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Todd Dills

A repeat: Human-powered tractor pull

| January 14, 2013

Hapfor Bjornsson of Iceland, for the second year in a row, won the truck-pull qualifying event at the World's Strongest Man competition.

Final send-off for a Maine log-hauling legend

| January 12, 2013

Dale Crawford was the owner of the Maine Crawford family's log-hauling outfit until he sold it to his brother, Robin, in 2000 upon becoming ill. He passed away last week.

Of football and viral road signs

| January 10, 2013

Did you see the hit South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney put on Michigan's running back New Year's day? More on the subsequent road-sign spoof that emerged in the aftermath.

Smokin’ Joe Lee Smith rides into the sunset

| January 07, 2013

Today, a salute, a send-off, for Smokin' Joe Lee Smith, a hardworking free spirit of a driver well-known for his 1989 album of rock 'n' roll truck-driving music, Smokin' Joe in Overdrive. I wrote about Smith ...

New: Minimizer mobile site

| January 05, 2013

Minimizer's new mobile-friendly tool offers users a streamlined experience on mobile phone browsers.

Manage MCS-150 data for CSA scoring

| January 03, 2013

It's important for those with carrier authority to keep tabs on their annual self-reported vehicle-miles-traveled and power-unit information for CSA scoring purposes.

Year of interrupted sleep: 2012 in review, Part 3Image Gallery

| December 31, 2012

September-December 2012 on the Channel 19 blog -- one operator reaches a milestone, amid ongoing industry conversation, weird-weird trucking news and .... Happy new year, drivers!

Year of interrupted sleep: 2012 in review, Part 2Image Gallery

| December 29, 2012

Counting down the memories -- May-August 2012 on the Channel 19 blog, when things heated up in more ways than three.

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 tdills@randallreilly.com.

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