Deborah Lockridge Editor in Chief
Tom Berg Senior Editor
Jim Park Equipment Editor
April 16, 2014
Here's one question you probably never saw answered in the syndicated newspaper column "Hints from Heloise."
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
April 14, 2014
Proper methods of testing for voltage drop on the circuits that power trailer liftgates were discussed at TMC’s recent annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn. Senior Editor Tom Berg has more in his Trailer Talk blog.
Tags: Trailers, Liftgates, Technology & Maintenance Council, Purkey's Fleet Electric, Electrical System, Batteries
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
April 10, 2014
Deborah Lockridge follows up on a special event at the Mid-America Trucking Show, where more than 200 Boy Scouts earned a badge about truck transportation.
Tags: Trucker Buddy, Image, Mid-America Trucking Show, Boy Scouts
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
April 9, 2014
Excessive sitting has been implicated in increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, disability, depression, weight gain and even some cancers. Just what drivers need to hear.
Tags: Driver Health
Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Wednesday, April 9, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)
April 7, 2014
Senior Editor Tom Berg was moved by Sunday's "60 Minutes" story on Health Wagon, carrying medicine and hope to Appalachia -- and intrigued by the X-ray trailer and the medical director who went to tractor-trailer school to learn to drive the rig. He has more in his Trailer Talk blog.
Tags: Charity, Medical Fleets, Truck Driving Schools, Trailers
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Monday, April 7, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)
Where in the same exhibit hall could you see a stagecoach, a 1964 White Freightliner cabover, an '85 Dodge Ram and a sleek Jetsons-like tractor-trailer with a carbon fiber trailer? Deborah Lockridge explains in her "All That's Trucking" blog.
Tags: Cummins, Western Star, Fuel Economy, Bendix, Walmart, Mid-America Trucking Show
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, April 7, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
April 4, 2014
Ann Ferro's curiosity over in-cab distraction is well-founded, but who will decide how much is too much? Equipment Editor Jim Park muses on the topic in his latest "On the Road" blog post.
Tags: Distracted Driving, Drivers, Safety, Anne Ferro
Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Friday, April 4, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)
March 31, 2014
Congress is supposedly inclined to approve a proposal to allow twin 33-foot doubles. If so, trailers like this would probably become common. Tom Berg has the story from last month's TMC meeting in his Trailer Talk blog.
Tags: Productivity, Wabash National, Doubles, Twin Trailers, Pups
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Monday, March 31, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(4)
March 24, 2014
If you are at the Mid-America Trucking Show on Saturday, you may see a lot of Boy Scout uniforms. Find out why in Deborah Lockridge's "All That's Trucking" blog.
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, March 24, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)
March 21, 2014
The Mid-America Trucking Show is next week, says Deborah Lockridge in her "All That's Trucking" blog, which means lots of invitations to visit various booths at the Louisville show. One of the most unusual has been the opportunity to meet with a "celebrity in the making," Brad James.
Tags: Drivers, Mid-America Trucking Show
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, March 21, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(4)
March 18, 2014
HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park had a few breakdowns during his driving career, but never with a brand new truck. A lesson learned with a brand new computer shows how vulnerable we can be to technology, as he shares in his "On the Road" blog.
Tags: Breakdowns, Information Technology
Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Tuesday, March 18, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
March 13, 2014
Lights on the rear of most vehicles have all red lights because that's all the regulation requires. Maybe that should change.
Tags: Safety, Trailers, Lighting, Truck-Lite, Wabash National
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)
March 10, 2014
Ever hear of Innotec? Neither did senior editor Tom Berg. Now he sees what it does, and so will you.
Tags: TMC, Phillips Industries, Electrical System, LEDs, Innotec, LED Lights
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Monday, March 10, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
February 26, 2014
If it's not bad enough that drivers seldom have the time to eat properly and exercise, escalating fuel costs are driving fleets to buy fuel where it's cheapest, says Jim Park in his On the Road blog. Those places specialize in fast turn-over take-out food, not necessarily the food drivers need for a healthy, balanced diet.
Tags: Diet & Nutrition, Driver Health, Drivers, Truckstops
Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Wednesday, February 26, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(3)
February 4, 2014
A tire service technician was killed when he was run over by the truck he was working on. Could more regulations have prevented the tragedy? Possibly, but so could better communication and a little more awareness of what goes on in a repair shop, says Equipment Editor Jim Park in his On the Road blog.
Tags: Tires, Safety, Technicians, Maintenance, In the Shop
Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Tuesday, February 4, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)
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