Just another day in the cab

| November 27, 2007

Next time you're moved to complain about the hardships of being a truck driver, think about the lot (pardon the pun) of the guy who impounds and repossesses cars for a living. AOL Autos ...

Cool Tools

| November 27, 2007

The new TV series iCool Tools, Thursday nights on the DIY Network, is aimed at homeowners and not the maintainers of Class 8 trucks, but any do-it-yourselfer will enjoy learning about Thomas' Liquid Stainless Steel; ...

Building bridges (or not)

| November 27, 2007

This short item in the Nov. 25 issue of iParade magazine rightly castigates congressional spending priorities. We especially like the headline.To remind you of the urgency of the issue, here's a photo of the ...

Looking a gift card in the mouth

| November 27, 2007

The increasing tendency of shoppers to give gift cards as Christmas presents -- or, as some cynics would argue, iinstead of Christmas presents -- is hurting trucking, as Bob Costello, the American Trucking Associations' chief ...

The gullible 3.2 million

| November 16, 2007

You may ask yourself, as you're deleting yet another junk e-mail about a foreign-lottery windfall, "How many people actually would fall for this?" Well, the Federal Trade Commission has an answer for you: approximately ...

Brother of the Bridge to Nowhere

| November 16, 2007

Now that Alaska apparently has given up on its federally funded Bridge to Nowhere, a.k.a. the Gravina Island bridge, iParade magazine has christened another proposed span in Alaska the ">brother of the Bridge to Nowhere": ...

Built by the New Deal

| November 16, 2007

Five former Civilian Conservation Corps members, all in their 80s and 90s, attended their annual reunion at Maryland's Gambrill State Park, reports iThe Frederick News-Post in this story.How does this pertain to trucking? As ...

The world’s most famous trucking executive …

| November 13, 2007

... is suddenly Nancy Shevell, a 47-year-old vice president at New England Motor Freight, because she reportedly is dating Paul McCartney. Check out her Google News roundup.The news was broken by the iThe Sun ...

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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