What happened to right-lane running? Readers respond

| October 08, 2013

Readers respond to Thom Jansen's question what happened to the an old credo taught to him by this driver father about always running in the right lane except when passing.

Five trucking grievances part of planned protest

| October 08, 2013

Detail/background on the trucking-related grievances in the Ride for the Constitution manifesto and further reporting on logistical elements of the effort.

Language of the sleep apnea bill close to becoming law

| October 08, 2013

The text in full of H.R. 3095, a bill to require FMCSA to adopt any sleep apnea/disorder provision in driver's medical certifications procedures through formal rulemaking.

‘Truckers Ride for the Constitution’ details emerge

| October 07, 2013

The Doswell Truck Stop in Doswell, Va., is to serve as a rally point for convoys to the Capitol Beltway as well as into D.C., organizers report.

Tell that to a hive hauler

| October 07, 2013

Another entry in the annals of sensational headlines...

Shutdown = No twitter for Anthony Foxx

| October 05, 2013

Anthony Foxx has pledged not to use Twitter during the government shutdown -- perhaps some hours of service suggestions might help wake him up.

More ‘bird business’: Share your ‘Most Loved Pet’Image Gallery

| October 04, 2013

Checking in with Sammons-leased owner-operator Larry Leckrone, whose 25-year-old pet macaw Mugsy rides along with him in his 1962 C-model Kenworth.

Amid government shutdown furor, a tap on the sleep apnea brakes

| October 03, 2013

For now. There are indications that Congressional mandating of FMCSA taking a rulemaking approach to any apnea regulation would slow the process down, though some readers didn't see it that way.

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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