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Todd Dills

Planets aligning

| February 23, 2009

Owner-operator Zak Hargraves, after a note pointing to a Thursday piece on emWired/em magazine’s site about a certain milk hauler’s biogas-powered trucks, has this blogger contemplating the cosmos for signs of a strange alignment. Seems that, the day I was posting about the tech magazine’s a href=””piece on the new International Lonestar/a, emWired/em was running with a story about the same subject I’d written on the day before — a href=””dairy farmer Rob Hilarides two biomethane-powered tractors/a. This mainstream-tech and trucking-trade press alignment may have happened before, but we’re not aware of anything quite so synchronous. Should we knock on wood? Or something else of a superstitious nature? It’s Monday, in any case: always good to start the week with a strange coincidence, eh?br /br /Go a href=””here/a for the emWired/em piece, complete with a pic of Hilarides — and this nugget of a quote from Allen Dusalt of an outfit called Sustainable Conservation, though he admittedly wasn’t talking about diesel regs: “In California the manure is plentiful.”br /br /Thanks, /br /li class=”social-digg”a onclick=”‘;url=’+encodeURIComponent(location.href)+’amp;title=’+encodeURIComponent(document.title), ‘digg’); return false;” href=””Digg/a/lili class=”social-facebook”a onclick=”‘’+encodeURIComponent(location.href)+’amp;title=’+encodeURIComponent(document.title),’facebook’); return false;” href=””facebook/a/lidiv class=”blogger-post-footer”Channel 19 is the blog version of the column of the same name featured in Overdrive: The Voice of the American Trucker. Todd Dills ( is its author./div strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.