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Commentary: 5 Arguments for Heavier Trucks
Commentary: 5 Arguments for Heavier Trucks

July 15, 2015
While states are thinking of ways to fund highway infrastructure, Michigan is considering rolling back truck size and weight regulations.

Expanding the Driver Pool
Expanding the Driver Pool

March 1, 2015
In the face of a shrinking, aging driver population with high levels of driver turnover the trucking industry and individual carriers are looking for ways...

Of Spuds, Sleep, and Faulty Statistics
Of Spuds, Sleep, and Faulty Statistics

May 9, 2016
An accident that closed I-77 in North Carolina illustrates how driver fatigue is a problem that is a lot more complex than just creating regulations saying...

The Latest Threat to the Owner-Operator Model
The Latest Threat to the Owner-Operator Model

November 1, 2015
New guidance from the Department of Labor issued in July could pose a threat to the trucking industry's use of owner-operator drivers as independent...

Commentary: Need for Speed?
Commentary: Need for Speed?

September 15, 2016
Trucks using speed limiters had a ratio of 1.6 crashes per 100 trucks per year, while those without had a ratio of 2.9.

Commentary: Lessons from an Election
Commentary: Lessons from an Election

December 15, 2016
Editor in chief Deborah Lockridge contemplates the lessons of the volatile 2016 presidential election and what the trucking industry can learn from it.

Freightliner Autonomous Truck First Licensed for U.S. Highways
Freightliner Autonomous Truck First Licensed for U.S. Highways

May 5, 2015
"Thank you for looking at the impossible and finding a safe way to make it possible." That's what Nevada Gov. Brian Sondoval said to Daimler Trucks North...

Driver Shortage Moves Beyond Truckload; Worst Yet to Come
Driver Shortage Moves Beyond Truckload; Worst Yet to Come

September 9, 2014
Driver turnover, a problem that has traditionally plagued longhaul, irregular-route truckload fleets, is now affecting every type of fleet in the industry –...

Can Women Handle a Manual Transmission?
Can Women Handle a Manual Transmission?

May 28, 2013
One reader takes exception to the notion that we have to spec automated or automatic transmissions to attract women drivers. Editor in Chief Deborah...

Is racism at work in border trucking debate?
Is racism at work in border trucking debate?

May 20, 2011
A Milwaukee-area truckstop recently pulled some not-so-humorous bumper stickers targeting illegal aliens from its shelves after a threatened protest. The...