Roundup: Return fire in owner-operator war, driverless trucks, truck-stop cuisine…

| August 15, 2013

Independent rebuttal to prognosticators of insurmountable challenges of the owner-operator model; Driverless trucks: income opportunity?; Insurance: "we've got to stop this bill dead."

CSA: DataQ opportunity with lights, generic speeding violations

| August 15, 2013

The most common lighting-related violation -- top 20 states for "Inoperative required lamp" prevalence ranked here -- may be basis for a DataQ challenge if the light is not required by regulation.

Seasoned expediters: Tom and Tina Evans

| August 15, 2013

Straight expediting truck have been Tom and Tina Evans' bread and butter since starting their business in the year 2000 -- today, they enjoy plenty of freedom to live life like they want to.

VIDEO: Tony Justice at Nashville’s Station Inn

| August 15, 2013

Justice, recording a new album, sat in with legendary songwriters at Nashville's Station Inn; he'll be playing at GATS Friday, Aug. 23, at 2 p.m. in the TA booth.

Second-career long-haul: Martin and Carolina Hill

| August 14, 2013

Martin Hill enjoyed enhanced personal freedoms and income when he brought his wife, Carolina, into his newly-minted owner-operator business at CRST Van Expedited.

DAT launches RateView

| August 13, 2013

DAT's new RateView revamp of the Truckload Rate Index with several new features can be helpful for owner-operator load, lane and price analysis for profitable load planning.

Have you seen the black dog? (And Tony Justice in the studio: pics)Image Gallery

| August 13, 2013

A look behind the scenes of a recording session with Tony Justice at Ocean Way in Nashville -- and Michael Massaia's photography series "Seeing the Black Dog" documents long-haul trucks at rest areas for the ...

Accidental truckers: Jon and Miriam BrownImage Gallery

| August 13, 2013

The Browns reap the rewards of professionalism in their Landstar-leased team operation.

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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