Some jurisdictions ‘do not compute’ new restart limitations

| August 29, 2013

Uproar in an hours session at GATS yields intel on some jurisdictions' faulty interpretations of the revised restart provisions in the new hours rule.

POLL: How will you purchase health insurance in 2014?

| August 28, 2013

Will you buy with subsidies on newly implemented health-insurance exchanges, continue in the individual market or via your employer/leasing fleet, pay the penalty/tax, or take another option....?

Last days for CARB’s manufacturer-delay extension

| August 28, 2013

With yearend upgrade deadlines looming for small-fleet (1-3-truck) owner-operators of 1996-2006 model-year engines, purchases must be made by Sept. 1 to take advantage of manufacturer-delay extension if necessary.

Energy, infrastructure hot issues at fleet conference

| August 28, 2013

At the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference attendant to GATS, the bedrock trucking issues of energy and infrastructure funding were front and center.

BumperStumper from Alliance

| August 28, 2013

Alliance Truck Parts' BumperStumper contest offers Alliance merchandise and prizes for guessing the make and model of a truck by a picture of its bumper only.

‘Collectively dumbfounded and equally impressed’ — Mike Ryan on judging ‘Most Beautiful’

| August 27, 2013

"We started thinking about the times we’d been broken down, flat broke and what it took to get home about the same time that we all started broadening our original concepts of beauty." --Mike Ryan

TCA offers online certification course with Truckers Against Trafficking

| August 27, 2013

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) formed a partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) earlier this year to help combat the illegal sale of human beings for sex in North America. Utilizing TCA resources in its ...

Hot buttons: Should the U.S. military intervene in Syria?

| August 27, 2013

With evidence of the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government in the civil war there fairly clear, the drums beating for military intervention have gotten louder. This poll asks for your view on ...

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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