You don’t always know what’s in the trailers that pass you on the road. But some of those trailers are carrying something a little more dangerous that frozen food or new bedding…like, maybe, a nuclear weapon. But this isn’t an ordinary trailer; this is a trailer specifically made to not only carry this type of payload, but protect it at all costs.
October 23, 2020
For the 2021-MY, Ford made ergonomic enhancements for drivers and added an available Parcel Delivery Package. This follows a major refresh in 2020, which added a Crew version, a new standard engine, standard active safety technologies, and embedded telematics to the Transit van family.
October 21, 2020
As a professional driver, I am thankful to be needed. There are over 30 million people who have filed for unemployment since the virus. Working at this point is a blessing. Without work, I think I would be going nuts.
October 19, 2020
Can trailers play a more active role in sustainable transport beyond aerodynamic add-ons or low-rolling-resistance tires? Some companies think so.
October 8, 2020
The National Transportation Safety Board contents that the new, more "flexible" hours-of-service rule puts commercial drivers — and those with whom they share the roads — at increased risk.
September 28, 2020
Motor carriers aren’t the only transportation entities dealing with “nuclear verdicts” in lawsuits resulting from truck crashes. Brokers and third-party logistics companies can get caught up in these lawsuits, as well.
September 23, 2020
As the new technology hype machine works in overdrive, it’s time to take a deep breath and concentrate on product releases that we can experience for ourselves and drive. Remember those?
September 15, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new safety challenges to the roads for truck drivers and safety managers, and drivers must prioritize implementing and executing on safety best practices and protocols to ensure the roads they operate on stay safe.
September 2, 2020
You've heard about the growth of "nuclear verdicts" in truck crash cases. But you might not know about these factors that are helping to drive those numbers up. Deborah Lockridge explores the topic in her All That's Trucking blog.
August 31, 2020
As the best minds in global medicine continue to make progress toward an effective treatment or vaccine for COVID-19, those providing supply chain services and technology need to ensure we have the most effective set of solutions in place to manage and monitor those shipments.
August 27, 2020
The existing SAE J1939 and datalink is the result of work initially started over 30 years ago. What do we need to stress so that the next 30 years of in-vehicle technical evolution will be as valuable as the last 30?
August 24, 2020
One of the largest vocational fleet segments between the late 1940s and early 1960s was milk home-delivery fleets. It took 15 years for the milk home-delivery fleet segment to cycle from its peak to its near demise.
August 6, 2020
“We don’t only deliver freight. We deliver awareness.” That’s what Jim Barrett, president and CEO of Road Scholar Transport, likes to say about the Dunmore, Pennsylvania-based carrier’s “awareness fleet.” Its latest trailer wrap honors the everyday heroes of the pandemic.
August 3, 2020
The latest behind-the-scenes video from Nikola's Trevor Milton reveals more details about the hydrogen-electric truck and shows he has high expectations for its success. But HDT's Jim Park says at this point, he's still long on promises but short on mileage.
July 26, 2020
As COVID-19 cases, positive test percentages, and hospitalizations and deaths rise, there's increasing momentum for widespread use of face coverings to slow the spread of the pandemic. Trucking has been ahead of the curve and should continue to lead the way, says Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge in her blog.
July 22, 2020