All That's Trucking

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hitches a Ride in 18-Wheeler

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. READ MORE

Tags: NASCAR, In the Media

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, July 6, 2015 8:26 AM | » Comments(0)

Uber, HOS Data Seen as Ways to Address Capacity Crunch

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. READ MORE

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)

Fuel Efficiency, Driver Issues In the Media

A roundup of some recent trucking-related articles in the mainstream press in the latest All That's Trucking blog post. READ MORE

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, In the Media, Driver Pay, A. Duie Pyle

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, June 22, 2015 6:43 AM | » Comments(0)

Is 'Abused Driver Syndrome' Rampant in the Industry?

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. READ MORE

Tags: Drivers, Driver Shortage, Driver Retention, Combined Transport, Driver Recruiting

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, June 8, 2015 7:06 AM | » Comments(9)

The Bizarre Case of the Chameleon Carrier

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. READ MORE

Tags: FMCSA, Imminent Hazard

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

Truck Racing Returns

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. READ MORE

Tags: Meritor, ChampTruck, Racing

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, May 22, 2015 9:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Trucks Turn Out for Make-A-Wish Convoy

Photo: Make-A-Wish

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. READ MORE

Tags: Pennsylvania, Image, Make-A-Wish

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, May 11, 2015 1:48 PM | » Comments(0)

Finding the Missing Truth

Photo by Brian Turner via Creative Commons License<br /><br />

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? READ MORE

Tags: Litigation

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, May 5, 2015 4:10 PM | » Comments(1)

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Local Media and Trucking

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. READ MORE

Tags: Drivers, In the Media, ELDs, Hours of Service

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

A Personalized Approach to Driver Training

Drivers needing CDL training (and the fleets that employ them) in Lincoln, Ill., have a new option in town. Learn more in Deborah Lockridge's "All That's Trucking" blog. READ MORE

Tags: Driver Training, Illinois

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, April 29, 2015 9:07 AM | » Comments(0)

Oil and Gas Industry Shake-up

Fracturing operation in the Bakken Formation. Photo: Joshua Doubek

America's booming domestic oil and gas industry is not as booming as it was. Lower oil prices have left some wells unfinished, and new reports from geologists this week raise concern about the effect of the oil and gas boom on the planet. Deborah Lockridge's "All That's Trucking" blog explores the latest news. READ MORE

Tags: Oil Prices, Oklahoma, Fracking

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, April 24, 2015 7:33 AM | » Comments(0)

When Bumping Into Each Other Means Good Business

As Oklahoma-based Melton Truck Lines has grown, it has tried to address the issue of keeping a small-company feel. Find out how it does that with its new building in the "All That's Trucking" blog. READ MORE

Tags: Melton Truck Lines

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:09 PM | » Comments(0)

Opportunities in a Lower Fuel Price Environment

Do lower fuel prices offer an opportunity to get some business back from rail? Photo by Jim Park.

Other than enjoying lower fuel costs, how can trucking companies take advantage of current low prices for diesel fuel? READ MORE

Tags: Fuel Prices, Railroads, Intermodal

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, April 17, 2015 8:37 AM | » Comments(0)

Does ADA Mean You Have to Let Alcoholics Drive Trucks?

HDT file photo

Does the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) really require motor carriers to allow alcoholics to drive trucks? Deborah Lockridge shares some insight from a transportation attorney in her "All That's Trucking" blog. READ MORE

Tags: Americans with Disabilities Act, Litigation, EEOC

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, April 16, 2015 8:21 AM | » Comments(1)

Humor, Big Stars Make Infrastructure Funding Point

Google "John Oliver Infrastructure" and you'll get some 30 pages of results, with headlines such as "Stars Help John Oliver Make Infrastructure Maintenance Sexy." Deborah Lockridge explains why in her "All That's Trucking" blog. READ MORE

Tags: In the Media, Infrastructure Funding

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, April 15, 2015 11:48 AM | » Comments(0)

CARB-Type Regs Could Spread to Other Jurisdictions

California fleets that have had to fork over funds to buy new cleaner-burning trucks or retrofit with diesel particulate filters may well have a leg up over the rest of the country under the Environmental Protection Agency's upcoming rules, according to one blog. READ MORE

Tags: Emissions, CARB, Environmental Protection Agency, California, DPF

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

Turning an Eyesore into Truck Parking

In many areas, truckers are short of places to park at night. Photo by Jim Park

One California newspaper editor has the right idea when it comes to truck parking, says Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge in her "All That's Trucking" blog. READ MORE

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, March 23, 2015 11:14 AM | » Comments(1)

Drones And the Future of Package Delivery

Are we one step closer to putting drones in the logistics chain?

