March 21, 2014
The Mid-America Trucking Show is next week, says Deborah Lockridge in her "All That's Trucking" blog, which means lots of invitations to visit various booths at the Louisville show. One of the most unusual has been the opportunity to meet with a "celebrity in the making," Brad James.
Posted @ Friday, March 21, 2014 12:00 AM | »
March 19, 2014
Dealers and fleets share a common problem -- finding and keeping qualified technicians. One dealer has developed a series of online videos, or webisodes, designed to showcase diesel technician as a career opportunity.
Posted @ Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:00 AM | »
March 17, 2014
As the federal government struggles to figure out how to fund the nation's infrastructure, states are increasingly taking matters into their own hands. One group in Iowa is pushing state legislators to act.
Posted @ Monday, March 17, 2014 12:00 AM | »
March 4, 2014
While some trucking companies have added short-haul rail intermodal dray services to their mix of options, some shippers are looking to cut down the amount they spend on drayage by building distribution centers right alongside rail facilities.
Posted @ Tuesday, March 4, 2014 12:00 AM | »
February 28, 2014
At our company, it’s annual review time. Part of the process involves setting goals for the coming year, which are supposed to be “attainable with a stretch” – challenging, but reachable.
Posted @ Friday, February 28, 2014 12:00 AM | »
February 20, 2014
Corporate anniversaries are often marked with special parties for employees, customers and communities. But Love's celebrated its 50th anniversary on Valentine's day with hundreds of employees volunteering in the community.
Posted @ Thursday, February 20, 2014 12:00 AM | »
February 11, 2014
The under-representation of women in the trucking industry is a special interest of Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge, whether it's behind the wheel or in the board room. Her "All That's Trucking" blog post highlights three companies who are actively recruiting women drivers.
Posted @ Tuesday, February 11, 2014 12:00 AM | »
February 5, 2014
Twitter and Facebook are a valuable way of sharing information that becomes especially apparent in the hazardous winter weather we've been facing, says Deborah Lockridge in her "All That's Trucking" blog.
Posted @ Wednesday, February 5, 2014 12:00 AM | »
February 3, 2014
Can a man in a rusted old 1949 Hudson help bring attention to the nation's crumbling infrastructure and help grow interest in funding improvements? Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge introduces you to Dan McNichol and his Dire States project in her "All That's Trucking" blog.
Posted @ Monday, February 3, 2014 12:00 AM | »
January 15, 2014
Trucking today runs on information as much as it does diesel fuel. The days of sending a truck out and not knowing where it was unless the driver found a pay phone and called in to tell you are long behind us. Today we can not only know where that truck is, we can know if the driver’s speeding, if the trailer’s at the right temperature, even if a tire is low on air.
Posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 12:00 AM | »
December 31, 2013
A new image campaign was announced at ATA’s annual Management Conference and Exhibition. Are you yawning? Another one, you say? What’s so special about this one? Read on.
Posted @ Tuesday, December 31, 2013 12:00 AM | »
December 16, 2013
How does Santa do what he does? It's a source of speculation among kids of all ages every Christmas season. What if Santa used an intelligent location platform to plan his route around the world?
Posted @ Monday, December 16, 2013 12:00 AM | »
December 13, 2013
Volvo Trucks has had good success with its series of viral videos illustrating the precision steering on its European trucks, but it hit the ball out of the park with its most recent effort, "The Epic Split," which became the most viewed automotive commercial on YouTube ever.
Posted @ Friday, December 13, 2013 12:00 AM | »
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 | »