What’s your business outlook for 2014?

| December 27, 2013

Always a hot topic this time of year, share your thoughts on 2014 predictions for your own business under this poll probing the coming year. Will you be able to negotiate rate increases/acquire new freight? ...

Ol’ Red’s glory days: Restoration of an ’86 Kenworth W900

| December 27, 2013

Gailand “G-Man” Johnston’s decision to do a full custom restoration of this 1986 Kenworth W900 was like paying respect to an old friend.

Running in reverse: Channel 19 year in review, part 1

| December 26, 2013

Big themes for the year reared their heads in the first quarter on the blog, from upcoming CARB deadlines to increasing angst over CSA. Take a tour back through the year via this review.

And the winner is…: ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’

| December 24, 2013

The winner in our Top Christmas Songs poll/countdown effectively evokes the melancholy of time gone by as well as the joy of having someone back home to share it with.

Santa’s gift to owner-operators

| December 24, 2013

He's bringing a raft of deductions, say the folks over at owner-operator business/tax services firm ATBS in their annual humorous Christmas vid.

Regulators: Santa Inc.’s authority revoked over medical cards, hours violations, more

| December 23, 2013

When we attempted to reach out to Mr. Claus for confirmation of this grave report, his secretary referred us to the FMCSA Register, which showed a Dec. 23 listing for new operating authority granted to ...

UPDATED: Medical certification confusion — and a state by state resource guide for meeting Jan. 30 reporting deadline

| December 23, 2013

Clearing up some of the confusion around self-reporting of CDL holders' medical certifications. Reporting deadline: Jan. 30, 2014; Kansas, Idaho here update their procedures since original story aired.

Holidays on the road

| December 23, 2013

Rand McNally's survey of 800+ drivers about how they celebrate holidays on the road yielded quite a few tales of generosity, camaraderie and veritable miracles... What your best story of Christmas on the road?

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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