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Mack Bulldog Hood Ornament Turns 80

The iconic Mack Bulldog hood ornament recently celebrated its 80th birthday -- that's about 560 in dog years READ MORE

Tags: Equipment

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, October 16, 2012 11:50 AM | » Comments(0)

Associated Press looks at driver health

Doug Robinson holds up a pair of pants that's too big now that he's had success losing weight.

"In the months after Doug Robinson started driving a truck, he noticed his clothes were increasingly more snug-fitting. He was already overweight but soon realized that spending up to 11 hours behind the wheel, frequently eating fast food and not exercising was a poor combination READ MORE

Tags: In the Media

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, October 10, 2012 3:15 PM | » Comments(0)

Is that GPS in your truck going to steer you wrong?

Earlier this week, we reported that one U.S. senator wants some sort of federal standards for commercial truck use of GPS navigation systems READ MORE

Tags: Safety & Compliance

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, September 27, 2012 7:23 AM | » Comments(0)

Taking a Bite out of Image Efforts

I'm working on a feature for the November issue of HDT on trucking image, and thought I'd pull out an oldie but a goodie commentary from 2005 READ MORE

Tags: Heroes & Villains

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, September 25, 2012 12:59 PM | » Comments(0)

What if natural gas prices go up?

The boom in natural gas production in the U.S. has created an oversupply, leading to 10-year lows in natural gas prices. At the same time, some natural gas producers have cut back because of the low prices. If demand for natural gas increases, some wonder, won't prices increase, too READ MORE

Tags: Going Green

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, September 21, 2012 12:40 PM | » Comments(1)

Is natural gas the fuel of the future?

I've been a bit of a natural-gas skeptic ever since I first heard T. Boone Picken READ MORE

Tags: Going Green

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, September 10, 2012 9:34 AM | » Comments(1)

What Could Reshape the Industry in the Next Decade?

What's going to change the industry next? Government regulation? Near-shoring? E-commerce READ MORE

Tags: Trends

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, September 5, 2012 2:02 PM | » Comments(0)

Transportation news from the GOP in Tampa

"That's what we're looking for now - transportation. READ MORE

Tags: Government

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, August 29, 2012 7:54 AM | » Comments(0)

Truckstop Roots Inspire Chef

One celebrity Texas chef is opening a new restaurant inspired by memories of his parents' truckstop cafe READ MORE

Tags: In the Media

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, August 21, 2012 6:30 PM | » Comments(0)

Volvo goes viral with stunt video

On an unopened highway in Croatia, world record-holding highliner Faith Dickey battles in the wind to cross the line between two speeding trucks READ MORE

Tags: In the Media, Volvo, Global

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, August 16, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Infrastructure and the presidential race

Rep. Paul Ryan, left, now the vice presidential candidate, speaks with President Barack Obama in 2010.

We finally got a highway bill, but since it only runs two years, it's something either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney is going to have to deal with during the next presidential administration READ MORE

Tags: Government

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, August 15, 2012 6:13 AM | » Comments(1)

Treating drivers right keeps Nussbaum driver turnover low

Nussbaum Operations Manager Doug Bradle demonstrates the company's dispatch system. The company's IT staff customized TMW solutions to give it more insight and help drivers get home more.

How does a trucking company with a 500-plus-mile average length of haul keep its driver turnover down around 30% when the industry average is over 100% READ MORE

Tags: Drivers, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, August 9, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

Driver recruiting website takes a different approach

The CDL Career Now! Team: (L to R) Craig Jablonski, CEO; Ben Onnie, VP of Operations, and Tyler LeBarge, VP of Business Development.

Three young men believe they have a better way of helping fleets find drivers READ MORE

Tags: Drivers

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, July 27, 2012 1:34 PM | » Comments(3)

What's behind TA's decision to get into the natural gas business?

A Q&A with Tom O'Brien, president and CEO, TravelCenters of AmericaREAD MORE

Tags: Going Green

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, July 23, 2012 8:27 AM | » Comments(2)

How about those medium-duty tire prices?

So, have you noticed the high price of tires lately? Of course you have READ MORE

Tags: In the Shop

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, July 19, 2012 10:08 AM | » Comments(0)

Barges and trains don't deliver to Walmart (or the Euro equivalent)

Sounds like U.S. officials aren't the only ones who think the answer to problems such as greenhouse gas pollution and congestion is to shift freight off of trucks READ MORE

Tags: Government

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Sunday, July 15, 2012 1:44 PM | » Comments(0)

'Driving the green revolution'

Exactly what is Cascade Sierra Solutions? It's not as if the name really says anything about trucks, fuel or emissions. Yet that's exactly what this nonprofit organization aims to do: help truckers, especially smaller fleets and owner-operators, save money on fuel and cut emissions of harmful particulates and greenhouse gases READ MORE

Tags: Going Green

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, July 11, 2012 1:16 PM | » Comments(0)

What's up with electric trucks?

Electric trucks have a long history, as you can see from this photo dating to 1912. But is recent interest being eclipsed by natural gas? (Photo courtesy Shorpy.com)

It seems every time I turn around the past few weeks, I see something about how the demand for electric and hybrid vehicles is not meeting expectations READ MORE

Tags: Going Green

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, June 28, 2012 7:01 AM | » Comments(2)

Lessons from the '60s

McCauley was inspired by a driver who piloted a B-61 Mack with precision.

Randall McCauley drove his first truck at age 8, a 1940s GMC hauling hay on the farm in Barbour County, W.V READ MORE

Tags: Drivers

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, June 27, 2012 6:26 AM | » Comments(0)

New Owners, Same HDT

You may have heard HDT has a new owner. You may even have wondered if that would mean any changes within these pages. If so, you can stop wondering. HDT will still be the same award-winning magazine with the same experienced editorial team READ MORE

Tags: In the Media

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, June 26, 2012 7:55 AM | » Comments(0)

Talk about a food truck...

A Titan by Mack now greets visitors to the Levitt Pavilion at SteelStacks, an arts and cultural center and the former site of Bethlehem Steel in Bethlehem, Pa READ MORE

Tags: In the Media

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, June 19, 2012 11:33 AM | » Comments(0)

Dust storms as poetry

You're not a Jedi / This is not Tatooine, Luke / Pull over now, man. READ MORE

Tags: Safety & Compliance

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, June 14, 2012 7:25 AM | » Comments(0)

Oprah's magazine highlights woman trucker

Shannon Smith, aka "Sputter"

"There are 3.5 million truckers in America, and only 200,000 of them are women, and only a fraction of them are black women, and only one of them is Sputter." That's how an article in this month's issue of Oprah's O magazine starts out, READ MORE

Tags: In the Media

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, June 12, 2012 8:14 PM | » Comments(1)

For greener roads, make them stiffer

When the tires roll over a roadway, the maximum pavement deflection is just behind the path of travel. It's like continually driving up a slope (exaggerated in this illustration).

Think about how much more energy it takes you to walk on a sandy beach than on a firm floor. That's essentially what's happening when cars and trucks drive on asphalt roads, say researchers, and if those roads could be made stiffer, the nation could save a lot of fuel and greenhouse gas emissions. READ MORE

Tags: Going Green, Highways, MPG

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, June 6, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

NYT highlights dangers of oil/gas well trucking

Exemptions to hours of service regulations for oil-field workers are killing workers, according to a story on the front page of Tuesday's New York Times, and it's a situation that could only get worse with the boom in oil and gas well drilling using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking READ MORE

Tags: In the Media

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, May 16, 2012 8:23 AM | » 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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