November 27, 2013
Phil Byrd, the new chairman of the American Trucking Associations, may offer a little different perspective as an executive with a relatively small company, according to a report in his local paper.
Posted @ Wednesday, November 27, 2013 12:00 AM | »
November 25, 2013
"Lana R. Batts and trucking are joined at the axle." So reads the opening sentence of a profile of Batts in DC Velocity, a magazine for distribution center managers and executives, where she talks about trucking and her latest endeavor, driver screening.
Posted @ Monday, November 25, 2013 12:00 AM | »
Senior Editor Tom Berg offers this guest commentary in remembrance of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
November 21, 2013
What were you doing 50 years ago, when you heard that JFK had been assassinated? If you’re age 55 or older, you probably remember that moment clearly, sociologists say. Senior Editor Tom Berg, who’s now 70, recalls how news of the event directly affected his part-time truck-driving job.
Posted @ Thursday, November 21, 2013 12:00 AM | »
A guest post from HDT Senior Editor Tom Berg
November 19, 2013
The “Hiring Military Veterans” feature in the current issue of Heavy Duty Trucking was an easy assignment for me to take on, because I was in the Army from 1965 to ’67 and afterwards went to work “in the real world” – anywhere outside the service. Jobs were plentiful for a while, so no complaints from me. And I appreciate the service and experience of millions of other vets, then and now.
Posted @ Tuesday, November 19, 2013 12:00 AM | »
November 8, 2013
The right parts and service decisions can help you meet on-time delivery goals with customers, improve your cost per mile, reduce downtime, improve utilization, better your CSA scores, even help retain drivers and cut turnover.
Posted @ Friday, November 8, 2013 12:00 AM | »
November 5, 2013
Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge recently caught up with a former HDT Truck Fleet Innovator during a luncheon at the American Trucking Associations' recent Management Conference and Exhibition. Find out what was on his mind in her "All That's Trucking" blog.
Posted @ Tuesday, November 5, 2013 12:00 AM | »
Guest post from Evan Lockridge, Senior Contributing Editor
October 24, 2013
Guest writer Evan Lockridge wonders if a new image campaign could accomplish not only more than previous campaigns, but also a more united trucking front, in this On the Road blog post.
Posted @ Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:00 AM | »
October 23, 2013
All That's Trucking Blog: Could we see a re-emergence of Class 8 cabovers in the U.S. and Canada? A couple of Canadian fleets appear to be interested in them for improved freight efficiency, but an exec from the one company that's still making them doesn't think drivers would stand for it.
Posted @ Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:00 AM | »
October 14, 2013
A race truck built from an old R Model Mack by students from Lincoln Educational Services' South Plainfield, N.J., campus took first place in its class at the 2013 Diesel Nationals in Englishtown, N.J., last month.
Posted @ Monday, October 14, 2013 12:00 AM | »
October 11, 2013
More than 600 fleet managers and fleet stakeholders took part at last week's Green Fleet Conference & Expo, held Oct. 1-2 at the Phoenix Convention Center. The exhibition hall had nearly 70 exhibitors, and while there were plenty of interesting things to see, Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge picks out three of the most intriguing to write about for her "All That's Trucking" blog.
Posted @ Friday, October 11, 2013 12:00 AM | »
October 8, 2013
In Europe, they're partway through the seventh Blue Corridor Natural Gas Vehicle Rally, where natural-gas-powered vehicles are driving from St. Petersburg, Russia, around the Baltic Sea with stops along the way in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to demonstrate the benefits of using natural gas in transportation.
Posted @ Tuesday, October 8, 2013 12:00 AM | »
October 7, 2013
Everyone's familiar with the Goodyear blimp. But new, high-tech blimps are on the way, and Goodyear will be retiring its Ohio-based Spirit of Goodyear blimp, reports Deborah Lockridge in her All That's Trucking blog.
