‘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 ...

PHOTO: Welcome to the Big Apple, Kenworth T680

| August 26, 2013

The ATD Heavy Duty Commercial Truck of the Year graced the digital display of the NASDAQ Tower in Times Square last week.

One owner-operator’s top 5 add-ons showcased at GATS

| August 26, 2013

Owner-operator Marc Springer spent part of his time at the Great American Trucking Show scoping these various add-ons, from charge-assist solar panels to cargo devices, he thought could help his bottom line.

VIDEO: Outlaw Customs cofounder now part of LKQ truck parts network

| August 24, 2013

Andy Gobel founded Outlaw in 2006-07 with his brother, Alex, and friend Nic Gillan in Henderson, Colo. -- after selling the custom shop in 2011, he's refocused on quality service and truck parts sales.

VIDEO: Meet the 2013 Ride of Pride memorial truck driver

| August 23, 2013

Chuck Ceccaci tells part of his story thus far piloting the 2013 Freightliner Ride of Pride veterans memorial truck.

How to prepare for a safety audit

| August 23, 2013

Safety consultant Leon Feazell detailed audit prep procedures and processes with recommendations for small carriers at the Great American Trucking Show.

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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