Acquisition, maintenance cost worries stand out in post-2018 efficiency standards conversation

| February 20, 2014

Readers sound off on President Obama's announcement of plans for post-2018 model truck fuel-efficiency/emissions standards.

New custom KW under way from Anthony FischkeltaImage Gallery

| February 20, 2014

Anthony Fischkelta is looking toward Mid-America next month with his latest project truck, the 2014 Kenworth W900 with a 331-inch wheelbase.

Peterbilt, Kenworth dealers of the year

| February 20, 2014

Kenworth and Peterbilt dealer meetings crowned several award-winning sales and service shops around the country.

EOBRs/ELDs are being put in the wrong place

S.E. McCurdy | February 19, 2014

Owner-operator S.E. McCurdy argues an alternative to the ELD/EOBR mandate in a time-card system to put the burden of accounting for drivers' time on those who would waste it.

Dispatcher no-brainer and on-highway lemons

| February 18, 2014

It's not the really good dispatchers causing truckers to stick around -- it's those who embody the "dispatcher brains" slang making them leave. And: A bet on a light load for one driver after a ...

App for certified doctor search

| February 18, 2014

TeamCME's free app for iOS, Android offers quick search capability for certified DOT physical providers in the company network.

Learning early from the ‘gentle giants’ of the highway

| February 17, 2014

A four-wheeler's salute to the "gentle giants" of the highway -- "I know that each and every driver endures a lot, whether it is bad weather or bad drivers, to name just two, to keep ...

Audio: Rich Wilson at MCSAC — ‘We need to hear more from drivers’Podcast

| February 15, 2014

Though any FLSA reform wouldn't apply directly to owner-operators, some have made the argument that improved pay conditions for company drivers and corresponding rate-dynamics changes would filter positively throughout the industry.

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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