A modest proposal

| November 11, 2008

The state of California's Air Resources Board made headlines recently when proposals for new truck, bus and greenhouse-gas-emissions regulations were announced, posted to CARB's website and opened up for comment. "California has posted proposals online ...

Guitar man, take 2

| November 10, 2008

Cliff Douglas doesn’t call himself “Guitar Man” on the CB for nothing. The 49-year-old former long-haul driver, based near Vail, Colo. -- now a driver for the Colorado DOT -- this summer released a batch ...

Just deserts for Brit TV personality

| November 07, 2008

UK truckers get their revenge on BBC2 talk show host Jeremy Clarkson in a new computer game, out from Glasgow-based development company T-Enterprise. Clarkson, the host of auto-news show Top Gear, caused a stir of ...

Trucker for pres… excuse me, state assemblyman

| November 05, 2008

Owner-operator Bill Ingram, leased to Meyer Bros. in Elk Mound, Wis., earlier this year transformed his 2001 Freightliner FLD (pictured) into a sort of campaign bus as part of his efforts to win the presidency ...

Joe the trucker?

| November 05, 2008

While John McCain chose an aspirational plumber as his campaign's last prevailing symbol, he might have been better served by choosing a small-business owner-operator. Freight's down, credit's tight, and the independence most operators cherish is ...

Necessary intervention

| November 04, 2008

The 60 Minutes "Coming Home" segment Sunday concerned vets returning from overseas to find their jobs disappeared, in contravention of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, or USERRA. Con-way Freight vice president Dave ...

Eastbound and down

| November 03, 2008

Either Illinois Senator Barack Obama or Arizona Senator John McCain is on his way to the White House, folks, it's sure. If truckers had their choice, they'd send McCain, according to a poll of eTrucker.com ...

Truckstop gourmet: take two

| October 31, 2008

After blogging about the public radio program The Splendid Table's laudatory remarks on the cinnamon rolls at Johnson's Corner in Loveland, Colo., this latest bit of news feels perhaps more down to earth. At an ...

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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