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Top 10 Most-Viewed Trucking Stories of 2012

December 27, 2012

The most-viewed stories on Truckinginfo.com for 2012 were heavy on news from Washington, D.C., whether from the FMCSA or the halls of Congress, as well as from Lisle, Ill., where Navistar International is headquartered

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Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, December 27, 2012 9:34 AM | » Comments(1)

We're not the only industry facing a recruiting and training crisis

November 13, 2012

It's a job once viewed as glamorous, but these days, not so much. It involves a lot of time away from home. And it takes a lot of time and money to get the needed training to get a license and a job -- but the pay's not all that great.

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Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, November 13, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

What Could Reshape the Industry in the Next Decade?

September 5, 2012

What's going to change the industry next? Government regulation? Near-shoring? E-commerce

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Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, September 5, 2012 2:02 PM | » Comments(0)

Trends from Mid-America: Natural gas

Cummins' ISX 12 G

March 26, 2012

Nearly every press conference and presentation at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., last week seemed to mention natural gas

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Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, March 26, 2012 7:32 PM | » Comments(0)

Trends from Mid-America: 6x2s

March 26, 2012

A drive axle configuration that is common in Europe is getting more attention on this side of the pond: the 6x2

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Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, March 26, 2012 7:27 PM | » Comments(0)

Trends from Mid-America: Vertical integration

Mack's new entry into the virtual integration race.

March 26, 2012

Now that I've been back from Louisville for a few days and have had a little time to digest the whirlwind of press conferences and the feast of displays

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Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, March 26, 2012 2:48 PM | » Comments(0)

Tracking trends with HDT's Top 20

January 23, 2012

Each year, Heavy Duty Trucking's editors pore through the pages of the last 12 months of product announcements we've run in the magazine and click through the pages of Truckinginfo.com, in search of the most innovative, significant and useful equipment and other items to honor as our Top 20

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Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, January 23, 2012 2:28 PM | » Comments(0)

Visions of the Future

Mercedes-Benz concept trailer slashes wind drag 18%.

November 28, 2011

I grew up reading a lot of sci-fi, so I"m intrigued by portrayals of futuristic trucks and transportation

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Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, November 28, 2011 2:10 PM | » Comments(0)

Demography 101

Ken Gronbach talks about generational shifts at the HDT/HDMA Fleet Summit. (Photo by Deborah Lockridge)

March 30, 2011

So what is a demographer, anyway? As Ken Gronbach's daughter put it, it's like an economist, only instead of counting financial indicators, he counts people

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Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, March 30, 2011 9:21 PM | » Comments(1)

Role Models: Industry Needs More Women Like These

November 30, 2010

I saw a lot of people during the American Trucking Associations' annual management conference this fall

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Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, November 30, 2010 1:22 PM | » Comments(1)

Beets on the Highway

Sugar beet based de-icers like Ice Bite and GeoMelt could offer a less corrosive, more environmentally friendly way for states to de-ice roads. Or maybe not.

November 29, 2010

As we head into another winter season with state transportation departments spraying roads with corrosive de-icing solutions, some states are trying to cut their use of such chemicals by using a de-icer made from sugar beet juice

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Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, November 29, 2010 9:47 AM | » Comments(0)

Helping Out the Little Guy

October 24, 2010

The recession may officially be over, but many smaller trucking companies are struggling to come out of it strong. One company is trying to help with some free advice

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Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Sunday, October 24, 2010 11:17 AM | » Comments(0)

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