Deborah Lockridge Editor in Chief
David Cullen Executive Editor
Tom Berg Senior Editor
Jim Park Equipment Editor
August 31, 2015
Several news reports in the past week indicate that progress is being made on the road to autonomous commercial trucks.
Tags: Daimler Trucks, Europe, Global, Autonomous Vehicles, Future Trucks
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, August 31, 2015 10:27 AM | » Comments(0)
August 28, 2015
"The Trucks are Killing Us." The latest diatribe from an anti-truck group? No, it's an op-ed piece in the New York Times by a longtime former trucking editor. Deborah Lockridge writes about it in her All That's Trucking blog.
Tags: In the Media, Image
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, August 28, 2015 1:45 PM | » Comments(1)
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(11)
August 14, 2015
Senior Editor Tom Berg ponders fatal rear-end crashes -- a type of crash that killed a college buddy many years ago.
Tags: Fatal Accidents, Underride Guard
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Friday, August 14, 2015 2:00 PM | » Comments(0)
August 11, 2015
Unlike VCRs, eight-track tapes and flip phones, CB radios are still a valuable tool. Deborah Lockridge takes a trip down memory lane in her "All That's Trucking" blog.
Tags: In the Media, History
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, August 11, 2015 10:06 AM | » Comments(1)
August 5, 2015
“If food waste were a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases behind China and the United States." Tom Berg's Trailer Talk blog looks at a new book on food waste whose authors are with the parent company of Carrier Transicold
Tags: Carrier Transicold, Food Production, Food Transport
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Wednesday, August 5, 2015 9:00 AM | » Comments(0)
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)
Deborah Lockridge shares stories from local media that provide a pleasant break from the usual fare of tractor-trailer wrecks, lawsuits and anti-truck editorials.
Tags: In the Media
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, July 28, 2015 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
July 22, 2015
While poring through more than 1,300 pages of proposed regulations, staffers found themselves immersed in details of trailer design, including weight reduction.
Tags: Trailers, Size and Weight, Regulations, GHG
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Wednesday, July 22, 2015 3:00 PM | » Comments(0)
July 17, 2015
Containers are made of heavy gauge steel and make excellent structural components. And they’re far cheaper and “greener” than buying traditional materials like lumber for that purpose.
Tags: Intermodal, Containers
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Friday, July 17, 2015 12:00 AM | » 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)
July 6, 2015
Fans of Dale Earnhardt Jr. got a peek into life on the road in the cab of a big rig last week as the NASCAR driver tweeted about riding to the Daytona race in the passenger seat of one of the race team's haulers.
Tags: NASCAR, In the Media
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, July 6, 2015 8:26 AM | » Comments(0)
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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