Final frontiers: Trucking to the moon

| August 10, 2013

This infographic from the Florida Institute of Technology shows the potential future of raw materials hauling -- from mines on the moon and asteroids...

Project 351: A long, low KW W900L

| August 10, 2013

A 351-inch Kenworth W900 spawned from a friendly game of one-upmanship.

Real unemployment rate: 14%

| August 08, 2013

Rebuttals to the monthly jobs numbers published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

July load volumes exceed June for first time; Domestic intermodal on fire in Southeast

| August 08, 2013

Reports from DAT's Trendlines and the Intermodal Association of North America's quarterly trends report show volumes were strong through June and July.

Driving with a partner offers income, lifestyle opportunities

| August 08, 2013

It's no secret why team driving is attractive to the young and ambitious in trucking: income opportunity is high in the right operation. On the flip side, it's also a refuge for second-career empty-nesters looking ...

Navistar’s SCR transition nearing fruition with TranStar model

| August 08, 2013

The launch of the International TranStar regional-haul tractor with a MaxxForce 13 engine employing Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emissions technology continues Navistar's SCR transition.

Remembering a husband and hero

Dalene Davies-Smoot | August 07, 2013

According to this account by Dalene Davies-Smoot, Bob Smoot's widow, Smoot, gunned down at work as a small fleet operator, was a true driver's friend and advocate. "Next to his family, Bob loved his drivers ...

How are CARB rules affecting your business?

| August 07, 2013

With 1996-2004 model-year engines current under DPF retrofit or upgrade requirements and 2005-06 engines coming under the fun in January, this poll looks at owner-operators' current California strategy.

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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