Carrier survey shows temperature heating up on detention negotiation

| January 02, 2014

Transport Capital Partners' fourth-quarter industry survey showed 43 percent of carriers large and small felt they would be able to renegotiate detention in contracts with customers in the next quarter.

Most Loved Pets winners: More pics, vidImage Gallery

| January 02, 2014

I was happy to see both familiar and new (to me, anyway) faces among the Most Loved Pets first-place winners announced New Year's Day.

Running in reverse: Channel 19 year in review, part 3Image Gallery

| December 31, 2013

The ruckus that was the "Ride for the Constitution" and ongoing confusion over CARB's emissions rules, irritation with CSA and a slight hope for hours flexibility rounded out 2013. Happy early New Year, drivers. Hang ...

Podcast: Safety, the best argument for more flexible sleeper splitsPodcast

| December 31, 2013

Also in this Voices special edition podcast, operator dispatches on the California Air Resources Board's Truck and Bus Rule, which officially goes into effect for 1996-2006 model year engines Jan. 1.

FMCSA shuts down S.C.-based small fleet, owner-operator

| December 31, 2013

Three separate out-of-service orders were issued to two companies and one driver declared imminent hazards to public safety.

Readers largely cynical on ‘nuclear’ filibuster move

| December 29, 2013

77 percent of readers looked unfavorably on Senate Democrats' changing of filibuster rules.

Running in reverse: Channel 19 year in review, part 2

| December 28, 2013

In the second third of the year, the hours of service took front and center, along with a bevy of spectacular rigs seen on the show circuit and elsewhere. Take a tour back through the ...

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? ...

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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