Todd Dills

Drivewyze: Free weigh-station alert function for app

| January 30, 2014

The PreClear weigh-station bypassing service is out in a new version, PreClear 3.0, which includes a feature available to app users without a subscription -- a free nationwide weigh station and inspection site alert service. ...

C.O. Bruce Trucking — classic trucks through the decadesImage Gallery

| January 30, 2014

Photos and more from longtime owner-operator C.O. Bruce's and his 1960s visit to Overdrive offices in Los Angeles.

New app from Double Coin

| January 29, 2014

Manufacturer Double Coin Tires and marketer CMA have launched a new smartphone application for iPhone and Android platforms. The free Double Coin Tires mobile application uses GPS (Global Positioning System) to enable the ability to search for ...

Reader: Parking enforcement in La Porte, Texas, gets tough

| January 28, 2014

Clark Freight Lines Safety Director (and La Porte police officer) Jeffrey Tippit on city's move to get tough enforcing a no-parking ordinance extending to retail parking lots.

Kansas show rig registration open

| January 28, 2014

The Park City Chill event in Park City, Kan., bills itself as the "largest indoor motorcycle, car and custom semi-truck show" in Kansas -- it runs Feb. 28-March 2 at the Wichita-area Kansas Pavilion.

Custom-carved trucks from Alaska seasonal haulerImage Gallery

| January 27, 2014

Photos: Introducing custom-truck model builder Christopher Vallee of Anchorage, Alaska, working mostly in wood.

Trucking advocacy, education — getting started early

| January 25, 2014

Twelve-year-old Coalton Fannin -- son of longtime trucker Billy Fannin -- delivered this speech to his class on some of the finer points of the trucking business.

Montana bull hauler goes mountain climbing for Truckers Against Trafficking

Tara Bullock | January 24, 2014

Owner-operator Matt Hopkins is taking a few weeks off from his regular cattle runs to climb Mount Aconcagua in Argentina, partly a benefit effort for TAT.

Todd Dills

Todd Dills is Senior Editor of Overdrive magazine and writes from Nashville, Tenn. His 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.

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