Todd Dills

Trucking music from down under; cargo theft in ATL, and more on prevention

| October 28, 2013

Owner-operator Gordon Alkire recommends the War-Lok security devices for truck/trailer/cargo theft prevention -- and a new trucking tune by Australian former driver Caede Ridgway.

Attention to detention: Solutions to the problem of uncompensated time, part 2

| October 28, 2013

Many carriers have moved in in the direction of time-based pay systems with hourly detention-pay plans, including small fleets; some strategies for detention-rate negotiations take shape.

Mack displays pink truck

| October 28, 2013

Mack Trucks is doing its part to help increase awareness of breast cancer by displaying this pink Mack Pinnacle Axle Back model at its headquarters in Greensboro, N.C.  The truck display is in conjunction with ...

Looking for fleet/owner-operator common ground

| October 26, 2013

If drivers and fleet folks truly presented a united front on hours to Congress and regulators, would anything change for the better in terms of flexibility?

Should time away from home be systematically limited?

Cary Goodman | October 24, 2013

Owner-operator Cary Goodman asks this question in a letter to the editor.

Attention to detention: Solutions to the problem of uncompensated time, part 1

| October 24, 2013

Everyone in the supply chain benefits from uncompensated detention time – except the driver. Some see a shift toward hourly pay as a solution; other solutions are explored in this part 1 of a two-part ...

Light violations aren’t the only ones being stacked

| October 24, 2013

Readers offer further examples of multiple violations written that stem from one root cause, known as "stacking" and discouraged at the federal level.

‘Flawless!’: More kudos for the rig on the October cover — Bill Rethwisch’s 2012 Pete 389

| October 23, 2013

It's been quite a while since we've gotten as many kudos as we have for this month's cover, featuring small fleet owner-operator Bill Rethwisch's Dreamsicle 2012 389.

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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