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The Parking Paradox
The Parking Paradox

May 7, 2013
There's a good reason we don't have enough parking spaces in this country, says Jim Park in his "On the Road" blog: Truckstop operators can't make any money...

Drivers Deserve Respect
Drivers Deserve Respect

May 3, 2013
Do you know what's lacking in trucking? Dignity. Simple dignity. If this sounds all soft and squishy, read on. I think I'll change your mind. A chance...

Mandatory Entry-Level Driver Training: Is There a Better Way?
Mandatory Entry-Level Driver Training: Is There a Better Way?

April 5, 2013
In his "On the Road" blog, Equipment Editor and former driver and owner-operator Jim Park wonders if three months of mandatory entry-level training would...

Whaddya Think of Those Canucks, Eh?
Whaddya Think of Those Canucks, Eh?

March 11, 2013
For the second time, two Canadian truckload fleets earned top honors in the Truckload Carriers Association National (maybe it should be International?)...

Are Airless Tires the Way of the Future?
Are Airless Tires the Way of the Future?

March 5, 2013
Imagine a hybrid tire that can change tread patterns to suit the application, from a deep block lug for traction to a smooth rib for fuel efficiency, or a...

Where have all the grab handles gone?
Where have all the grab handles gone?

February 1, 2013
What do you think the aerodynamic penalty would be from a grab handle on the side of a truck that would help a driver climb up to a place he or she could...

What's the next big threat to truckload carriers?
What's the next big threat to truckload carriers?

January 14, 2013
Unionized drayage drivers. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters just inked its first contract with a drayage company working near the ports of L.A....

Billboards, distraction and tax revenues
Billboards, distraction and tax revenues

January 6, 2013
You don't need a PhD to recognize that bright flashing lights and changing images will grab drivers' attention. They are supposed to. But since drivers...

GHG-14 Whatever
GHG-14 Whatever

December 20, 2012
After finishing a feature story for the January issue of Heavy Duty Trucking about the pending GHG14 rules, I'm more convinced than ever that this...

A shortage of pilots? Really?
A shortage of pilots? Really?

November 14, 2012
A shortage of pilots? Really? At least one influential aviation figure begs to differ. Retired airline captain-turned-aviation-analyst, Chesley "Sully"...