Familiar name added to tractor-pull nationals’ list of sponsors

| June 17, 2010

The team behind Mobil Delvac heavy duty diesel engine oil will sponsor the 35th annual Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck and Tractor Pull, June 24-27 in Tomah, Wis. The event boasts six sessions of action-packed pulling over ...

Celebrating Jazzy Jordan, round-up and recap

| June 16, 2010

As I noted in my brief post yesterday, it's wonderful to see Jasmine "Jazzy" Jordan looking as happy as she does in this photo, taken just after her 3,162-mile run's finish yesterday in Times Square. ...

‘Jazzy’ runs final cross-country leg to Times Square

| June 15, 2010

Jasmine Jordan logged more than 3,150 miles from near Los Angeles to New York City.

Congrats, Jazzy

| June 15, 2010

Jasmine "Jazzy" Jordan's father, Lee, forwarded this pic my way, taken after her finish just a couple hours ago in Times Square. Doesn't she look happy? Yes, I'd say she does. For my story about her ...

Talking recession, recovery and history in Oklahoma City with Marvin Rush

| June 15, 2010

Amid recent headlines trumpeting growing manufacturing activity, freight volumes and truck and trailer sales, it’s tempting to look at Rush Enterprises’ expansive new facility in Oklahoma City off I-40 at the Council Road exit as yet ...

Close encounters on the Alaskan ‘Haul Road’

| June 14, 2010

Carlile Transportation driver Jim "J.D." Dobbs sees "a lot of wildlife" on somewhat regular runs on the Dalton Highway in Alaska to and from the Prudhoe Bay oil fields. "Moose, caribou, things of that nature," he says. "Some ...

SpongeBob Squarepants underwear OK in truckstop coffee line

| June 11, 2010

If you know Mike "Mustang" Crawford, Overdrive's 2010 Driver of the Year, you probably hear from him from time to time with an epic, often quite hilarious story. Last time we checked in on the Prime-leased Missouri owner-operator here Crawford told of ...

Schneider National celebrates 75 years

| June 11, 2010

The company was founded in 1935 when Al Schneider sold the family car to buy his first truck.

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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