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Distracted transport secretary announces distracted driver summit

| August 06, 2009

In the wake of the publication of results of the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute's analysis of long-haulers' texting behavior while driving, the calls for a nationwide ban on the practice have now reached the metaphorical ...

Obama ‘on Ice Road Truckers’

| August 05, 2009

Unless you're talking about dissatisfaction with rising government expenditures, such as the prevailing view over on CDLofit surrounding pending health care/insurance legislation, or Teamsters' campaigning efforts, you don't hear the words "Obama" and "truckers" associated ...

Pure Grain — "Truckin Song" video redux

| August 04, 2009

Since we reported on Pure Grain front man and sometime trucker the 'Carolina Kid' Chris Taber here at the blog, the band's made its trucking show debut at the Expedite Expo in Wilmington, Ohio; released ...

Vintage Kenworth motor coach returns to Mt. Rainier

| August 03, 2009

Two men from Gig Harbor, Wash., have rescued a 1937 Kenworth Motor Coach from the rust heap of history. So reported the Seattle Times newspaper July 21. Art Redford, 69, "who founded Honey Bucket, the ...

Interviewing the 2009 Great American Trucking Family

| July 29, 2009

This month's issue of Truckers News features the Great American Trucking Family for 2009, the Valdepenas of San Bernardino, Calif., who've been trucking for four generations. Truckers News editor Randy Grider took footage of part ...

Study probes trucker talking and texting

| July 28, 2009

Results from a study released today by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, and financed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, made their way into the New York Times and numerous other mainstream media outlets ...

Whoops!

| July 27, 2009

Will Climb for ReceiptA coal hauler filed suit against his fleet, claiming they pressured him to fake his scale receipts by performing a complex climbing maneuver, during which he was injured. "On the day in ...

‘My Truckin’ Luck’

| July 24, 2009

Such is the name of a new boardgame designed by Blackfoot, Idaho, resident and potato hauler Randy Cox. The Idaho State Journal reported on Cox earlier this month, and in that story Cox described what ...

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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