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 | »
The new head of the DOT is already looking to one of the big challenges of his job: Getting our dysfunctional Congress to pass a real highway bill.
August 15, 2013
The new head of the DOT is already looking to one of the big challenges of his job, says Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge in her "All That's Trucking: blog: Getting our dysfunctional Congress to pass a real highway bill by its due date of Sept. 30, 2014.
Posted @ Thursday, August 15, 2013 12:00 AM | »
August 1, 2013
The recession was tough on owner-operators. Add to that increasing regulations and more expensive equipment, and it’s no wonder some in the industry are saying the owner-operator is dead.
Posted @ Thursday, August 1, 2013 12:00 AM | »
July 29, 2013
You’ll be glad to know that Joseph “the trucker spy” Volpe will be taking the new few months off work. Find out why in this "All That's Trucking" blog.
Posted @ Monday, July 29, 2013 12:00 AM | »
July 23, 2013
We've had several weeks now on the new hours of service rules. Some fleets are struggling to adjust, while others are seeing virtually no effects. Share your experiences in this "On the Road" blog.
Posted @ Tuesday, July 23, 2013 12:00 AM | »
July 17, 2013
There's a good chance you played with Tonka trucks as a kid. But as Deborah Lockridge reports in her "All That's Trucking" blog, one Wisconsin man has turned that childhood love into a real-life labor of love and created a life-size replica of a vintage Tonka tow truck.
Posted @ Wednesday, July 17, 2013 12:00 AM | »
July 16, 2013
It seems zombies are cool these days, with hit TV shows like "The Walking Dead" and books and movies like "World War Z." But being a "zombie recruiter" is not going to help you out at a time when good drivers are becoming more scarce than ever.
Posted @ Tuesday, July 16, 2013 12:00 AM | »
July 11, 2013
Many insurance underwriters, happy to have a new tool to give them data on customers, are putting too much emphasis on CSA scores when it comes time to writing policies. This could mean higher premiums, higher deductibles, and even a case where some underwriters won't even consider insuring your company.
Posted @ Thursday, July 11, 2013 12:00 AM | »