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Girl Scout Cookie Distribution Goes High-Tech

Pallets of cookies awaiting distribution at Evans Distributiong. Photo: Evans

Girl Scout cookie sales have gone digital, and Detroit-based Evans Distribution Systems is handling the shipping for more than a million boxes of Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs and more. Deborah Lockridge, parent of a Girl Scout herself, has more in her All That's Trucking blog. READ MORE

Tags: 3PL, Girl Scouts, Evans Distributing

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, December 30, 2015 9:18 AM | » Comments(0)

Volvo Truck vs. 4-year-old With Remote Control

While a lot of kids may have a remote-controlled vehicle of some sort on their wish list for Santa, one 4-year-old got the ultimate such driving experience in Volvo's latest video designed to showcase the toughness of its FMX truck. READ MORE

Tags: In the Media, Volvo Group

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, December 3, 2015 11:41 AM | » Comments(0)

Patience, Persistence Needed to Bring Young People into the Industry

Photo by Jim Park

Are we going overboard in pushing kids toward a college education? One reader responds to Deborah Lockridge's October editorial, and she has this follow-up in her "All That's Trucking" blog. READ MORE

Tags: Driver Shortage

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, October 30, 2015 2:32 PM | » Comments(3)

The Power of Dressing for Success

Could a uniform actually help drivers be better at their jobs? (Photo: Walmart)

Drivers' appearance has an effect on trucking’s image – but did you know that in addition to affecting other peoples’ perceptions of you, how you dress can affect how well you do your job? READ MORE

Tags: Drivers, Image

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:08 PM | » Comments(2)

Sleep Apnea in Truckers Continues to Confuse

Are doctors going overboard in sending drivers for expensive sleep studies?

Are doctors going overboard in sending drivers for expensive sleep studies? Deborah Lockridge explores this topic in her "All That's Trucking" blog. READ MORE

Tags: Sleep Apnea, Medical Examiners, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, Drivers, Driver Health

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, September 25, 2015 5:48 AM | » Comments(6)

Are Small Trucking Companies Missing Out on the Recovery?

Expensive equipment, e-logs and other regs are tough on small fleets.

Photo by Evan Lockridge

The Wall Street Journal reports that despite record freight and revenue levels in the trucking industry, small fleets are going out of business or being gobbled up. Deborah Lockridge asks for readers' experiences and predictions in her "All That's Trucking" blog. READ MORE

Tags: Small Fleets, ELDs, E-logs

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, September 24, 2015 8:12 AM | » Comments(2)

Trooper Builds Relationship with Truckers Through Facebook Page

"These guys are out here on the road 24/7, so are we. Why not make it a better working relationship?" READ MORE

Tags: Indiana, Image, Enforcement

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, September 23, 2015 1:48 PM | » Comments(5)

Help Driver Appreciation Video Go Viral

Can this National Truck Driver Appreciation Week video reach a million views by the end of the week? READ MORE

Tags: National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Image

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, September 17, 2015 5:59 AM | » Comments(1)

Generous Trucker Makes Waitress' Day

A truckstop waitress in Nebraska was able to take her kids to the state fair and catch up on all her bills, thanks to a generous trucker who tipped her $1,000. READ MORE

Tags: Truckstops

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, September 11, 2015 8:16 AM | » Comments(1)

Rolling Along Toward Autonomous Trucks

A disguised version of the Future Truck 2025 in a demonstration last year on a closed portion of German autobahn. Photo courtesy Daimler Trucks.

Several news reports in the past week indicate that progress is being made on the road to autonomous commercial trucks. READ MORE

Tags: Daimler Trucks, Europe, Global, Autonomous Vehicles, Future Trucks

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, August 31, 2015 10:27 AM | » Comments(0)

NYT Op-Ed Attacks Trucking Industry – From the Inside

"The Trucks are Killing Us." The latest diatribe from an anti-truck group? No, it's an op-ed piece in the New York Times by a longtime former trucking editor. Deborah Lockridge writes about it in her All That's Trucking blog. READ MORE

Tags: In the Media, Image

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, August 28, 2015 1:45 PM | » Comments(1)

CB Radios Then and Now

A scene from the movie "Convoy."

Unlike VCRs, eight-track tapes and flip phones, CB radios are still a valuable tool. Deborah Lockridge takes a trip down memory lane in her "All That's Trucking" blog. READ MORE

Tags: In the Media, History

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, August 11, 2015 10:06 AM | » Comments(1)

Media Roundup: A Cold Case, Record Stunt Jump and More

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. READ MORE

Tags: In the Media

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, July 28, 2015 12:00 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, Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Driver Retention, Combined Transport

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Sunday, July 12, 2015 7:06 AM | » Comments(11)

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)

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)

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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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