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From outside in: Top 10 things learned in a rig on the highway

| November 06, 2009

Joan Duggan Connell (pictured) penned this lead letter in the Speakout department of this month's edition of Overdrive. While we had to run it in short form due to space limitations of the section, for ...

Latest stowaways in UK

| November 05, 2009

The London-based Sun newspaper reported last week on seven men and likewise seven teenagers reportedly from Iraq and Afghanistan discovered in a tanker full of corn starch bound for a town in the Wiltshire region. ...

Trucking; the key to Afghanistan stabilization

| November 04, 2009

At least economically, anyway -- such is the viewpoint of Washington Post defense correspondent, blogger and Fiasco author Tom Ricks, expressed in a relatively recent missive on the subject here, titled "Keep on Trucking, ...

I-80 tolls in PA: Third time’s a charm?

| November 03, 2009

News surfaced last week that Pennsylvania had once again applied for federal approval to add tolls to I-80 within the state's borders under a pilot program for tolling existing interstates (as a means of road ...

Klos Custom Trucks photo book

| November 02, 2009

It makes a great coffetable book at "280 photos splashed across 112 glossy pages," says photographer Robbie "Dingo" Rose, whom we've written about in this hall previously (you'll remember this post about Dingo's YouTube resume ...

DGX acquires parts of C&H Freight

| October 30, 2009

Convoy for a Cure postmortem — a resounding success

| October 30, 2009

With $13,000 raised and more than 30 trucks and many good times, the Convoy for a Cure event, dedicated to breast cancer awareness and fund-raising, at Willie's Place last weekend can no doubt be called ...

Launch of

| October 27, 2009

Texas regional hauler Texomatic (,>) is fed up, he says. "I am sick and tired really of minimal, zero, exposure on the national, regional or industry stage for all of us drivers...who make videos ...

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 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 or via phone at 205-907-2481.

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