Deborah Lockridge Editor in Chief
Tom Berg Senior Editor
Jim Park Equipment Editor
August 20, 2014
“Now why would a trucking company that hauls booze advertise it?” I mumbled. “That’s asking for a hijacking.” Senior Editor Tom Berg investigates in his "Trailer Talk" blog.
Tags: Image, Trailers, Specialty Trailers
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
August 19, 2014
A dash-cam video that surfaced this week of a trucker's reaction after witnessing a fiery crash paints a portrait of truckers that's good for the industry. Deborah Lockridge explains in her All That's Trucking blog.
Tags: Accidents, Image, I-10, Mississippi
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
August 15, 2014
An announcement about J.J. Keller's president riding along with women truckers prompts a blog post from Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge about the importance of connecting with truckers.
Tags: J.J. Keller, Women in Trucking
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, August 15, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
August 14, 2014
Senior Editor Tom Berg guest-writes the All That's Trucking blog with a story of an interesting character he met recently while on assignment.
Tags: Oshkosh, People, History
Author: Tom Berg, Senior Editor | Posted @ Thursday, August 14, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
August 8, 2014
Reflect Scientific says a Cryometrix CB-40 transport refrigeration unit made history by delivering its first commercial load of frozen foods using a new pollution-free refrigeration technology.
Tags: Cryogenics, Reefers, Transportation Refrigeration Units, Trailers
Author: Rolf Lockwood, Executive Contributing Editor | Posted @ Friday, August 8, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
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)
August 5, 2014
As a former Girl Scout, a Girl Scout leader for the past three years, and a trucking editor for 24, Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge is thrilled to see continuing efforts to educate young people in both Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting about the trucking industry.
Tags: Trucker Buddy, Image, Women in Trucking, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, August 5, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
July 31, 2014
Senior Editor Tom Berg branches out a bit in his Trailer Talk blog this week to talk about how much trailer load heavy pickups can haul. In a demonstration a couple of weeks ago, Ford pitted a pair of Power Stroke-powered F-450 pickups against a Ram 3500 dually pickup with a Cummins Turbo Diesel to demonstrate towing capacity.
Tags: Ford F-Series Super Duty, Ram Heavy Duty, Pickup Trucks, Trailers, Ford
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
July 29, 2014
Trucker-turned-editor Jim Park gives his perspective of Anne Ferro's tenure as chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration -- and some chilling thoughts about her potential replacement -- in his "On the Road" blog.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Anne Ferro
Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
July 22, 2014
The point is productivity: A vehicle longer and more complex than the single semis normally used in most of Europe could be employed to haul more cargo in one trip. And with little training, its driver could back it into position for loading or unloading.
Tags: Productivity, long combination vehicles, Remote Controls, ZF Friedrichshafen AG
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
July 16, 2014
There is no excuse whatsoever for a driver striking a low bridge if the obstruction is accurately marked. That obviously wasn't the case with the Skagit River Bridge and there's only one doorstep on which to lay that blame.
Tags: NTSB, Skagit River Bridge, Mullen Trucking, Oversize Loads, Washington, Safety
Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)
July 8, 2014
Tree branches batter top nose rails and corner caps of trailers because they snag on the sharp channels. Tom Berg talks to one fleet manager who found curved surfaces up there let the branches slide past harmlessly.
Tags: Vehicle Damage, Hyundai Translead, Trailers, Dry Vans
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Tuesday, July 8, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
July 1, 2014
This amusing video surfaced on YouTube recently. In his On the Road blog, Jim Park compares it to a parable of sorts about glass houses and throwing stones. In this case, the bad guy had the humility to admit he was wrong, but it doesn't always go so smoothly.
Tags: CSA, Citation, DataQ, Drivers, Law Enforcement
Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Tuesday, July 1, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
May 14, 2014
A driver was caught on video recently in a hair-raising battle with a prairie wind. And this time the driver won.
Tags: Drivers, Weather, Rollovers
Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Wednesday, May 14, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
April 9, 2014
Excessive sitting has been implicated in increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, disability, depression, weight gain and even some cancers. Just what drivers need to hear.
Tags: Driver Health
Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Wednesday, April 9, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)
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