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Todd Dills

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 ...

Light the Highway

| February 19, 2008

Todd Dills pointed us to this National Public Radio report on the Light the Highway movement, which began with Christian prayer requests specifically for the I-35 corridor but now has gone nationwide.Channel 19 is the ...

No, that’s not a dummy

| February 18, 2008

When John Latta forwarded us photos purporting to depict the aftermath of a motorcycle-truck collision -- the motorcyclist dangling from the back of the truck with his head driven through the steel -- our first ...

Speed of the sound of loneliness

| February 18, 2008

According to researchers in the journal iPsychological Science, lonely people are more likely to believe in the supernatural, including God; and to attribute human qualities to pets, toys and vehicles.Since truck driving is one of ...

Calling Berkeley’s bluff

| February 18, 2008

The article "Berkeley vs. the Marines" at the invaluable is about the 8-to-1 vote by the City Council in Berkeley, Calif., Jan. 29 to tell the U.S. Marines that its downtown recruiting station was ...

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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