DMS Transport small fleet owner Derek Smith decides against a new glider or truck upgrade in favor of a customization of his 2005 Peterbilt 379 for regional/local grain hauls.
Harvey Brodsky of the Retread Tire Association stresses the importance of tire upkeep -- and a few related resources from Overdrive.
Driver Fares Shishani -- of Jordan in the Middle East -- sent in a couple shots of his tank operation by way of a greeting to the American truck driver He hauls a regular route ...
More new, notable or odd followers of @OverdriveUpdate on Twitter.
Privacy worries over dual road- and driver-facing video systems in trucks are being mitigated, makers say, by a bargain with drivers to be "minimally invasive." More on systems' utility for small fleets in Part 2 ...
From the SmartDrive company's "Great Driving Insights" series, these videos detail cases in which captured vid worked to the benefit of the driver after an accident.
How truck-based cameras are capturing evidence that affects safety and privacy on the road.
Answers to the question: Where is the coolest place you've driven a truck? From readers and fans of the George & Wendy Show Facebook page.
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 email@example.com or via phone at 205-907-2481.
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