Deborah Lockridge Editor in Chief
David Cullen Executive Editor
Tom Berg Senior Editor
Jim Park Equipment Editor
October 9, 2015
The same CO2 that government regulators work to control as a greenhouse gas responsible for global warming might be embraced as a more environmentally friendly compound to keep our perishables at safe temperatures.
Tags: Carrier Transicold, Transport Refrigeration, Reefers, Refrigerated Trailers, GHG
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Friday, October 9, 2015 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
October 1, 2015
ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council just adopted a White Paper: Automated Driving and Platooning Issues and Opportunities discussing where development is and what its prospects are.
Tags: Productivity, Fuel Economy, Truck Platooning
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Thursday, October 1, 2015 3:00 PM | » Comments(0)
September 30, 2015
Drivers' appearance has an effect on trucking’s image – but did you know that in addition to affecting other peoples’ perceptions of you, how you dress can affect how well you do your job?
Tags: Drivers, Image
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:08 PM | » Comments(2)
September 25, 2015
Are doctors going overboard in sending drivers for expensive sleep studies? Deborah Lockridge explores this topic in her "All That's Trucking" blog.
Tags: Sleep Apnea, Medical Examiners, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, Drivers, Driver Health
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, September 25, 2015 5:48 AM | » Comments(0)
September 24, 2015
The Wall Street Journal reports that despite record freight and revenue levels in the trucking industry, small fleets are going out of business or being gobbled up. Deborah Lockridge asks for readers' experiences and predictions in her "All That's Trucking" blog.
Tags: Small Fleets, ELDs, E-logs
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, September 24, 2015 8:12 AM | » Comments(0)
September 23, 2015
"These guys are out here on the road 24/7, so are we. Why not make it a better working relationship?"
Tags: Indiana, Image, Enforcement
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, September 23, 2015 1:48 PM | » Comments(2)
September 21, 2015
The strongest argument against heavier rigs is the lack of payback due to low revenue from stingy shippers. That's the "market" at work.
Tags: Productivity, Trailers, Size and Weight, Vehicle Safety Regulations, Longer Combination Vehicles
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Monday, September 21, 2015 8:00 AM | » Comments(0)
September 17, 2015
Can this National Truck Driver Appreciation Week video reach a million views by the end of the week?
Tags: National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Image
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, September 17, 2015 5:59 AM | » Comments(1)
September 9, 2015
Stainless steel tanker trailers look smooth enough to easily slip through the air, but they have characteristics that cause drag. One fleet has turned to an aero system for the tractor tandems to help smooth the air flow over the trailer.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Aerodynamics, Tankers, FlowBelow, Trailers
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Wednesday, September 9, 2015 5:00 PM | » Comments(0)
August 26, 2015
Lord Corp., which makes bonding adhesives, has done research that indicates eliminating rivets from a trailer’s walls might cut aerodynamic drag by about 1%.
Tags: Trailers, Fuel Economy, Aerodynamics
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Wednesday, August 26, 2015 3:00 AM | » Comments(0)
August 24, 2015
You simply won't believe your eyes when you see what some dumb-*ss truck driver is doing in this YouTube video. Equipment editor Jim Park is just glad he was kind enough to leave behind this bit of evidence. Does anybody have any idea who this guy is?
Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Behavior
Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Monday, August 24, 2015 10:45 PM | » Comments(13)
July 28, 2015
Equipment Editor Jim Park, can think of a lot of things he'd like to do in a big truck, but jumping over a 160-foot abyss isn't one of them. In his 'On the Road' blog he explains he'll gladly leave that to the professionals.
Tags: Freightliner, In the Media
Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Tuesday, July 28, 2015 12:19 PM | » Comments(0)
July 9, 2015
A weekend at an antique and classic truck show opens up the floodgates and the memories of 20 years on the road come flooding back. Equipment Editor Jim Park makes a few seat-of-the-pants comparisons of the truck he used to drive to the trucks we're driving today.
Tags: Driver Comfort, Classic Truck, History, Cabovers
Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Thursday, July 9, 2015 11:10 AM | » Comments(3)
May 4, 2015
We all know some freeway off-ramp bends are too tight, but we sort of expect that. When the mainline of the highway has too tight a turn it can be shocking. All the more so when your eyes tell you the road is straight ...
Tags: Truck Drivers, Interstate, Rollovers
Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Monday, May 4, 2015 9:03 AM | » Comments(1)
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(2)
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