Four-wheelers should ‘learn from truck drivers’

| June 03, 2013

Con-way Freight's Tom Clark makes a compelling case for his view that four-wheelers should take a lesson from professional truck drivers on distracted driving -- as a frequent two-wheeler, I concur.

Poll: Has your average haul gotten longer or shorter in recent memory?

| June 03, 2013

Have you seen the re-regionalization of van and reefer segments -- shorter length of haul, fewer miles -- or found a long-haul niche in flatbed or other segment that pays? This poll probes declining/rising haul ...

Surplus parts online at cost or less

| June 01, 2013

The new Surplus-Solutions.com online parts engine is also working to expand its discounted labor rates offering throughout the year.

Mack Pinnacle rolls as memorial in Rolling Thunder rally

| May 30, 2013

A Mack Pinnacle Axle Forward model joined the proceedings at the 26th-annual Rolling Thunder rally in Washington, D.C., over Memorial Day weekend.

Tony Justice: New record in the works, expanded distribution

| May 30, 2013

Driver and songwriter Tony Justice plans a follow-up to his 2011 "On the Road" release, which is getting new distribution to Love's, Wilco.

Operator’s new book details fitness turnaround

| May 30, 2013

Mike Sammons' "Working Man's Road to Weight Loss" details the driver's story to losing more than half his body weight in a quest for better health.

Iowa 80 is ’8th Wonder’

| May 28, 2013

The Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa, has been nominated by the Quad Cities Convention and Visitor’s Bureau as the 8th Wonder of the World in Virtual Tourist’s current online contest. Voting is open until September 30. ...

Roundup: I-5 bridge collapse weighing heavy, operators flying the flag

| May 28, 2013

Many of the same issues are in the political foreground today around highway regulation and funding as were being debated in 2007 when the Minneapolis I-35W bridge fell, with sometimes overheated rhetoric.

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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