Deborah Lockridge Editor in Chief
David Cullen Executive Editor
Tom Berg Senior Editor
Jim Park Equipment Editor
July 28, 2015
Equipment Editor Jim Park, can think of a lot of things he'd like to do in a big truck, but jumping over a 160-foot abyss isn't one of them. In his 'On the Road' blog he explains he'll gladly leave that to the professionals.
Tags: Freightliner, In the Media
Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Tuesday, July 28, 2015 12:19 PM | » Comments(0)
Deborah Lockridge shares stories from local media that provide a pleasant break from the usual fare of tractor-trailer wrecks, lawsuits and anti-truck editorials.
Tags: In the Media
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, July 28, 2015 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
July 22, 2015
While poring through more than 1,300 pages of proposed regulations, staffers found themselves immersed in details of trailer design, including weight reduction.
Tags: Trailers, Size and Weight, Regulations, GHG
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Wednesday, July 22, 2015 3:00 PM | » Comments(0)
July 17, 2015
Containers are made of heavy gauge steel and make excellent structural components. And they’re far cheaper and “greener” than buying traditional materials like lumber for that purpose.
Tags: Intermodal, Containers
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Friday, July 17, 2015 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
July 9, 2015
A weekend at an antique and classic truck show opens up the floodgates and the memories of 20 years on the road come flooding back. Equipment Editor Jim Park makes a few seat-of-the-pants comparisons of the truck he used to drive to the trucks we're driving today.
Tags: Driver Comfort, Classic Truck, History, Cabovers
Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Thursday, July 9, 2015 11:10 AM | » Comments(1)
The U.S. Army operates some of the more serious tractor-trailer combinations in the world, as Tom Berg explores in his Trailer Talk blog. The M1000 gooseneck trailer, for instance, weighs 50,000 pounds before it's even loaded.
Tags: Military Trucks, Heavy-Haul Trailers, Trailers, Military
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Thursday, July 9, 2015 10:00 AM | » Comments(0)
July 6, 2015
Fans of Dale Earnhardt Jr. got a peek into life on the road in the cab of a big rig last week as the NASCAR driver tweeted about riding to the Daytona race in the passenger seat of one of the race team's haulers.
Tags: NASCAR, In the Media
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, July 6, 2015 8:26 AM | » Comments(0)
July 2, 2015
Dropdeck trailers with spread-axle tandems are torture on tires. Tom Berg explores one tire maker's quest to design a product to stand up to the beating in his Trailer Talk blog.
Tags: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Dropdeck Trailers, Trailers, Tires
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Thursday, July 2, 2015 1:00 PM | » Comments(0)
June 24, 2015
Some interesting articles about trucking capacity have landed in Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge's in-box recently, as she reports in her "All That's Trucking" blog.
Tags: Information Technology, Amazon.com, Electronic Logging Devices, In the Media, Capacity
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, June 24, 2015 5:47 AM | » Comments(2)
June 22, 2015
Many traffic accidents in Argentina happen when motorists try to pass slower vehicles on two-lane roads.Here's a fix.
Tags: Samsung, driver safety, Passenger Cars, Technology
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Monday, June 22, 2015 3:00 PM | » Comments(0)
A roundup of some recent trucking-related articles in the mainstream press in the latest All That's Trucking blog post.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, In the Media, Driver Pay, A. Duie Pyle
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, June 22, 2015 6:43 AM | » Comments(0)
June 8, 2015
When Tony Keller went to work for Oregon-based Combined Transport he had a hard time understanding why turnover was so high. Learn what he did in Deborah Lockridge's "All That's Trucking" blog.
Tags: Drivers, Driver Shortage, Driver Retention, Combined Transport, Driver Recruiting
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, June 8, 2015 7:06 AM | » Comments(9)
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 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)
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)
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