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Tow-truckers echo long-haulers on Discovery’s ‘Wreck Chasers’

| November 04, 2010

In many ways, tow-truckers are the absolute opposites of long-haulers. The tow-truckers of the Discovery Channel's new "Wreck Chasers" series, on a three week trial run that began with two half-hour episodes Monday, are trying ...

Reefer-unit pioneer to be honored tomorrow

| November 02, 2010

News from Thermo King today is that Frederick McKinley Jones, a company pioneer in the development of portable refrigeration units, will be honored  for his contributions to science and technology at the Tekne Awards gala ...

Trucking up out of the water with Nashville fleetsImage Gallery

| November 01, 2010

While the story of the disastrous flooding my hometown experienced last May is still being written in many respects (the downtown TravelCenter of America location, as you'll note from the picture, is still closed), there ...

Collective trucking effort donates caps for wounded soldiers

| October 29, 2010

When Marten Transport driver and 3 milion safe miler Candy Bass (pictured) saw a documentary on the Walter Reed Army Medical Center a few years ago, she was so affected by the scenes detailing the ...

YouTubing truckers hit NPR Charlotte station

| October 28, 2010

Julie Rose of Charlotte, N.C., NPR affiliate WFAE.org (a voice I remember from my times south of the city in Rock Hill, S.C.) picked up on the phenomenon of the YouTube community of truck drivers ...

Trucking to the Bowl Championship Series

| October 27, 2010

Five trucking sponsors have partnered to make possible a college football bowl game to be held on December 18 in Boise, Idaho, with a 5:30 p.m. ET kickoff on ESPN. With the Truckload Carriers Association, broker ...

Trucking’s newest competitor: Rail? Forget it. . . .

| October 26, 2010

A new competitor in the freight market is emerging. We've written about them from time to time, of course, from all the attention the railroads are getting on Capitol Hill and on the airwaves to ...

Allen Smith, others at Memphis Trucking Expo Oct. 23

| October 22, 2010

It's a banner month for first-time trucking shows in my home state of Tennessee. After Nashville last week, not to be outdone, of course, is Memphis, the site of the first annual Memphis Trucking Expo, ...

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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