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Todd Dills


| November 18, 2008

Musician Matt Alber, posting to his blog and the AmpedOut site, says “>LA Truckers Love Gay Marriage.” His recent post details his participation in a Los Angeles march in support of gay marriage rights and against Californians’ recent vote on Prop 8. “We came upon the 101 Freeway overpass and saw a crowd of celebrants draped over the railing,” he wrote on Sunday, “literally cheer-leading the commuters into honking for gay marriage. We made our way to the edge and a huge semi came barreling down the left lane. / ‘GET THE TRUCK!’ I yelled, my fist jerking downward in the air. ‘PULL IT! PULL IT!'”> Whereupon the crowd on the overpass, Alber wrote, then pulled the proverbial horn en masse.

“>We can see the look on the trucker’s face,” Alber wrote. “I can only imagine his amazement driving towards the sea of rainbow flags and sunburned, ecstatic faces. He waits until he’s just below us and pulls the horn as he blazes through the tunnel.” (Photo by Alber.) strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.

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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 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 or via phone at 205-907-2481.


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