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Are you a 'Zombie Recruiter'?

Are you a 'Zombie Recruiter'?

It seems zombies are cool these days, with hit TV shows like "The Walking Dead" and books and movies like "World War Z." But being a "zombie recruiter" is not going to help you out at a time when good drivers are becoming more scarce than ever.

July 16, 2013

Owner-Operators: Endangered Species?

The recession was tough on owner-operators. Add to that increasing regulations and more expensive equipment, and it’s no wonder some in the industry are saying the owner-operator is dead.

August 1, 2013

Can Foxx Put the Pieces Together?

Can Foxx Put the Pieces Together?

The new head of the DOT is already looking to one of the big challenges of his job, says Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge in her "All That's Trucking: blog: Getting our dysfunctional Congress to pass a real highway bill by its due date of Sept. 30, 2014.

August 15, 2013

Trucking in the Media This Week

Trucking in the Media This Week

Each week we run across many stories in the mainstream media that are about trucking or related to trucking in some way -- more than we can report on. Here are some of the most interesting from this week, from haunting truckstop photos to driverless trucks to cross-border trucking.

August 16, 2013

Stories You May Have Missed This Week

Stories You May Have Missed This Week

Each week we run across many stories in the mainstream media that are about trucking or related to trucking in some way -- more than we can report on. Here are some of the most interesting from this week, including an article on trucker apps in the New York Times.

August 23, 2013

A Good Place to Start for Alternative Fuel & Fuel Efficiency Funding

This Week's Trucking in the Media

Our new weekly roundup of how trucking's being covered in the mainstream media, from the new certified medical examiner program to highway funding commentary.

August 30, 2013

Volvo Trucks' European Head Stars in Latest Viral Video

When Your Research Lab is a Truck Cab

Despite an increasing amount of research about trucking from the ivory towers of academia, few researchers ever experience what life is like on the road. However, one spent three years riding in trucks and interviewing long-haul drivers as part of his look into how truck drivers are affected by increasing demands for speed and flexibility.

September 3, 2013

Coming to a highway near you: Driverless vehicles

Coming to a highway near you: Driverless vehicles

Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge notes that she's now old enough that stuff from the science fiction books she read as a kid are increasingly becoming reality. No flying cars yet, but driverless cars are being tested, and trucks may lead the way -- literally.

September 4, 2013

Stories You May Have Missed

With the government shutdown on one coast, the stranglehold of emissions regulations on the other, and a look at trucking efforts to thwart drug smugglers, trucking's been in the general media this past week. Read more in the "All That's Trucking" blog.

September 30, 2013

When the Wheels' Ain't Rollin' in DC (With Apologies to Merle Haggard)

When the Wheels' Ain't Rollin' in DC (With Apologies to Merle Haggard)

Senior Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge must have been watching way too much TV Monday as we approached a government shutdown, because he decided the impasse needed its own song -- sung to the music of the 1975 hit "Movin' On," because Congress is certainly NOT movin' on. Read more, if you dare, in the "All That's Trucking" blog.

October 1, 2013

Pushing the Envelope on Fuel Economy

Pushing the Envelope on Fuel Economy

The low-hanging fruit when it comes to fuel economy has all been picked. Now truck and engine makers are examining every part and component of the truck in exacting detail to figure out where they can cut the smallest amount of drag or the small parasitic loss of power that drag down fuel economy. Deborah Lockridge offers two examples in the "All That's Trucking" blog.

October 4, 2013

‘Spirit of Goodyear’ Retiring, High-Tech Blimp on the Way