Independence Day trucking traditions

| July 04, 2013

Keep on keeping on: That's what a lot of commenters on our Facebook page told us they were planning for the Fourth of July, among other proud traditions.

Driver dispatches to DOT: New priorities for a new secretary

| July 02, 2013

What should the new DOT Secretary focus make a priority as he takes office? We asked, and drivers responded.

Poll: What issues should the new DOT Secretary make his highest priority?

| July 01, 2013

We asked -- you responded. From the many comments suggesting appropriate efforts for the top transportation officer in the land, we put together this poll on needed action from incoming Secretary Anthony Foxx.

Stunning flatbed airbrush work — and a benefit of customizingImage Gallery

| July 01, 2013

Mike Manuel on his small flatbed fleet's custom showpiece, "Custombilt 359": "I'm in the hauling business, so my trucks will represent me." What a representative it is!

Rocky restart for hours rules

| July 01, 2013

The new hours of service rules began being enforced this week, despite resistance and pleas of concern over cost and productivity from drivers and the industry at large.

Pride & Polish winners in Crossville, Tenn.

| June 29, 2013

Big winners from the latest installment in Overdrive's truck-beauty National Championship series in Crossville, Tenn.

Retirement rewards: Tobby Donalson’s 1959 Peterbilt 351Image Gallery

| June 29, 2013

Two years after saying goodbye to the highway, independent owner-operator Tobby Donalson finished a rig he waited nearly 30 years for the time to rebuild just right

When trucks were trucks: Familiar faces at Fitzgerald’s

| June 29, 2013

Bill Blankenship of McMinnville, Tenn., showed off a classic find of a 1953 GMC 630, powered by a 134-hp Detroit diesel, at the Pride & Polish at Fitzgerald's.

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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