Amazon has received FAA permission to test its drones, with restrictions. Photo: Amazon

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted approval for Amazon to test drone delivery, but don't expect a drone on your doorstep soon. READ MORE

Tags: Logistics, Commercial Drones, Amazon.com, Delivery Trucks, Future Trucks, Battery-Electric Vehicles, AMP Electric Vehicles

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, March 20, 2015 7:31 AM | » Comments(0)

Beyond Traffic

By the year 2045, will U.S. transportation be fossil or fantastic?

By the year 2045, will U.S. transportation be fossil or fantastic? HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge lookds at a new report from the U.S. Department of Transportation. READ MORE

Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. DOT, Anthony Foxx, Infrastructure

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, March 10, 2015 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

How Low Can Oil Prices Go?

High U.S. oil production, OPEC members playing chicken, dropping demand ... what does all that mean for crude oil prices?

Oil well in North Dakota. Photo courtesy ConocoPhillips.

Economist and financial analyst Gary Shilling set off a bit of a furor recently when he said the price of crude oil could go as low as $10 a barrel. Deborah Lockridge explores the likelihood of that in her All That's Trucking blog. READ MORE

Tags: Oil Prices

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, February 25, 2015 7:11 AM | » Comments(0)

Hello CARB, Are You Listening?

California's latest round of emissions rules are designed to clean up the environment — but the expensive retrofit facing one truck owner is tough to swallow.

John Dutra is a one-man band, running his custom-upfit 1991 Isuzu FSR for construction work in the South Bay of San Francisco. Dutra couldn’t have known when he bought his truck so many years ago that today he’d be staring down a government mandate to (in all practicality) buy a cleaner truck. READ MORE

Tags: Emissions, CARB, Regulations, California, DPF, Private Fleets

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, February 23, 2015 9:34 AM | » Comments(0)

Article Explores One Doctor's Foray into Truckstop Medicine

All That's Trucking: The latest blog post looks at how an old-fashioned country doctor is serving drivers at a Virginia truckstop. READ MORE

Tags: Driver Health, Truckstops

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, January 20, 2015 2:54 PM | » Comments(0)

Highway Funding and the Death of Common Sense

Last month, two Representatives issued a bipartisan call for a bill to raise the fuel tax.

This week, the price of crude oil dipped below $50 a barrel and gasoline prices averaged a little over $2 a gallon. It's the perfect time to do the common-sense thing and raise the federal fuel tax, says Deborah Lockridge in her "All That's Trucking" blog. READ MORE

Tags: Congress, Infrastructure, Highway Trust Fund

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, January 9, 2015 9:31 AM | » Comments(1)

Photographer Captures 6 a.m. at a Nashville Truckstop

Turbo, Sassy, and Wizard. Photo by Stacey Irvin

Do you see the beauty of 6 a.m. at a truckstop? This Nashville photographer does, and captures it for the public to see. READ MORE

Tags: Nashville, In the Media, Truckstops

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, January 8, 2015 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Can You Come up With a Better Safety Slogan for DOT Highway Signs?

Photo: Tennessee DOT

Some state safety agencies, realizing the same old tired safety warnings just make drivers' eyes glaze over, have been turning to some more creative wording for their safety campaigns. Deborah Lockridge has more in her "On the Road" blog. READ MORE

Tags: Tennessee

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, January 5, 2015 10:57 AM | » Comments(3)

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All That's Trucking blog is just that – the editor's take on anything and everything related to trucking, with the help of guest posts from other HDT editors. Author Deborah Lockridge's career as an award-winning trucking journalist started in 1990.

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