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To toll or not to toll: In PA I-80 controversy’s wake, debate over road privatization re-emerges

| May 14, 2010

When a Devon, Penn., lawyer representing big commercial construction contractors insists that "Nobody's against this," referring to tolling major interstates as a method of funding their upkeep and expansion, I suspect he's not talked to anyone ...

Quebec filmmaker debuts ‘Vapeurs diesel (Diesel fumes)’ documentary web series

| May 13, 2010

Quebecker Alain Fournier (pictured, of a fashion) is a filmmaker focusing his efforts on fantasy work and -- this is where we come in -- online documentary. His first big web series, on YouTube and ...

Doggie online social networking; Nashville flood update

| May 12, 2010

Let's put the disclaimers up top, how bout? "No humans were harmed in the making of" the www.k9friendsunited.com doggie social-networking website, says founder Diarmuid Scullin, a long-hauler who started out with a simple, if somewhat off-the-wall ...

Country artist showcased on Texas fleet’s reefer vans

| May 11, 2010

Baldwin Distribution Services of Amarillo, Texas, launched its refrigerated operation in 1981 with 5 tractors and 7 trailers. Today, Baldwin boasts more than a dozen times those numbers, and operates nationwide -- lucky for them, and ...

Pink truck more than just pretty

| May 10, 2010

When Daren Parker prepared to ask a senior driver in his Raleigh, N.C.-based Parker Gas propane-delivery fleet to drive a new medium-duty Kenworth T370 straight tanker, all bets were off as to what kind of ...

Owner-operator assesses options for rig flooded at TA

| May 07, 2010

The Cumberland River in and around Nashville, Tenn., Thursday, May 6, finally dropped below flood stage, and for many affected in the area, the cleanup process, if not already well underway, began in earnest. At ...

Jazzy and Lee rear-ended in N.C.

| May 06, 2010

In Burlington, N.C., on highway 70 yesterday, Lee and Jazzy Jordan were rear-ended "just as we were coming to a stop right around her J" to get ready to run, says Lee. "I had the ...

UPDATE: Scenes from Nashville trucking central

| May 05, 2010

There's been little to no coverage of a big portion of Nashville's industrial and transportation base, much of it situated along rail tracks north and south of the Cumberland River and east of downtown, that was ...

Todd Dills

Todd Dills is Senior Editor of Overdrive magazine and writes from Nashville, Tenn. His 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.

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