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Contest for small-biz office furniture upgrade

| March 03, 2012

Small fleet owners, does your office furniture need an upgrade? Furniture maker DreamSeat just launched a contest geared specifically toward small businesses like yours. They're looking for the best entry to award a full furniture upgrade ...

Channel 19 week in pictures: Northern lights, NASCAR

| March 01, 2012

Lights, camera …Carlile Transportation driver Dave Johnston photographed his rig and the Aurora Borealis "just north of Coldfoot," he says, on Alaska’s Dalton Highway, where he runs three times weekly from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay. ...

Driver conference calls, online radio shows Wed., Thurs.

| February 29, 2012

All Drivers Together hosts Trucker BuddyFirst up, the folks with the All Drivers Together series of conference calls, which have been ongoing with increasing prominence in the months since I reported on them last year, ...

Got downtime in central Indy? ‘Steel Ponies’ on exhibit through Aug.

| February 28, 2012

If you have or can schedule downtime in and around Indianapolis in the coming months, there's a neat exhibit for motorcycle enthusiasts and others interested in the history and culture of two-wheeled transportation at the ...

Let the (fuel-mileage) games begin!

| February 27, 2012

When owner-operator Henry Albert proposed that he test speed's effect on fuel mileage on his blog Feb. 22 by dropping his top speed from 65 to 60, he sparked a wellspring of commentary from his ...

Go Guy ‘pocket urinal’ pitchman ‘Go Cousin Vinny’

| February 26, 2012

"As spring approaches," runs the latest press release from the makers of the Go Guy pocket urinal (motto: "When there is nowhere to go, go where you are"), "more truckers will be heading out onto ...

Back to basics in apnea debate: The importance of sleep

| February 24, 2012

Last night on the Truth About Trucking Live online radio program of fuel hauler Allen Smith and his wife, Donna, discussion of the FMCSA's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Medical Review Board's joint work ...

More than a typo? Split sleeper wishful thinking

| February 23, 2012

Trans Products / Trans Services Regulatory Manager Rich Wilson, during a break between sessions of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee meeting in Alexandria, Va., early this month, pointed out a couple curious problems with ...

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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