Pink truck more than just pretty

| May 10, 2010

When Daren Parker prepared to ask a senior driver in his Raleigh, N.C.-based Parker Gas propane-delivery fleet to drive a new medium-duty Kenworth T370 straight tanker, all bets were off as to what kind of ...

Owner-operator assesses options for rig flooded at TA

| May 07, 2010

The Cumberland River in and around Nashville, Tenn., Thursday, May 6, finally dropped below flood stage, and for many affected in the area, the cleanup process, if not already well underway, began in earnest. At ...

Jazzy and Lee rear-ended in N.C.

| May 06, 2010

In Burlington, N.C., on highway 70 yesterday, Lee and Jazzy Jordan were rear-ended "just as we were coming to a stop right around her J" to get ready to run, says Lee. "I had the ...

UPDATE: Scenes from Nashville trucking central

| May 05, 2010

There's been little to no coverage of a big portion of Nashville's industrial and transportation base, much of it situated along rail tracks north and south of the Cumberland River and east of downtown, that was ...

More from greater-Nashville flood

| May 04, 2010

Things continue wet, here, for anyone near the banks of the flooded Cumberland River, which reached levels not seen since well before flood-control efforts largely made it manageable since the last major event in the ...

Flooding in Nashville, from basements to truckstops

| May 03, 2010

I spent a large part of the afternoon Sunday shop-vaccing close to 40 gal. worth of water from the basement of my East Nashville home, unplugging overwhelmed gutters and generally through it all trying to ...

Flooding strands drivers in Tennessee

| May 03, 2010

The situation at the downtown Nashville TravelCenters of America location was dire for truckers since early Sunday.

Feature Article: Getting on board

| May 01, 2010

Some owner-operators fear that electronic onboard recorders cost too much and invade their privacy. As EOBR use spreads, others are embracing them after discovering improved productivity, safety and record-keeping.

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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