July 7, 2014
Chinese truckers talk about how trucks have changed in their country over the past two decades during Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge's visit to a "truck park" near Shanghai.
Posted @ Monday, July 7, 2014 12:00 AM | »
One fleet manager is reporting signs of an extreme driver shortage in his area.
July 1, 2014
One fleet manager says the driver shortage is even worse than is publicly being reported, with rates going through the roof on some lanes, because both fleets and shippers want to maintain a competitive advantage.
Posted @ Tuesday, July 1, 2014 12:00 AM | »
I bet this is one question you never saw on "Hints from Heloise."
April 16, 2014
Here's one question you probably never saw answered in the syndicated newspaper column "Hints from Heloise."
Posted @ Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:00 AM | »
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 | »
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 | »
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 | »
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 | »
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 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 | »
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 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 | »
“Women look for different information in a recruiting ad than men,” says Ellen Voie, Women in Trucking's President and CEO.
June 10, 2013
HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge recently wrote an editorial about why the trucking industry needs more women. She then got taken to task for making the assumption that you needed automatic transmissions to attract women drivers -- but as she says in her most recent blog post, maybe she should have focused on pet policies instead.
Posted @ Monday, June 10, 2013 12:00 AM | »
One reader takes exception to the notion that we have to spec automated or automatic transmissions to attract women drivers.
May 28, 2013
One reader takes exception to the notion that we have to spec automated or automatic transmissions to attract women drivers. Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge responds in her "All That's Trucking" blog.
Posted @ Tuesday, May 28, 2013 12:00 AM | »
May 15, 2013
The American Trucking Associations used the National Transportation Safety Board's stricter impaired-driving regulations as an opportunity to again push for the DOT to move forward on a process to allow motor carriers to collect hair samples for DOT-required drug testing in lieu of the currently mandated urine testing process.
Posted @ Wednesday, May 15, 2013 12:00 AM | »
April 15, 2013
Driver surveys done for the Truckload Carriers Association's Best Fleets to Drive For program seem to indicate that driver pay -- and some other issues -- may not matter to drivers as much as you might think.
Posted @ Monday, April 15, 2013 12:00 AM | »
November 13, 2012
It's a job once viewed as glamorous, but these days, not so much. It involves a lot of time away from home. And it takes a lot of time and money to get the needed training to get a license and a job -- but the pay's not all that great.
Posted @ Tuesday, November 13, 2012 12:00 AM | »
August 9, 2012
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%
Posted @ Thursday, August 9, 2012 12:00 AM | »
July 27, 2012
Three young men believe they have a better way of helping fleets find drivers
Posted @ Friday, July 27, 2012 1:34 PM | »
June 27, 2012
Randall McCauley drove his first truck at age 8, a 1940s GMC hauling hay on the farm in Barbour County, W.V
Posted @ Wednesday, June 27, 2012 6:26 AM | »
April 12, 2012
Truckers often lament that they are no longer viewed as the "knights of the road." You've seen pictures of those knights, back in the '50s: clean-cut guys, wearing uniforms and caps, boasting badges or pins denoting years of service
Posted @ Thursday, April 12, 2012 2:07 PM | »
March 12, 2012
Many truckers won't hit the road without their super-size cups full of Coca-Cola or Mountain Dew, but a new study suggests that habit may be linked to a significantly higher risk of heart attacks
Posted @ Monday, March 12, 2012 7:19 PM | »
February 8, 2012
I've been surrounded by the concept of innovation lately. For the past few weeks, I've been selecting and interviewing our 2012 Truck Fleet Innovators for our March cover story - always fascinating. And last week, I enjoyed a thought-provoking session on innovation during the 2012 Recruitment & Retention Conferenc
Posted @ Wednesday, February 8, 2012 2:00 PM | »
November 4, 2011
Every time a driver shortage looms, speakers at industry meetings talk about the fact that drivers aren't paid enough. Last month's American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition was no exception
Posted @ Friday, November 4, 2011 11:09 AM | »