Todd Dills

Thursday round-up: CARB protest, highway babies, apnea follow-up

| April 10, 2014

Owner-operator Loren Hutnick leads a rally, driver Mike Hawthorne packs a birthing kit, and Kenneth Dice decides fighting for a CDL is not worth it when authorities can't even make heads or tails of what's ...

Docs’ sleep apnea approach getting aggressive — and confused?

| April 08, 2014

The story of a driver denied medical certification because of his successfully treated sleep apnea.

VIDEO: Jetset Getset’s ‘Mile a Minute’ behind 75th-anniversary Pete

| April 07, 2014

Teen country-pop outfit Jetset Getset performed its trucking-themed track in the Cincinnati Reds' Opening Day parade on a flatbed behind the truck March 31.

KeepTruckin

| April 07, 2014

Introduced in early 2013, this app (Android and iOS) and attendant dispatching tools (both free) sees Silicon Valley giant Google Ventures getting into the computer-assisted logging game – the GV company seeded the tech startup ...

Get your load on: The DIY tow

| April 05, 2014

One man, one load, two trucks in Charles Rhodes' DIY tow -- one of those "gettin' 'er done" moments on the highway.

Former trucker’s new novel chronicles young driver’s failure

| April 03, 2014

By writer Dave Newman -- who spent a couple years OTR some time ago -- "Two Small Birds" tells the story of Dan Charles, a would-be poet and Walt Whitman devotee on a crash course ...

POLL: Would an hours of service revamp change your view of e-logs?

| April 03, 2014

Is widespread opposition to the ELD mandate proposed recently by FMCSA really an hours of service issue? Would an hours revamp make ELDs more palatable? Tell us in this poll...

Report urges trailer, tire, natural-gas power standards for Phase II efficiency regs

| April 03, 2014

With the second round of heavy-duty fuel-efficiency standards recently announced by the Obama Administration, the National Research Council offered a series of recommendations in a newly released report.

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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