

‘Carhartt Tough’ contest finalists include two truckers

| February 01, 2011

Not exactly long-haul drivers, John Irish from West Allis, Minn., and Bubba Peters from Seattle, Wash., are two of 12 finalists in the national Are You Carhartt Tough? Contest. Voting will continue from today through ...

Curtain falls on new scale house inspection technology, opens on EOBRs

| January 31, 2011

I just finished a visit with Lieutenant James A. McKenzie and troopers at the Greene County, Tenn., scales on I-81, where  among other events I had the perhaps unfortunate occasion to witness an oversize hauler ...

TyroneMalone.net adds a Facebook page; more on driver pay

| January 28, 2011

Since I wrote about TyroneMalone.net site proprietor and owner-operator Ken Harris in the October edition of Truckers News and in Overdrive in smaller form around the same time, Harris has continued to make strides keeping the ...

Willie’s Place to be Willie’s no more

| January 27, 2011

Perhaps you've heard the news. On Jan. 31, the Willie's Place truckstop in Carl's Corner, Texas, will reportedly see it's last day under current ownership. The stop filed for bankruptcy last year, and since then efforts ...

Does less mean more? Driver pay in the CSA era

| January 26, 2011

My feature in the January edition of Truckers News investigated a dynamic more and more fleets and their drivers are seeing coming to fruition as freight markets slowly return and, consequently, recruiting staffs expand and ...

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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