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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 ...

Fillmore, Ill., trucker carves wooden truck models with lifelike detail

| February 02, 2010

Profiled in the Dectaur, Ill.-based Herald-Review, Jeff Miller is a truck driver who wields a wood-carving knife with considerable skill, building wooden models of classic truck-tractors.

Satirical news mag picks up on texting ban ironies

| February 01, 2010

Humor mag The Onion is known for picking apart the news of the day, and the news business, in often satirically cutting fashion -- in a story published years ago in its pages it ran a ...

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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