Todd Dills

PHOTO: Welcome to the Big Apple, Kenworth T680

| August 26, 2013

The ATD Heavy Duty Commercial Truck of the Year graced the digital display of the NASDAQ Tower in Times Square last week.

One owner-operator’s top 5 add-ons showcased at GATS

| August 26, 2013

Owner-operator Marc Springer spent part of his time at the Great American Trucking Show scoping these various add-ons, from charge-assist solar panels to cargo devices, he thought could help his bottom line.

VIDEO: Outlaw Customs cofounder now part of LKQ truck parts network

| August 24, 2013

Andy Gobel founded Outlaw in 2006-07 with his brother, Alex, and friend Nic Gillan in Henderson, Colo. -- after selling the custom shop in 2011, he's refocused on quality service and truck parts sales.

VIDEO: Meet the 2013 Ride of Pride memorial truck driver

| August 23, 2013

Chuck Ceccaci tells part of his story thus far piloting the 2013 Freightliner Ride of Pride veterans memorial truck.

How to prepare for a safety audit

| August 23, 2013

Safety consultant Leon Feazell detailed audit prep procedures and processes with recommendations for small carriers at the Great American Trucking Show.

FMCSA’s enforcement authority growth spurt

| August 23, 2013

With the Unified Registration System at final rule status and in implementation phase, some watchers see a future powerful tool for FMCSA in its efforts to target noncompliant carriers.

VIDEO: Long Haul Survivor raffle rig in ATHS boothImage Gallery

| August 22, 2013

Eldon Jaeger tells the story of the Long Haul Survivor cancer-benefit 2000 Peterbilt 379, being raffled off with a final drawing in May 2014.

Shout-outs from Dallas, Nashville, via studios mobile and not soImage Gallery

| August 22, 2013

2 p.m. Friday at GATS 2013, choices abound close to home -- and more from the show and Tony Justice's vocal session in Nashville earlier in the week...

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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