VIDEO: Dashcam documents four-wheeler bad behavior

| December 14, 2013

Libby Clayton sent along a harrowing dashcam vid showing one of the more egregious instances of aggressive driving by one of our four-wheeled friends that she's seen recently.

Wreaths Across America: An early delivery in NashvilleImage Gallery

| December 13, 2013

Video, pictures and more from driver John Dyer's Wreaths Across America delivery at Nashville National Cemetery, where this week 100-plus wreaths were placed anonymously ahead of Dec. 14 ceremonies.

Christmas song No. 8: ‘Santa’s Got a Semi’

| December 13, 2013

Naturally for a trucking magazine's top Christmas songs list, this tune gives Santa a diesel-powered tractor pulling the biggest, bottomless dry toy van across the world.

CSA display-changes comment period ends Jan. 4

| December 12, 2013

Few comments have been filed on the public docket surrounding FMCSA's CSA display changes; those from owner-operators have largely focused on bedrock data-quality issues.

New logging app/dispatching platform seeded by Google Ventures

| December 12, 2013

The new KeepTruckin smartphone app for Android and iOS and web-based dispatching application is a computer-assisted log with much other functionality besides.

A final run for Dolphy Dickerson, and an introduction: South TX Truckers for KidsImage Gallery

| December 12, 2013

Rest in peace Dolphy Dickerson, career hauler from W.Va. who lost a battle with cancer Dec. 6. Also: South Texas Truckers pulls Toys for Tots drive in Mission, Texas.

The No. 9 Christmas song: ‘Jingle Bell Rock’

| December 12, 2013

The 1957-recorded "Jingle Bell Rock," made popular that year by singer Bobby Helms, is a classic of Christmas music and early rock 'n' roll.

POLL: What’s your business structure?

| December 11, 2013

How is your business set up? This poll looks at the prevalence of LLCs and corporations, non-LLC sole proprietorships and partnerships, and more among both leased and independent owner-operators.

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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