New iPhone app from trucking insurer

| October 26, 2009

Since the introduction of the iPhone Trucker app earlier this year, more trucking-related endeavors have entered the area where mobile communications technology and business intersect. The latest iPhone app is Trucker1, what developer 1st Guard ...

‘Changing channels…’ revisiting the citizens’ band

| October 23, 2009

My "Exit Only" column in ema href=""Truckers News/a /emOctober edition profiled ham radio operator/truck driver Abed Melek Selase, Delaware-based long-haul driver for Metropolitan Trucking, who's been on something of a mission to rescue the CB ...

Draggin’ wagons — the music video

| October 22, 2009

Blast from the recent past, today.You might remember my post about trucker and frequent YouTube video-er Stephen Adams, aka TruckerSteve: In it, I remarked on TruckerSteve's sometime associate in YouTubing DriverGeoff, a hauler whose Twitter ...

Remembering bygone days

| October 21, 2009

Mike French, 25-year veteran of Dart Transit, recalled vivid memories and colleagues of days long gone in the October issue of Advantage Digest, the fleet’s newsletter for their owner-operator contractors.Contractors, as a good-natured work force, ...

‘Hags’ won’t rag fleet by name

| October 20, 2009

"Highway Hags" Stace and Hedon, company team drivers for a "super-large-mega-important transportation firm," blog on anything from mechanical how-to to more standard blog fare at Their employer decided "they would rather not take advantage ...

That great vinyl sound — in the cab

| October 19, 2009

Ever wished you could dust off those earthy old Hank Williams 45s your dad left you and take them for a spin pulling produce cross-country in the old Pete? And, of course, actually listen to ...

Trouble at ground zero for economic recovery

| October 15, 2009

This week, two new wrinkles quickly scaled over and cracked along the surface of what many have seen for some time now as the forefront of economic recovery and roadway safety -- bridge infrastructure and ...

Ochs Trucking driver channels his inner Ken Patera

| October 14, 2009

If you're younger than, say, 35, it's doubtful you remember the finishing move of professional wrestler Ken Patera, active in the 1970s, '80s, and into the '90s. Suffice it to say that Missouri-based Ochs Trucking ...

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 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 or via phone at 205-907-2481.

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