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April 25, 2018

Truckers Help Troopers Prevent Suicide

Thirteen was a lucky number for a man who was threatening to jump to his death off of an overpass outside Detroit. In her All That's Trucking blog, Deborah Lockridge has the details of how truckers helped troopers on the highway outside Detroit.

March 22, 2018

Trucker Who Saved Motorist After Crash Named Goodyear Highway Hero

A Canadian truck driver who administered first aid to a motorist who had been pierced through the neck by a broken steering wheel after a crash is the 35th recipient of the prestigious Goodyear Highway Hero Award.

February 5, 2018

Women in Trucking Designs Plush Trucking Doll

When Women in Trucking's Ellen Voie ran into the president of a toy maker in an airport lounge, it was the genesis for a new plush doll depicting a female truck driver.

December 9, 2017

Thoughts From Staring at Semis' Rear Doors

Stainless or galvanized steel will make that trailer last longer. So will extra door locking rods, which stiffen a van's structure.

October 24, 2017

2017 Trucking Image Award Winners Honored at ATA Conference

Winners of the 2017 Mike Russell Trucking Image Award, honoring individuals and organizations that have worked on behalf of the industry, were announced by American Trucking Associations at the Management Conference & Exhibition in Orlando.

September 29, 2017

This Fleet Promotes Good Causes with Vinyl Graphics

Vinyl wraps are common on van trailers, but not on workaday end-dumps as operated by Mike Culbertson in central Ohio.

September 11, 2017

Florida Truck Driver Helps Save Unresponsive Man

David Miller saw a man fall on the floor, unresponsive. The driver performed CPR until emergency medical services arrived, helping save the man's life.

September 11, 2017

ATA Celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

American Trucking Associations kicked off National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, a week-long celebration of the trucking industry’s 3.5 million professional truck drivers.

August 28, 2017

Safety Sammy is Official Name of TMAF Mascot

After a months' long contest to name its official mascot, Trucking Moves America Forward has finally announced that the cartoon truck will be known as Safety Sammy.

June 26, 2017

Choptank Transport Helps Mentor Future Leaders

When it comes to improving the image of the trucking industry and getting young people interested in pursuing careers, it’s hard to beat the personal approach of being involved with your community’s youth. Read about one 3PL's efforts in Deborah Lockridge's All That's Trucking blog.

June 12, 2017

New York Times Paints Portrait of Truckers' Lives on the Road

The New York Times recently ran a piece about the lives of truck drivers that may not have helped raise the profile of truck driving as a potential career, but it and a follow-up piece did paint a colorful portrait of the life of a trucker, as Deborah Lockridge explains in her All That's Trucking blog.

April 28, 2017

Talking Trucking at the White House

So what was it like getting to park a couple of semi trucks on the White House Lawn and shake hands with the president of the United States? Deborah Lockridge shares some of ATA Chairman Kevin Burch's comments in her All That's Trucking blog.

April 14, 2017

America’s 'Check Engine Light' is On, Says New Film About Failing Infrastructure

America’s roads and bridges aren’t far from failing. And when that happens, the country will have about five days of normalcy before the trucks stop rolling and chaos ensues, says filmmaker Jennifer Clymer.

April 12, 2017

CNN Highlights Trucking's Role in Fighting Human Trafficking

CNN tells the story of human trafficking through the eyes of a trucker who was responsible for the liberation of a 20-year-old abused and tortured sex slave. Deborah Lockridge has more in her All That's Trucking blog.

April 11, 2017

Gallery: Paul K. Young Truck Beauty Contest 2017

The bevy of beauties at this year's Paul K. Young Truck Beauty contest at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, seemed a little thinner. There were fewer of the highly customized "Mafia" style trucks, and the winners list showed a preference for more traditional entries. There were some nicely done classics and some brand new trucks as well. Here's a sample of what we saw out behind the stables this year. All photos by Jim Park.

March 27, 2017

Trucking Moves America Forward Celebrates Third Year

Trucking Moves America Forward gave an update on its efforts to promote a positive trucking image at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, last week.

March 23, 2017

Goodyear Names 34th Highway Hero at MATS

David Webb of Billings, Montana, accepted the 34th Goodyear Highway Hero Award during the Mid-America Trucking Show for saving the life of an incapacitated driver.

August 11, 2016

FMCSA Shows Drivers How to Share the Road with Trucks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has launched Our Roads, Our Responsibility, a safety-focused campaign to raise public awareness about how to operate safely around large commercial vehicles.

July 20, 2016

Drivers Behaving Badly

There are bad apples in any profession, but the visibility of tractor-trailers tends to result in more media coverage. There were a few real doozies this week that Deborah Lockridge highlights in her All That's Trucking blog.

July 18, 2016

Changing Perceptions, One Mind at a Time

When it comes to changing perceptions about trucking, nothing beats a hands-on show-and-tell experience. Read about what one association is doing in this arena in Deborah Lockridge's All That's Trucking blog.

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