Deborah Lockridge Editor in Chief
David Cullen Executive Editor
Tom Berg Senior Editor
Jim Park Equipment Editor
May 27, 2015
A case of mistaken identity and murder charges in the wake of one defendant cooperating with federal investigators. Sounds like something from an FBI organized crime case – but this involved an out of service order by the DOT.
Tags: FMCSA, Imminent Hazard
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)
May 22, 2015
After nearly a month since its inaugural event, big rig racing -- returning to the U.S. after a 22-year hiatus -- is heating up with race events two weekends in a row.
Tags: Meritor, ChampTruck, Racing
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, May 22, 2015 9:00 AM | » Comments(0)
May 11, 2015
Thousands of spectators lined the roads in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, area as hundreds of truckers (and some unusual other vehicles) took part in the annual Make-A-Wish Mother's Day Truck Convoy.
Tags: Pennsylvania, Image, Make-A-Wish
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, May 11, 2015 1:48 PM | » Comments(0)
May 7, 2015
There was a time when railroads were in the motor transport business, as their parent companies recognized that freight was being grabbed by fast, flexible long-haul trucks and they might as well grab some of the revenue.
Tags: Piggybacking, Trailers, Museums
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Thursday, May 7, 2015 8:29 AM | » Comments(0)
May 5, 2015
A trucker rear-ends a car at 50 mph in broad daylight on a nearly deserted Interstate highway, killing a 10-year-old child and injuring others in the car. Slam-dunk win for the plaintiff, right?
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, May 5, 2015 4:10 PM | » Comments(1)
May 4, 2015
We all know some freeway off-ramp bends are too tight, but we sort of expect that. When the mainline of the highway has too tight a turn it can be shocking. All the more so when your eyes tell you the road is straight ...
Tags: Truck Drivers, Interstate, Rollovers
Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Monday, May 4, 2015 9:03 AM | » Comments(1)
April 30, 2015
From a happy trucking couple to a one-sided "investigation" of cheating on logbooks, Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge takes a look at a few of the local stories covering trucking this week in her "All That's Trucking" blog.
Tags: Drivers, In the Media, ELDs, Hours of Service
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)
April 28, 2015
Unlike most skirts that are stationary, the stinger moves with the tandem as it’s slid fore and aft, so it smooths air flow no matter where the tandem is set, said the system’s inventor.
Tags: Trailers, Aerodynamics, Fuel Efficiency
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Tuesday, April 28, 2015 11:53 AM | » Comments(1)
April 20, 2015
Senior Editor Tom Berg explores why one intermodal refrigerated operation is expanding, in contrast to another that is suing railroads in blame for its demise, in his Trailer Talk blog.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Drayage, Tiger Cool Express
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Monday, April 20, 2015 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
April 8, 2015
Are higher highway speed limits a real threat to tire safety? A recent Associated Press story suggests that trucks running north of 75 mph could be at elevated risk of tire failure because they are going too fast. Equipment Editor Jim Park offers insight into the truth of the matter.
Tags: Tire Inflation, NHTSA, Tires
Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Wednesday, April 8, 2015 12:00 AM | » Comments(2)
April 7, 2015
Claims made by Cold Train founders in their $41 million suit, announced on Tuesday, illustrate how the railroads, like truckers, can’t handle all the business being thrown at them.
Tags: Trailers, Lawsuits, Intermodal, Reefers, BNSF
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Tuesday, April 7, 2015 4:46 PM | » Comments(0)
March 31, 2015
Different buyers have different considerations, which is why trailer manufacturers offer the three different types. Manac offered a quick look at the three trailer types in its booth at MATS.
Tags: Manac Inc., Trailers, Aluminum
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:09 AM | » Comments(0)
February 26, 2015
Of all the rules truckers must abide by, the cargo securement rules are likely the most often misinterpreted. In many cases, citations result not from willful neglect or negligence, but from simple ignorance or misunderstanding. And it's not always only the driver who's to blame.
Tags: Cargo Securement, CVSA, Canada
Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Thursday, February 26, 2015 6:51 AM | » Comments(0)
February 4, 2015
As far back as 1996, it was abundantly clear that the driver shortage as we knew it then was nothing compared to what we face today. The driver shortage then was just a puff of smoke on the horizon. Today, we could say the torpedoes are in the water. It didn't have to be that way.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Image, Demographics
Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Wednesday, February 4, 2015 9:21 AM | » Comments(4)
January 15, 2015
Sometimes things aren't exactly as they appear. Was Equipment Editor Jim Park really caught throwing something out the window on an Ultimate Test Drive video? Read the On the Road blog to find out.
Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Thursday, January 15, 2015 9:20 PM | » Comments(0)
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