Posted @ Monday, October 7, 2013 12:00 AM | »
October 4, 2013
The low-hanging fruit when it comes to fuel economy has all been picked. Now truck and engine makers are examining every part and component of the truck in exacting detail to figure out where they can cut the smallest amount of drag or the small parasitic loss of power that drag down fuel economy. Deborah Lockridge offers two examples in the "All That's Trucking" blog.
Posted @ Friday, October 4, 2013 12:00 AM | »
October 1, 2013
Senior Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge must have been watching way too much TV Monday as we approached a government shutdown, because he decided the impasse needed its own song -- sung to the music of the 1975 hit "Movin' On," because Congress is certainly NOT movin' on. Read more, if you dare, in the "All That's Trucking" blog.
Posted @ Tuesday, October 1, 2013 12:00 AM | »
September 30, 2013
With the government shutdown on one coast, the stranglehold of emissions regulations on the other, and a look at trucking efforts to thwart drug smugglers, trucking's been in the general media this past week. Read more in the "All That's Trucking" blog.
Posted @ Monday, September 30, 2013 12:00 AM | »
September 18, 2013
It's Driver Appreciation Week. But to really appreciate drivers, it takes a lot more than T-shirts, hats and picnics one week out of the year. One of the most important keys to appreciating -- and keeping -- good drivers is through good communication.
Posted @ Wednesday, September 18, 2013 12:00 AM | »
In this guest post, Evan Lockridge, Senior Contributing Editor, shares a scratch-your-head story about how one small fleet is being affected by the CSA enforcement program.
September 11, 2013
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety and Accountability program is no longer new, but a recent on-air conversation painted a clear picture of just how it's affecting trucking company owners, explain Evan Lockridge in this guest blog post.
Posted @ Wednesday, September 11, 2013 12:00 AM | »
September 6, 2013
California port trucker David Sosa recently saved a beautiful Kenworth K 100E cab from the recycler and updated it with a Cummins ISX EPA '07 engine to create a CARB-certified clean truck. Deborah Lockridge has the story in her "All That's Trucking" blog.
Posted @ Friday, September 6, 2013 12:00 AM | »
September 4, 2013
Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge notes that she's now old enough that stuff from the science fiction books she read as a kid are increasingly becoming reality. No flying cars yet, but driverless cars are being tested, and trucks may lead the way -- literally.
Posted @ Wednesday, September 4, 2013 12:00 AM | »
September 3, 2013
Those crazy folks at Volvo Trucks in Sweden are at it again, going to great lengths -- or should we say heights -- to create a video they hope will go viral.
Posted @ Tuesday, September 3, 2013 12:00 AM | »
One grad student takes to the highway for research on truck drivers.
September 3, 2013
Despite an increasing amount of research about trucking from the ivory towers of academia, few researchers ever experience what life is like on the road. However, one spent three years riding in trucks and interviewing long-haul drivers as part of his look into how truck drivers are affected by increasing demands for speed and flexibility.
Posted @ Tuesday, September 3, 2013 12:00 AM | »
August 30, 2013
Our new weekly roundup of how trucking's being covered in the mainstream media, from the new certified medical examiner program to highway funding commentary.
Posted @ Friday, August 30, 2013 12:00 AM | »
August 28, 2013
Whether you're looking for funding for alternative fueled vehicles, idle reduction or other fuel efficiency and emissions improvers, one blog post out there offers an impressive list of incentive programs.
Posted @ Wednesday, August 28, 2013 12:00 AM | »
August 23, 2013
Each week we run across many stories in the mainstream media that are about trucking or related to trucking in some way -- more than we can report on. Here are some of the most interesting from this week, including an article on trucker apps in the New York Times.
Posted @ Friday, August 23, 2013 12:00 AM | »
August 16, 2013
Each week we run across many stories in the mainstream media that are about trucking or related to trucking in some way -- more than we can report on. Here are some of the most interesting from this week, from haunting truckstop photos to driverless trucks to cross-border trucking.
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 12:00 AM | »