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Christmas Tree, Trucking's Image Make Way to Capitol for Holidays

The special 75-foot white spruce from the Chippewa National Forest and the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is loaded onto a heavy duty trailer – expandable to 80 feet – and coupled to a Kenworth T880, Kenworth’s flagship heavy haul vocational truck. Photo: Kenworth

November 3, 2014

Last Thursday, more than 300 people celebrated the harvesting of the 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree before it was loaded onto a tractor-trailer for a special tour on its way to Washington, D.C. Deborah Lockridge has more in her All That's Trucking blog.

Tags: Kenworth, Eaton, PeopleNet, Image, Minnesota Trucking Association, Trucking Moves American Forward, ALK

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, November 3, 2014 12:10 PM | » Comments(0)

Guest Commentary: Why Governments Should Recruit Trucking and Logistics Companies

Greg Fulton, president of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association, wants to know why state governments don't worry about keeping or attracting trucking and logistics companies the way they would a high-tech company.

Greg Fulton.

September 15, 2014

We're turning over "All That's Trucking" today to Greg Fulton, president of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association, who wants to know, why don't state governments worry about keeping or attracting trucking and logistics companies the way they would a high-tech company?

Tags: Image, Colorado Motor Carriers Association

Author: Greg Fulton | Posted @ Monday, September 15, 2014 7:08 AM | » Comments(0)

Fiery Crash Video Paints Portrait of Brave and Caring Truckers

August 19, 2014

A dash-cam video that surfaced this week of a trucker's reaction after witnessing a fiery crash paints a portrait of truckers that's good for the industry. Deborah Lockridge explains in her All That's Trucking blog.

Tags: Accidents, Image, I-10, Mississippi

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

CNBC Series Provides Lopsided Portrayal of Truck Safety

A still from one of the CNBC reports.

August 7, 2014

A CNBC series called "Collision Course" has drawn a heated response from the American Trucking Associations, which called it "an outrageously inaccurate image" of the industry. Here's what Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge has to say.

Tags: American Trucking Associations, Anne Ferro, Safety & Compliance, Image

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, August 7, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Trucking and Scouting: A Great Match

A Boy Scout checks out Jeff Clark's truck at the Walcott Trucker's Jamboree. Photo: Trucker Buddy

August 5, 2014

As a former Girl Scout, a Girl Scout leader for the past three years, and a trucking editor for 24, Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge is thrilled to see continuing efforts to educate young people in both Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting about the trucking industry.

Tags: Trucker Buddy, Image, Women in Trucking, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, August 5, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Bad Timing, Tracy Morgan Media Frenzy Bad News for Restart Opponents

Comedian Tracy Morgan in a 2009 photo by David Shankborn via Wikimedia Commons.

June 11, 2014

The crash that critically injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed another passenger in his vehicle has generated a media frenzy about last week's move to suspend a controversial portion of the new hours of service regulations. Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge looks at the situation in her All That's Trucking blog.

Tags: Congress, Hours of Service, Fatigue, In the Media, Image, 34-Hour Restart

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, June 11, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

The Dangerous Byproduct of the Energy Boom

And we're not talking about flaming water faucets.

Special fracking sand is just one of the items transported by truck into and out of the shale fields.

May 6, 2014

Fracking may be a boom opportunity for trucking fleets carrying water, sand, chemicals and other supplies to the oil and natural gas fields, but all those trucks cause problems on area roads.

Tags: Accidents, Safety, Image, Fracking

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, May 6, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Trucker Buddy Boy Scout Event Big Success at MATS

April 10, 2014

Deborah Lockridge follows up on a special event at the Mid-America Trucking Show, where more than 200 Boy Scouts earned a badge about truck transportation.

Tags: Trucker Buddy, Image, Mid-America Trucking Show, Boy Scouts

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Boy Scouts, Trucker Buddy Team up for Trucking Image at MATS

March 24, 2014

If you are at the Mid-America Trucking Show on Saturday, you may see a lot of Boy Scout uniforms. Find out why in Deborah Lockridge's "All That's Trucking" blog.

Tags: Trucker Buddy, Image, Mid-America Trucking Show, Boy Scouts

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, March 24, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

Love's Marks 50 Years by Giving Back to Community

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.

Tags: Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops, Image, Community Outreach, Charity

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, February 20, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Hell Doesn’t Have to Freeze Over to Improve Trucking’s Image

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.

Tags: Drivers, ATA, Image, ATA2013

Author: Evan Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(3)

On my Honor, I Will Do My Best ... to Improve Young People's Knowledge of Trucking

June 19, 2013

A great way to help improve trucking's image is to reach people when they're young, says Deborah Lockridge in her "All That's Trucking" Blog. Have you thought about reaching out to Scouts?

Tags: Minnesota, Image, Boy Scouts

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12:00 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)

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