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On Tariffs, Trade Wars, and Unintended Consequences

On Tariffs, Trade Wars, and Unintended Consequences

Trucking largely supported Donald Trump for president because of his promises to reduce regulation (which he’s been working on) and put in place pro-business policies (such as the tax cut.) But his trade war has a great many businesses concerned, if not up in arms – and it could even affect the economy.

July 6, 2018

How Truck Platooning Could Help Reduce Crashes

How Truck Platooning Could Help Reduce Crashes

Following too closely is a factor in 5% of truck crashes. Deborah Lockridge says reaction to her coverage of Volvo's platooning test illustrates why this is a problem. Can platooning technology help? More in the All That's Trucking blog.

June 29, 2018

Do Backup Drivers for Autonomous Vehicles Really Work?

Do Backup Drivers for Autonomous Vehicles Really Work?

Uber's self-driving vehicle killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona, in March. The latest news on the investigation indicates the safety driver was probably watching TV in her phone. What does that mean for autonomous vehicle development? (Blog)

June 25, 2018

3 Things You Should Know About Amazon and Trucking

3 Things You Should Know About Amazon and Trucking

Trucking economist Noel Perry earlier this year got an opportunity to visit Amazon, and came back with some interesting insights into the e-commerce giant, its logistics operations, and what it all means for trucking.

June 5, 2018

Truckers Help Troopers Prevent Suicide

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.

April 25, 2018

Are Truck Drivers Finally Getting the Attention They Deserve?

Are Truck Drivers Finally Getting the Attention They Deserve?

Motor carriers are turning down business because they don't have enough truck drivers. Yet the latest turnover numbers are down, and industry hiring is up. Many drivers, when they read articles about fleets facing a driver shortage, will tell you, it’s not a driver shortage, it’s a pay shortage. Are things changing?

March 23, 2018

Exploring the Cutting Edge of Trucking's Data Technologies
Scene-Stealing Trucks in Movies

Scene-Stealing Trucks in Movies

It's Oscar season. Beyond Smokey and the Bandit, how many scene-stealing trucks in movies can you name? Deborah Lockridge shares top picks in her All That's Trucking blog.

February 2, 2018

ELDs So Far: Stories From the Road

ELDs So Far: Stories From the Road

It’s been a little over a month since the electronic logging device mandate went into effect, and the transition appears to be a bit bumpy. Deborah Lockridge shares some of what she's heard in her All That's Trucking blog.

January 26, 2018

7 Top Trends from 2017

7 Top Trends from 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, HDT Editor in Chief shares her picks for the top trends and stories of the year. Many of these will continue into 2018 and beyond.

December 28, 2017

Looking Back at ‘17: Electrification, Autonomous Technologies in the Works
ELDs, Truck Drivers, and the Power of a Hashtag

ELDs, Truck Drivers, and the Power of a Hashtag

If the hashtag #MeToo was able to change the national conversation about sexual harassment, could #ELDorMe have the same kind of power for drivers protesting mandatory electronic logging devices? Read more in All That's Trucking blog.

December 5, 2017

When 8.38 MPG is Even More Impressive Than You Think
ELDs, Hours of Service, Detention – And Data
Autonomous Truck Technology: Stepping Stones and Stumbling Blocks

Autonomous Truck Technology: Stepping Stones and Stumbling Blocks

There's no doubt that research and development work on the building blocks of autonomous and automated truck techologies is proceeding apace. It was one of the key themes at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta recently. But it may yet be quite a while before people truly trust these technologies -- or before large numbers of fleets find them to be a worthwhile investment.

October 6, 2017