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Where U.S. Trucking Fits in the Global Emissions Puzzle

Blog commentary by Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

Ploger Transportation, an HDT Top 50 Green Fleet for 2016, is a participant in the NACFE Run on Less program. Photo: Ploger

July 7, 2017

A new report says heavy trucks are the missing piece in the global vehicle emissions puzzle. But the U.S. trucking industry is well ahead of the game, contends Deborah Lockridge in her All That's Trucking blog.

Tags: Greenhouse Gases, Fuel Efficiency, Diesel Emissions, Alternative Fuels, In the Media, Global

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, July 7, 2017 12:34 PM | » Comments(3)

New York Times Paints Portrait of Truckers' Lives on the Road

Blog Commentary by Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

Screenshot via New York Times website.

June 12, 2017

The New York Times recently ran a piece about the lives of truck drivers that may not have helped raise the profile of truck driving as a potential career, but it and a follow-up piece did paint a colorful portrait of the life of a trucker, as Deborah Lockridge explains in her All That's Trucking blog.

Tags: In the Media, Image, Truck Drivers

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, June 12, 2017 3:25 PM | » Comments(1)

CNN Highlights Trucking's Role in Fighting Human Trafficking

Blog Commentary by Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

Inland Kenworth will auction off a special KW T680 "Everyday Heroes" truck in June and donate the proceeds to Truckers Against Trafficking. Here the truck is on display at FlowBelow's booth at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting earlier this year. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

April 12, 2017

CNN tells the story of human trafficking through the eyes of a trucker who was responsible for the liberation of a 20-year-old abused and tortured sex slave. Deborah Lockridge has more in her All That's Trucking blog.

Tags: In the Media, Human Trafficking, Truckers Against Trafficking, Image

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, April 12, 2017 6:01 AM | » Comments(0)

The Steel Box That Changed Global Logistics

Did you know a trucking entrepreneur invented the modern shipping container?

Container ship at the Port of Long Beach. Photo: Jim Park

January 9, 2017

A dockworker from the 1950s would not recognize a modern cargo port, where huge gantries move steel boxes full of cargo from all over the world between ships, trains, and trucks. Deborah Lockridge has more in the All That's Trucking blog.

Tags: Intermodal, In the Media, Ports, Trucking History

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, January 9, 2017 5:14 AM | » Comments(0)

Volvo Does it Again With Paraglider Video

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.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, In the Media, Automated Manual Transmissions, Global

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, November 29, 2016 1:52 PM | » Comments(0)

Autonomous Trucks, Hair Testing and E-Commerce in the News This Week

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.

Tags: In the Media, Hair Testing, Autonomous Vehicles, E-commerce

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, November 14, 2016 6:27 AM | » Comments(0)

Volvo's Iron Knight Truck Sets New Speed Record

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.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, In the Media, Global

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, August 26, 2016 1:57 PM | » Comments(3)

Drivers Behaving Badly

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.

Tags: Image, In the Media

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Volvo Truck vs. 4-year-old With Remote Control

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.

Tags: In the Media, Volvo Group

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, December 3, 2015 11:41 AM | » Comments(0)

NYT Op-Ed Attacks Trucking Industry – From the Inside

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.

Tags: In the Media, Image

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, August 28, 2015 1:45 PM | » Comments(1)

CB Radios Then and Now

A scene from the movie "Convoy."

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.

Tags: In the Media, History

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, August 11, 2015 10:06 AM | » Comments(7)

Media Roundup: A Cold Case, Record Stunt Jump and More

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.

Tags: In the Media

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, July 28, 2015 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hitches a Ride in 18-Wheeler

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.

Tags: NASCAR, In the Media

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, July 6, 2015 8:26 AM | » Comments(0)

Uber, HOS Data Seen as Ways to Address Capacity Crunch

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.

Tags: Information Technology, Amazon.com, Electronic Logging Devices, In the Media, Capacity

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, June 24, 2015 5:47 AM | » Comments(2)

Fuel Efficiency, Driver Issues In the Media

June 22, 2015

A roundup of some recent trucking-related articles in the mainstream press in the latest All That's Trucking blog post.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, In the Media, Driver Pay, A. Duie Pyle

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, June 22, 2015 6:43 AM | » Comments(0)

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Local Media and Trucking

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.

Tags: Drivers, In the Media, ELDs, Hours of Service

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

Humor, Big Stars Make Infrastructure Funding Point

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.

Tags: In the Media, Infrastructure Funding

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, April 15, 2015 11:48 AM | » Comments(0)

Photographer Captures 6 a.m. at a Nashville Truckstop

Turbo, Sassy, and Wizard. Photo by Stacey Irvin

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.

Tags: Nashville, In the Media, Truckstops

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, January 8, 2015 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

This Volvo Video's No Bull

October 16, 2014

Running with the bulls -- in a Volvo medium-duty truck? Deborah Lockridge has more in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Global, In the Media, Medium-Duty Trucks

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, October 16, 2014 7:23 AM | » Comments(0)

Chicago Truck Crash Triggers Scrutiny of Logbooks, Coercion

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.

Tags: Accidents, Hours of Service, Illinois, In the Media

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(2)

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: Hours of Service, Fatigue, In the Media, Image, U.S. Congress, 34-Hour Restart

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

Epic Numbers for Volvo's Epic Split Video

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.

Tags: Volvo, In the Media, Global

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, December 13, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

Lana Batts, 'Queen of the Road'

Lana Batts moderates a fleet panel during this year's Truckload Carriers Association meeting.

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.

Tags: Drivers, ATA, In the Media, TCA, Women in Trucking, EEOC

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, November 25, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Volvo Trucks' European Head Stars in Latest Viral Video

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.

Tags: Volvo, In the Media, Global

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, September 3, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

This Week's Trucking in the Media

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.

Tags: Highways, Drivers, Intermodal, In the Media

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, August 30, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

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