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NPR correspondent gets "worst roads" lesson from owner-operator

| November 24, 2009

Yesterday on National Public Radio's banner afternoon news program, All Things Considered, correspondent Ina Jaffe detailed her ridealong with one Randy Park, who drives for Apex Logistics. They ran down a stretch I-10 in California ...

Texas trucker narrowly escapes the ultimate disaster

| November 23, 2009

I may have spoken too soon, Friday, when I made reference to one Brazilian truck accident as one of the most bizarre of truck crash results ever photographed. A Nov. 12 story in Wyoming's Powell ...

Bridges and trucks colliding, around the world

| November 20, 2009

This scene at this link might take the prize for most bizarre of truck accidents, at least those photographed for posterity. Thankfully, looks like the driver was rescued. It's a scene on a Brazilian bridge ...

Do you have Zonkatude? New novel by trucker chronicles band’s 40-year career

| November 17, 2009

Jim Funkhouser, aka J. Gale Morrison, has been a truck driver "for 22 years," he says. "I am thinking about making a career out of it!"All the same, via the website, he's begun to ...

Trucking stars on the rise through running — and talking

| November 13, 2009

In October, Truckers News Editor Randy Grider wrote about the extraordinary saga of one Jasmine "Jazzy" Jordan, a 16-year-old Olympic-caliber runner who began a cross-country run Sept. 1 to bring awareness to the difficulty many ...

Four-wheelers get their fair share

| November 12, 2009

In all the hubbub surrounding the CSA 2010 safety initiative from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which the agency hopes will improve safety among motor carriers and drivers of large trucks when fully implemented, ...

Poetic salute from unlikely quarters

| November 11, 2009

Ann Campanella (pictured) is a journalist-turned-poet whose collection Young amp; Ripe, published by the folks at Charlotte-based Main Street Rag this year, chronicles via short verse the spirit of youth. Her "Six Days on the ...

Owner-operator takes delivery of first Lonestar Harley special edition

| November 10, 2009

Twenty-year trucking veteran and current owner-operator Chris Hawker, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle enthusiast, took delivery in late October of the first Harley special edition of the International Lonestar Class 8 tractor (pictured). In a ceremony in ...

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

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