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 | »
June 4, 2013
The forthcoming "Transformers 4" movie will give viewers a sneak peak at the latest Western Star truck in development. Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge has more in her "All That's Trucking" blog.
Posted @ Tuesday, June 4, 2013 12:00 AM | »
February 6, 2013
Popular Mechanics magazine, which takes on topics ranging from "Ab Machines That Work" to "How to Make Beer," now adds sharing the road with trucks to its repertoire.
Posted @ Wednesday, February 6, 2013 12:00 AM | »
January 8, 2013
THe Chicago Tribune this week named Lewis Campbell, CEO of Navistar, as one of its "Ones to Watch" in 2013
Posted @ Tuesday, January 8, 2013 8:19 AM | »
October 10, 2012
"In the months after Doug Robinson started driving a truck, he noticed his clothes were increasingly more snug-fitting. He was already overweight but soon realized that spending up to 11 hours behind the wheel, frequently eating fast food and not exercising was a poor combination
Posted @ Wednesday, October 10, 2012 3:15 PM | »
August 21, 2012
One celebrity Texas chef is opening a new restaurant inspired by memories of his parents' truckstop cafe
Posted @ Tuesday, August 21, 2012 6:30 PM | »
August 16, 2012
On an unopened highway in Croatia, world record-holding highliner Faith Dickey battles in the wind to cross the line between two speeding trucks
Posted @ Thursday, August 16, 2012 12:00 AM | »
June 26, 2012
You may have heard HDT has a new owner. You may even have wondered if that would mean any changes within these pages. If so, you can stop wondering. HDT will still be the same award-winning magazine with the same experienced editorial team
Posted @ Tuesday, June 26, 2012 7:55 AM | »
June 19, 2012
A Titan by Mack now greets visitors to the Levitt Pavilion at SteelStacks, an arts and cultural center and the former site of Bethlehem Steel in Bethlehem, Pa
Posted @ Tuesday, June 19, 2012 11:33 AM | »
June 12, 2012
"There are 3.5 million truckers in America, and only 200,000 of them are women, and only a fraction of them are black women, and only one of them is Sputter." That's how an article in this month's issue of Oprah's O magazine starts out,
Posted @ Tuesday, June 12, 2012 8:14 PM | »
May 16, 2012
Exemptions to hours of service regulations for oil-field workers are killing workers, according to a story on the front page of Tuesday's New York Times, and it's a situation that could only get worse with the boom in oil and gas well drilling using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking
Posted @ Wednesday, May 16, 2012 8:23 AM | »
May 7, 2012
If you're interested in trucking history or just enjoy photos of old trucks, here's a website for you: Shorpy Historical Photo Archiv
Posted @ Monday, May 7, 2012 6:58 AM | »
April 29, 2012
Last week marked the 20th anniversary of an ugly event in American history -- the LA race riots.
Posted @ Sunday, April 29, 2012 4:26 PM | »
February 15, 2012
Looks like History Channel's Ice Road Truckers "Deadliest Roads" offshoot has inspired another channel to feature truckers in a "reality show," which looks like part "Deadliest Roads" and part "The Amazing Race.
Posted @ Wednesday, February 15, 2012 3:56 PM | »
September 14, 2011
This week is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. Drivers often scoff at trucking company efforts to celebrate the week; what is a free hot dog or cap, they say -- "show us the money"
Posted @ Wednesday, September 14, 2011 7:39 AM | »
August 29, 2011
LOL. KFC. GHG. 3PL. VMT. HDT
Posted @ Monday, August 29, 2011 8:42 AM | »