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 ...

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 ...

A little hanky tanky

| October 30, 2008

“Hang 12” is the motto behind the new Hanky Tanky clothes hanger, a 12-garment hanger aimed in part at long-haul truckers looking to maximize cab storage space -- and keep the jeans wrinkle-free. As for ...

E-mail is the new CB?

| October 29, 2008

Tired of Inbox SPAM telling you the Swiffer kills your cat, or forwards from friends you thought you knew pledging belief in the Skunk Ape? Ohio trucker Suzanne Roquemore recently joined the Facebook group ">Check ...

Trucks of Hollywood

| October 27, 2008

With the late-September announcement of an impending second season of NBC's Knight Rider television actiondventure show, after the 1980s show of the same name, a flurry of hunting activity has been ongoing at Overdrive HQ. ...

Casualty of the day

| October 27, 2008

The health-care advocates folks at, a project of the California Nurses Association and the National Nurses Organizing Committee, last week highlighted the story of Dallas-based owner-operator Lyle Schiele (pictured), who lost his health insurance ...

PBS redux

| October 24, 2008

All week long, the folks at the News Hour With Jim Lehrer have been airing their "America in Gridlock" series on infrastructure issues in America, offering a good look at what your elected officials see ...

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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