Deborah Lockridge Editor in Chief
David Cullen Executive Editor
Tom Berg Senior Editor
Jim Park Equipment Editor
April 24, 2015
America's booming domestic oil and gas industry is not as booming as it was. Lower oil prices have left some wells unfinished, and new reports from geologists this week raise concern about the effect of the oil and gas boom on the planet. Deborah Lockridge's "All That's Trucking" blog explores the latest news.
Tags: Oil Prices, Oklahoma, Fracking
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, April 24, 2015 7:33 AM | » Comments(0)
April 21, 2015
As Oklahoma-based Melton Truck Lines has grown, it has tried to address the issue of keeping a small-company feel. Find out how it does that with its new building in the "All That's Trucking" blog.
Tags: Fleets, Melton Truck Lines
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:09 PM | » Comments(0)
April 20, 2015
Senior Editor Tom Berg explores why one intermodal refrigerated operation is expanding, in contrast to another that is suing railroads in blame for its demise, in his Trailer Talk blog.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Drayage, Tiger Cool Express
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Monday, April 20, 2015 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
April 17, 2015
Other than enjoying lower fuel costs, how can trucking companies take advantage of current low prices for diesel fuel?
Tags: Fuel Prices, Railroads, Intermodal
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, April 17, 2015 8:37 AM | » Comments(0)
April 16, 2015
Does the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) really require motor carriers to allow alcoholics to drive trucks? Deborah Lockridge shares some insight from a transportation attorney in her "All That's Trucking" blog.
Tags: Americans with Disabilities Act, Litigation, EEOC
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, April 16, 2015 8:21 AM | » Comments(1)
April 15, 2015
Google "John Oliver Infrastructure" and you'll get some 30 pages of results, with headlines such as "Stars Help John Oliver Make Infrastructure Maintenance Sexy." Deborah Lockridge explains why in her "All That's Trucking" blog.
Tags: In the Media, Infrastructure Funding
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, April 15, 2015 11:48 AM | » Comments(0)
April 8, 2015
Are higher highway speed limits a real threat to tire safety? A recent Associated Press story suggests that trucks running north of 75 mph could be at elevated risk of tire failure because they are going too fast. Equipment Editor Jim Park offers insight into the truth of the matter.
Tags: Tire Inflation, NHTSA, Tires
Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Wednesday, April 8, 2015 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
April 7, 2015
Claims made by Cold Train founders in their $41 million suit, announced on Tuesday, illustrate how the railroads, like truckers, can’t handle all the business being thrown at them.
Tags: Trailers, Lawsuits, Intermodal, Reefers, BNSF
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Tuesday, April 7, 2015 4:46 PM | » Comments(0)
March 31, 2015
Different buyers have different considerations, which is why trailer manufacturers offer the three different types. Manac offered a quick look at the three trailer types in its booth at MATS.
Tags: Manac Inc., Trailers, Aluminum
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:09 AM | » Comments(0)
March 24, 2015
Refiners are buying trucks to fetch more desirable crude oil than what they’re getting through pipelines.
Tags: OIl, Trailers, FTR, Tankers
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Tuesday, March 24, 2015 11:48 AM | » Comments(0)
March 17, 2015
It could've been driver error, mechanical failure or both, and we won't know for a while. But it sure matters.
Tags: Safety, Trailers, Fatal Accidents, Driver Safety Tips
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Tuesday, March 17, 2015 12:51 PM | » Comments(2)
February 26, 2015
Of all the rules truckers must abide by, the cargo securement rules are likely the most often misinterpreted. In many cases, citations result not from willful neglect or negligence, but from simple ignorance or misunderstanding. And it's not always only the driver who's to blame.
Tags: Cargo Securement, CVSA, Canada
Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Thursday, February 26, 2015 6:51 AM | » Comments(0)
February 4, 2015
As far back as 1996, it was abundantly clear that the driver shortage as we knew it then was nothing compared to what we face today. The driver shortage then was just a puff of smoke on the horizon. Today, we could say the torpedoes are in the water. It didn't have to be that way.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Image, Demographics
Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Wednesday, February 4, 2015 9:21 AM | » Comments(4)
January 15, 2015
Sometimes things aren't exactly as they appear. Was Equipment Editor Jim Park really caught throwing something out the window on an Ultimate Test Drive video? Read the On the Road blog to find out.
Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Thursday, January 15, 2015 9:20 PM | » Comments(0)
November 11, 2014
Don't hold your breath waiting for someone or some group to come along with a way of solving trucking's labor crisis. It won't happen that way. The only real way to solve this problem is one fleet at a time.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Driver Turnover, National Private Truck Council, ATA
Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Tuesday, November 11, 2014 10:55 PM | » Comments(2)
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