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Todd Dills

Monday, Monday

| March 05, 2008

Our "Ripley's Believe It Or Not!" calendar reportsYou are most likely to be injured at work on a Monday!We can't immediately find any confirmation of this, but if anyone knows of any -- such as ...

Idiots and maniacs

| March 03, 2008

This newspaper editorial about people who drive slowly in the left lane invokes an old George Carlin routine that surely resonates with truck driversHave you ever noticed that when you're drivin', anyone goin' slower than ...

"Anyone out there have a ten-twenty on Smokey?"

| February 26, 2008

This Feb. 15, 2008, installment of Chip Sansom's comic strip ">The Born Loser" suggests that we're not the only ones reminiscing about the 1970s CB craze.Channel 19 is the blog version of the column of ...

If at first you don’t succeed

| February 25, 2008

Our "Ripley's Believe It or Not!" calendar belatedly alerted us to the case of Seo Sang-moon, a South Korean who in 2005 passed the oral part of his driving test -- on his 272nd attempt. ...

Sticker disappointment

| February 22, 2008

Gasoline Alley Antiques in Seattle just e-mailed usThanks for visiting our website. Unfortunately, we just sold the last set of the CONVOY stickers we had in stock, in our store the other day. ...

Local man makes good

| February 22, 2008

Steel hauler Ronnie Baker of Franklin, Ohio, iOverdrive Trucker of the Month for February 2008, got this nice writeup in the iMiddletown Journal. You can read our full profile of Baker here in the iOverdrive ...

Remember these stickers?

| February 21, 2008

In a drawer full of forgotten childhood items, we recently found six of Donruss’ CB Convoy Code stickers, published in 1978. (All images copyright Donruss.)Sticker #4: Bear in the AirSticker #15: Six WheelerSticker #30: ...

Bite Me, that’s where I live

| February 19, 2008

John Latta took this photo in summer 2007 at the Petro in Joplin, Mo., but we've met ilots of people who live on this corner. It must be the site of a high-rise apartment ...

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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