Deborah Lockridge Editor in Chief
David Cullen Executive Editor
Tom Berg Senior Editor
Jim Park Equipment Editor
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, Safety, Rollovers
Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Monday, May 4, 2015 9:03 AM | » Comments(0)
April 30, 2015
From a happy trucking couple to a one-sided "investigation" of cheating on logbooks, Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge takes a look at a few of the local stories covering trucking this week in her "All That's Trucking" blog.
Tags: Drivers, In the Media, ELDs, Hours of Service, Safety
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)
April 29, 2015
Drivers needing CDL training (and the fleets that employ them) in Lincoln, Ill., have a new option in town. Learn more in Deborah Lockridge's "All That's Trucking" blog.
Tags: Driver Training, Illinois
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, April 29, 2015 9:07 AM | » Comments(0)
April 28, 2015
Unlike most skirts that are stationary, the stinger moves with the tandem as it’s slid fore and aft, so it smooths air flow no matter where the tandem is set, said the system’s inventor.
Tags: Trailers, Side Skirts, Aerodynamics, Fuel Efficiency
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Tuesday, April 28, 2015 11:53 AM | » Comments(1)
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 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)
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)
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)
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