Channel 19

Todd Dills

Ever been pulled by a big rig?

| May 18, 2013

Michael Winton just "couldn't resist" setting up his pickup in front of the idle Tennessee Highway Patrol Peterbilt when he came upon it in Cookeville. Check out the grim results of the resulting photo shoot here.

Looks like we got ourselves a parade!

| May 16, 2013

Overdrive reader Kyle Cantor remembers the convoys of old, and proposes a new one: "Hey drivers, let's get a Memorial Day convoy going for the Thursday before...."

‘Liberated trucker-babe’ embraces ‘inner cougar’ with new book

| May 14, 2013

Meet Xandra "Sunny" Moon, author of the self-help tome that tells her story -- in part about her discovery of trucking after years at home as a full-time mother -- of getting over a "mid-life slump."

More ‘loads 2.0′

| May 13, 2013

Tech company Kaazing is building an online-communications enhancement to brokerage Allen Lund Co.'s management software to streamline/enhance shipper-broker-carrier communications and load negotiation/selection.

Sunday service on the road

| May 11, 2013

Introducing Pastor and Prime Inc. hauler Bob Sauter's CDL Drivers Church of Delivery, with worship service over the phone every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Central time.

Roundup: Strange bedfellows, scale-house burger, Android barker

| May 09, 2013

Legislation can make for odd bedfellows among supporters, Wendy Parker orders a cheeseburger -- at the wrong drive-through, and Mack Trucks' Bulldog magazine gets new digital distribution.

Trucking brings out the best

| May 07, 2013

Bringing the kids along for the haul can serve several purposes -- here's an example of a truck-trip fueling creative experimentation.

Watch those post-crash-inspection violations

| May 06, 2013

They shouldn't be assigned severity weights to contribute to a carrier's ranking in any CSA BASIC if the violation was a result of the crash.

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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