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Heroes & Villains

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What can you do to fight human sex trafficking?

January 9, 2013

Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, so it's a good time to highlight the trucking industry's efforts to fight the use of young women who are treated as sex slaves, often in the truckstops of rest areas and truckstops frequented by truckers

Tags: Heroes & Villains, Truckstops, trafficking

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, January 9, 2013 7:34 AM | » Comments(0)

Tires and Tiaras: Speedco Helps Grant Child's Wish

December 20, 2012

People might think of trucking, tires and service bays as a typical "manly" realm, but for a little girl in Arizona, a Speedco became a princess fantasy

Tags: Heroes & Villains, Speedco, Make-A-Wish

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, December 20, 2012 8:21 AM | » Comments(0)

Helping Hands at Holiday Time

December 20, 2012

One thing I've learned in the past two-plus decades of covering this business is that most truckers have a big heart, and that goes for the entire industry, as well -- drivers, companies, dealers, manufacturers, you name it

Tags: Heroes & Villains, Getloaded, Peterbilt, Charity

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, December 20, 2012 7:31 AM | » Comments(0)

A phone call that can change lives

November 6, 2012

"Here we are, I'm 15 years old, my cousin is 14, we're here at a truckstop, you know, being forced to work it, being forced to go truck to truck asking, you know, if the guys would like to have sex with us.

Tags: Heroes & Villains, Truckers Against Trafficking, TAT, Image

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, November 6, 2012 3:20 PM | » Comments(0)

Polishing Trucking's Image

FedEx Freight driver educates drivers of all ages about driving safety around big trucks.

October 24, 2012

There wasn't nearly enough room in my story on "7 Ways to Improve Trucking's Image" for the November issue of HDT to showcase some of the great examples of what companies are doing

Tags: Heroes & Villains

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, October 24, 2012 8:48 AM | » Comments(0)

Taking a Bite out of Image Efforts

September 25, 2012

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

Tags: Heroes & Villains

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

Giant Boulder Move is Truly a 'Rock Star'

This load is traveling 105 miles through four counties and 22 cities.

March 1, 2012

There's something fascinating about the specialized super-loads hauled by the likes of Emmert International.

Tags: Heroes & Villains

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, March 1, 2012 8:22 PM | » Comments(0)

Wreaths Across America

The trucking industry helps honor the nation's fallen heroes.

December 2, 2011

Tomorrow, Dec. 10, is Wreaths Across America Day, and the trucking industry is an integral part of this annual event. This week, 46 trucking companies hauled 80 truckloads of fresh wreaths (about 325,000) to be laid on graves at more than 700 veterans' cemeteries across the nation

Tags: Heroes & Villains

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, December 2, 2011 7:52 AM | » Comments(1)

Trucker saves woman from murderous ex-boyfriend

When Mike Schiotis stopped to help, at first he thought it was just another one of the countless collisions he's stopped for in his 16 years of driving.

November 11, 2011

It wasn't the first time Mike Schiotis, a driver for Panther Expedite, had stopped to help a motorist in need, but his heroic actions earlier this month will be one time he sure won't forget

Tags: Heroes & Villains

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, November 11, 2011 2:14 PM | » Comments(2)

Logistics -- not just for trucks

October 24, 2011

Logistical support may not seem like a common charitable contribution. But for the MS Society of Greater Delaware Valley, the logistics expertise provided by NFI is one of the reasons the group's annual bike ride event to benefit those living with multiple sclerosis is so successful

Tags: Heroes & Villains

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, October 24, 2011 2:51 PM | » Comments(0)

This dealer takes the plunge for charity

Truck Dealer of the Year Finalist Erick Jorgensen and his three daughters take the plunge to benefit Special Olympics.

July 11, 2011

"You get in the water and it is an instant shock. You come out and your arms and feet don't work," said Eric Jorgensen, president and CEO of JX Enterprises in Hartland, Wis

Tags: Heroes & Villains

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, July 11, 2011 12:50 PM | » Comments(0)

Is racism at work in border trucking debate?

This shot by Porter Corn shows a Mexican truck in Monterrey, Mexico.

May 20, 2011

A Milwaukee-area truckstop recently pulled some not-so-humorous bumper stickers targeting illegal aliens from its shelves after a threatened protest. The incident got me thinking about the attitude of some in our industry toward our neighbors south of the border

Tags: Heroes & Villains

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, May 20, 2011 8:50 AM | » Comments(12)

A Diesel at Indy

The historic 1952 Indy car on display in honor of Indy's 100th birthday.

May 18, 2011

This weekend will mark the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, and Cummins has been highlighting its history with the iconic race

Tags: Heroes & Villains

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, May 18, 2011 2:04 PM | » Comments(0)

Tonic for a Winter Day

January 10, 2011

I spent all of yesterday in an uncomfortable chair in a hotel meeting room listening to 35 guys say pretty much the same thing in 35 different ways

Tags: Heroes & Villains

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, January 10, 2011 4:43 PM | » Comments(0)

Think Pink: Truckers Help Fight Breast Cancer

October 15, 2010

Each year around this time, I usually get at least one press release in my in-box about a trucking company that is painting one of its rigs pink as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Tags: Heroes & Villains

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, October 15, 2010 10:43 AM | » Comments(0)

A Satisfying Verdict

A D&T Trucking rig

October 15, 2010

It's nice to hear about a trucking lawsuit that went the way of the trucker for a change

Tags: Heroes & Villains

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, October 15, 2010 8:35 AM | » Comments(0)

Saving Jobs

September 15, 2010

The news during the recession was filled with stories of layoffs. But two companies in the trucking industry stand out because of their innovative programs to save jobs

Tags: Heroes & Villains

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:27 PM | » Comments(0)

Taking a Bite out of Image Efforts

October 26, 2000

Someone is driving down the Interstate in their small car, when they see looming in the rearview mirror a big black truck with huge, pointy white teeth on the grille as if the rig were going to chomp them up in one bite

Tags: Heroes & Villains

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, October 26, 2000 1:48 PM | » Comments(0)

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