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Speed Limiters Redux

Photo: Deborah Lockridge

October 12, 2016

A recent editorial on speed limiters generated a flurry of comments. HDT's Deborah Lockridge shares some of them, and some more thoughts on this controversial issue, in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Safety & Compliance, Speed Limits, Heavy Vehicle Speed Limiters

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, October 12, 2016 8:30 AM | » Comments(2)

Hello CARB, Are You Listening?

California's latest round of emissions rules are designed to clean up the environment — but the expensive retrofit facing one truck owner is tough to swallow.

February 23, 2015

John Dutra is a one-man band, running his custom-upfit 1991 Isuzu FSR for construction work in the South Bay of San Francisco. Dutra couldn’t have known when he bought his truck so many years ago that today he’d be staring down a government mandate to (in all practicality) buy a cleaner truck.

Tags: Emissions, CARB, Regulations, California, DPF, Private Fleets

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, February 23, 2015 9:34 AM | » Comments(0)

Do Drivers With Sleep Apnea Have to Use a CPAP Machine?

October 13, 2014

For patients with obstructive sleep apnea, a malady affecting many truck drivers, the standard treatment has long been the C-PAP device, a continuous positive airway pressure. But many find it cumbersome, and some companies market oral appliances to treat the condition. Will they meet new federal guidelines for treating apnea?

Tags: Driver Health, Sleep Apnea, Regulations

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, October 13, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(11)

Helping Truckers Break the Law

April 28, 2014

In the weeks before the Mid-America Trucking Show, our email is awash with invitations from companies who are introducing new products and want to set up an appointment to talk about it. One such invitation got Deborah Lockridge hot under the collar.

Tags: Regulations, Safety & Compliance, Speeding

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, April 28, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(13)

Stories You May Have Missed

September 30, 2013

With the government shutdown on one coast, the stranglehold of emissions regulations on the other, and a look at trucking efforts to thwart drug smugglers, trucking's been in the general media this past week. Read more in the "All That's Trucking" blog.

Tags: California, Economy, Regulations

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

Next on the Distracted-Driving Hit List: Google Glass?

April 5, 2013

I'm wondering, has Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood seen this video showing how the new Google Glass product is supposed to work? Because I'm pretty sure he might have something to say about Google Glass and distracted driving.

Tags: Regulations, Distracted Driving, West Virginia

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, April 5, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)



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