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.
Posted @ Monday, April 28, 2014 12:00 AM | »
In this guest post, Evan Lockridge, Senior Contributing Editor, shares a scratch-your-head story about how one small fleet is being affected by the CSA enforcement program.
September 11, 2013
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety and Accountability program is no longer new, but a recent on-air conversation painted a clear picture of just how it's affecting trucking company owners, explain Evan Lockridge in this guest blog post.
Posted @ Wednesday, September 11, 2013 12:00 AM | »
One grad student takes to the highway for research on truck drivers.
September 3, 2013
Despite an increasing amount of research about trucking from the ivory towers of academia, few researchers ever experience what life is like on the road. However, one spent three years riding in trucks and interviewing long-haul drivers as part of his look into how truck drivers are affected by increasing demands for speed and flexibility.
Posted @ Tuesday, September 3, 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 23, 2013
We've had several weeks now on the new hours of service rules. Some fleets are struggling to adjust, while others are seeing virtually no effects. Share your experiences in this "On the Road" blog.
Posted @ Tuesday, July 23, 2013 12:00 AM | »
The most significant moving violations might surprise you.
July 8, 2013
The most significant moving violations might surprise you, as HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge reports in her "All That's Trucking" blog.
Posted @ Monday, July 8, 2013 12:00 AM | »
May 15, 2013
The American Trucking Associations used the National Transportation Safety Board's stricter impaired-driving regulations as an opportunity to again push for the DOT to move forward on a process to allow motor carriers to collect hair samples for DOT-required drug testing in lieu of the currently mandated urine testing process.
Posted @ Wednesday, May 15, 2013 12:00 AM | »
December 12, 2012
The demand for truck drivers seems to be leading some unscrupulous companies to hire drivers who don't have a commercial driver's license
Posted @ Wednesday, December 12, 2012 10:01 AM | »
September 27, 2012
Earlier this week, we reported that one U.S. senator wants some sort of federal standards for commercial truck use of GPS navigation systems
Posted @ Thursday, September 27, 2012 7:23 AM | »
June 14, 2012
You're not a Jedi / This is not Tatooine, Luke / Pull over now, man.
Posted @ Thursday, June 14, 2012 7:25 AM | »
November 2, 2011
Mandatory speed limiters. It's one of those topics on which you see heated debate in this industry, and there doesn't seem to be a clear-cut winner
Posted @ Wednesday, November 2, 2011 1:52 PM | »
August 25, 2011
Operation Lifesaver, a non-profit dedicated to railway safety education, released an online "video game" earlier this year designed to instill safe habits into truck drivers
Posted @ Thursday, August 25, 2011 10:42 AM | »
August 23, 2011
Here's some food for thought for our elected officials when it comes to the importance of highway safety and infrastructure
Posted @ Tuesday, August 23, 2011 8:33 AM | »
August 1, 2011
In interviewing security experts for our July cover story on cargo security, I learned about some of the latest tricks being used by cargo thieves
Posted @ Monday, August 1, 2011 2:06 PM | »
July 22, 2011
This month in Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, I explained how carriers can comply with forthcoming hands-free-only regulations on mobile devices
Posted @ Friday, July 22, 2011 2:17 PM | »
June 17, 2011
On the radio this morning, I heard a report about a young woman who drove her rental SUV right off of a boat launch while trying to use a GPS unit to find her way to a conference
Posted @ Friday, June 17, 2011 9:52 AM | »
June 12, 2011
"Although semi trucks can be intimidating, most truck crashes turn out to be the fault of the passenger car driver.
Posted @ Sunday, June 12, 2011 2:05 PM | »
June 2, 2011
The bus industry is not having a very good year. Tuesday's crash of a tour bus that killed four was only the most recent of a string of highly publicized tragic crashes where driver fatigue or other avoidable problems appear to be a factor
Posted @ Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:27 PM | »
April 29, 2011
[UPDATED] I woke up this morning to a story on the radio about a man in Tuscaloosa, Ala., finding the body of a neighbor's child under the wreckage of his house
Posted @ Friday, April 29, 2011 8:06 AM | »
February 1, 2011
The New Jersey Motor Truck Association reports it has been fielding one horror story after another of the lengths to which some in law enforcement are enforcing the state's new snow and ice law, and is asking for further documentation to present to government officials
Posted @ Tuesday, February 1, 2011 1:56 PM | »
January 12, 2011
Last month, the next stage of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new CSA 2010 enforcement program went live, making carrier safety information available to the public
Posted @ Wednesday, January 12, 2011 8:20 AM | »
January 5, 2011
Driver distraction seems to have been a fairly hot issue driving announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. I wasn't there, but I've seen several news releases on the wires
Posted @ Wednesday, January 5, 2011 2:55 PM | »
November 16, 2010
I got tears in my eyes yesterday when I watched the online video about the 8th-grader who was killed in 2008 when her school bus was crashed into by a truck traveling about 60 mph. The driver said he didn't see the bus
Posted @ Tuesday, November 16, 2010 6:50 PM | »
November 15, 2010
A full truckload of pharmaceuticals worth several million dollars was stolen last week at a rest area in Kentucky, illustrating a trend toward ever-higher values of stolen pharmaceutical shipments
Posted @ Monday, November 15, 2010 7:28 AM | »
September 23, 2010
In an apparent case of the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing, even as Schneider National's safety VP Don Osterberg was participating in the National Distracted Driving Summit in Washington, D.C., this week, the company was using texting in its recruiting ads
Posted @ Thursday, September 23, 2010 7:27 AM | »