Channel 19

Todd Dills

Olympic downhill skiing, brought to you by dump trailer

| February 15, 2010

Ice road trucking it isn't, but I couldn't help but notice in opening television coverage of the Winter Olympics, ongoing around Vancouver, B.C., an exceptional shot of a tractor pulling a dump trailer loaded with nothing ...

Continental HSR rides well on uneven terrain in Super Bowl ad

| February 12, 2010

If you saw Budweiser's "Human Bridge" ad during the New Orleans Saints decisive defeat of the Indianapolis Colts to claim victory in last Sunday's Super Bowl contest, you may have missed one key piece of the ...

Owner-operator’s record hits Roots Music charts

| February 11, 2010

I'll bet Overdrive October 2009 Trucker of the Month Howard Salmon, an independent you may likewise remember from a couple posts (here and here) late last year about his part in the Convoy for a Cure ...

OO dispatcher takes on truck brokerage industry

| February 10, 2010

Straight into battle with a large piece of the trucking world goes Mr. Paul Todd, an Augusta, Ga.-based owner-operator dispatching service provider and the subject of my February Exit Only column "Surrounding the Middleman" in Truckers News (follow that ...

FMCSA finally listening to drivers?

| February 09, 2010

On the subject of the hours of service, my entire time covering the trucking industry has been to the ever-more-visible backdrop curtain of calls (to really mix metaphors) to introduce some sort of flexibility into the ...

Interviewing Overdrive 2010 Trucker of the Year Mike Crawford

| February 08, 2010

Always a pleasure, it is, to get a call from Mike "Mustang" Crawford (pictured), the Prime-leased owner-operator who is Overdrive's 2010 Trucker of the Year (follow that link for my story about him in our ...

Wild game cooking classes spawned by ice-roads coincidence

| February 05, 2010

As Todd L. Disher quipped last week in the lead of his piece for Alaska's Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman newspaper about Carlile Transportation driving instructor Phil Kromm, "it’s only natural an episode of 'Ice Road Truckers' would ...

Truckers key in averting mix-up in Granite Falls, Wash., bypass

| February 04, 2010

In the Everett, Wash., Daily Herald newspaper late last week a story appeared about two roundabouts being constructed on a new bypass of the growing Granite Falls, Wash., community in the central part of the ...

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.

Stay Connected

Sign up to get Overdrive's daily newsletter.