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Todd Dills

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.

Year of interrupted sleep: 2012 in review, Part 1Image Gallery

| December 27, 2012

Counting down the memories, of a fashion -- if Channel 19 was all you read from January-April 2012, you couldn't be criticized for thinking trucking was a wonderfully strange place to be.

LED nose lights, sleigh skirts and more biz tips for operator Claus

| December 25, 2012

A Christmas greeting from owner-operator business service firm ATBS.

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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