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CNBC Series Provides Lopsided Portrayal of Truck Safety

A still from one of the CNBC reports.

August 7, 2014

A CNBC series called "Collision Course" has drawn a heated response from the American Trucking Associations, which called it "an outrageously inaccurate image" of the industry. Here's what Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge has to say.

Tags: American Trucking Associations, Anne Ferro, Safety & Compliance, Image

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, August 7, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

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(9)

When CSA Scores Don't Make Sense

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.

Tags: CSA, Safety and Compliance

Author: Evan Lockridge, Senior Contributing Editor | Posted @ Wednesday, September 11, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(4)

When Your Research Lab is a Truck Cab

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.

Tags: Drivers, Safety and Compliance

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

Trucking in the Media This Week

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.

Tags: Safety and Compliance, In the Media, Drivers, Cross-Border Trucking

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

How Are the New Hours of Service Affecting You?

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.

Tags: Drivers, Hours of Service, Safety and Compliance

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, July 23, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(4)

Digging into the MVR

The most significant moving violations might surprise you.

A driver's use of turn signals is a surprising clue to whether he'll have a crash.

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.

Tags: Fleet Safety Conference, Safety and Compliance

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, July 8, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Why is the DOT Taking so Long to Move on Hair Testing for Drugs?

Schneider National is one of a number of major fleets who have discovered many drug users are not caught by DOT-mandated urine testing.

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.

Tags: Drivers, Safety, Safety and Compliance

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, May 15, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(12)

Hiring a driver without a CDL is not the answer to the driver shortage

A West Texas TV news crew discovered a lot of drivers without CDLs, thanks to a driver shortage in the oil fields.

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

Tags: Safety & Compliance, CDL, Texas, FMCSA

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, December 12, 2012 10:01 AM | » Comments(0)

Is that GPS in your truck going to steer you wrong?

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

Tags: Safety & Compliance

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, September 27, 2012 7:23 AM | » Comments(0)

Dust storms as poetry

June 14, 2012

You're not a Jedi / This is not Tatooine, Luke / Pull over now, man.

Tags: Safety & Compliance

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, June 14, 2012 7:25 AM | » Comments(0)

How would mandatory speed limiters on trucks affect highway safety?

Do differential speeds negate benefits of lower speed limits?

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

Tags: Safety & Compliance

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, November 2, 2011 1:52 PM | » Comments(2)

'Video game' aims to prevent truck-train crashes

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

Tags: Safety & Compliance

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, August 25, 2011 10:42 AM | » Comments(0)

Paying for safety

August 23, 2011

Here's some food for thought for our elected officials when it comes to the importance of highway safety and infrastructure

Tags: Safety & Compliance

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, August 23, 2011 8:33 AM | » Comments(0)

A peek Into a cargo thief's bag of tricks

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

Tags: Safety & Compliance

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, August 1, 2011 2:06 PM | » Comments(0)

A Hands-Free Mindset

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

Tags: Safety & Compliance

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, July 22, 2011 2:17 PM | » Comments(1)

Does using GPS rot your brain?

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

Tags: Safety & Compliance

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, June 17, 2011 9:52 AM | » Comments(5)

Washington officials turn "share the road" mentality into top safety numbers

Washington State enforcement officers with a truck wrapped with the TACT safety message.

June 12, 2011

"Although semi trucks can be intimidating, most truck crashes turn out to be the fault of the passenger car driver.

Tags: Safety & Compliance

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Sunday, June 12, 2011 2:05 PM | » Comments(0)

What the Sky Express bus crash may mean for trucking

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

Tags: Safety & Compliance

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:27 PM | » Comments(0)

Storm stories

Philip Berry, Mystic Transportation, shot this photo at a Virginia truckstop.

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

Tags: Safety & Compliance

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, April 29, 2011 8:06 AM | » Comments(2)

Got any Horror Stories About New Jersey's Snow and Ice Removal Law?

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

Tags: Safety & Compliance

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, February 1, 2011 1:56 PM | » Comments(0)

How Will CSA Data Be Used?

Drivers with good CSA scores may be looking for carriers with good scores to drive for.

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

Tags: Safety & Compliance

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, January 12, 2011 8:20 AM | » Comments(0)

Driver Distraction at CES

Hyundai's Blue Link promises text-activated Internet access. Will similar technology make an appearance in trucks?

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

Tags: Safety & Compliance

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, January 5, 2011 2:55 PM | » Comments(0)

Distracted Driving Campaign: Taking a Closer Look

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

Tags: Safety & Compliance

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, November 16, 2010 6:50 PM | » Comments(1)

Watch Out for Cargo Theft

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

Tags: Safety & Compliance

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, November 15, 2010 7:28 AM | » Comments(0)

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