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. 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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