November 29, 2016
In Volvo's latest promotional stunt video, the goal is to maintain a precise speed that allows pro paraglider Guillaume Galvani to stay in flight behind the Volvo FH rig on a highway in the Croatian Alps.
Posted @ Tuesday, November 29, 2016 1:52 PM | »
November 14, 2016
We highlight several stories that appeared in the mainstream press this week, dealing with hair testing for drugs and alcohol colliding with religious beliefs; what UPS and FedEx are doing to speed e-commerce deliveries; and a couple of the latest items about autonomous trucks.
Posted @ Monday, November 14, 2016 6:27 AM | »
At the heart of this "beast" is a standard I-Shift Dual Clutch transmission
August 26, 2016
Volvo is again using high-profile stunts and viral video to highlight its engineering skills, and the latest is The Iron Knight, the world’s fastest truck, breaking the record set by a previous special Volvo truck.
Posted @ Friday, August 26, 2016 1:57 PM | »
July 20, 2016
There are bad apples in any profession, but the visibility of tractor-trailers tends to result in more media coverage. There were a few real doozies this week that Deborah Lockridge highlights in her All That's Trucking blog.
Posted @ Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:00 AM | »
December 3, 2015
While a lot of kids may have a remote-controlled vehicle of some sort on their wish list for Santa, one 4-year-old got the ultimate such driving experience in Volvo's latest video designed to showcase the toughness of its FMX truck.
Posted @ Thursday, December 3, 2015 11:41 AM | »
August 28, 2015
"The Trucks are Killing Us." The latest diatribe from an anti-truck group? No, it's an op-ed piece in the New York Times by a longtime former trucking editor. Deborah Lockridge writes about it in her All That's Trucking blog.
Posted @ Friday, August 28, 2015 1:45 PM | »
August 11, 2015
Unlike VCRs, eight-track tapes and flip phones, CB radios are still a valuable tool. Deborah Lockridge takes a trip down memory lane in her "All That's Trucking" blog.
Posted @ Tuesday, August 11, 2015 10:06 AM | »
July 28, 2015
Deborah Lockridge shares stories from local media that provide a pleasant break from the usual fare of tractor-trailer wrecks, lawsuits and anti-truck editorials.
Posted @ Tuesday, July 28, 2015 12:00 AM | »
July 6, 2015
Fans of Dale Earnhardt Jr. got a peek into life on the road in the cab of a big rig last week as the NASCAR driver tweeted about riding to the Daytona race in the passenger seat of one of the race team's haulers.
Posted @ Monday, July 6, 2015 8:26 AM | »
June 24, 2015
Some interesting articles about trucking capacity have landed in Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge's in-box recently, as she reports in her "All That's Trucking" blog.
Posted @ Wednesday, June 24, 2015 5:47 AM | »
June 22, 2015
A roundup of some recent trucking-related articles in the mainstream press in the latest All That's Trucking blog post.
Posted @ Monday, June 22, 2015 6:43 AM | »
April 30, 2015
From a happy trucking couple to a one-sided "investigation" of cheating on logbooks, Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge takes a look at a few of the local stories covering trucking this week in her "All That's Trucking" blog.
Posted @ Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:00 AM | »
April 15, 2015
Google "John Oliver Infrastructure" and you'll get some 30 pages of results, with headlines such as "Stars Help John Oliver Make Infrastructure Maintenance Sexy." Deborah Lockridge explains why in her "All That's Trucking" blog.
Posted @ Wednesday, April 15, 2015 11:48 AM | »
January 8, 2015
Do you see the beauty of 6 a.m. at a truckstop? This Nashville photographer does, and captures it for the public to see.
Posted @ Thursday, January 8, 2015 12:00 AM | »
October 16, 2014
Running with the bulls -- in a Volvo medium-duty truck? Deborah Lockridge has more in her "All That's Trucking" blog.
Posted @ Thursday, October 16, 2014 7:23 AM | »
July 29, 2014
A Chicago-area truck crash that killed four has led to local attention to federal hours-of-service rules, the mandatory electronic logs proposal, and federal efforts to address coercion of drivers to break the law. Deborah Lockridge has more in her On the Road blog.
Posted @ Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:00 AM | »
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.
Posted @ Wednesday, June 11, 2014 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 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 | »
September 3, 2013
Those crazy folks at Volvo Trucks in Sweden are at it again, going to great lengths -- or should we say heights -- to create a video they hope will go viral.
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 17, 2013
There's a good chance you played with Tonka trucks as a kid. But as Deborah Lockridge reports in her "All That's Trucking" blog, one Wisconsin man has turned that childhood love into a real-life labor of love and created a life-size replica of a vintage Tonka tow truck.
Posted @ Wednesday, July 17, 2013 12:00 AM | »
July 9, 2013
The price may be right as Bob Barker could be paying up to $800,000 for three elephants to be transported from Toronto to California by truck.
Posted @ Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:00 AM | »