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5 Takeaways From a Billion-Dollar Verdict

5 Takeaways From a Billion-Dollar Verdict

What does a record $1 billion verdict against two trucking companies involved in a fatal crash mean for the industry? HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge shares some takeaways.

September 7, 2021

New Tactics in the Fight Against Nuclear Verdicts in Trucking
Should Truck Trailers Have Side Underride Guards?

Should Truck Trailers Have Side Underride Guards?

A $42 million verdict in a tragic crash has brought attention to the question of whether trailers should have side underride guards. We explore this question in this Trailer Talk.

September 23, 2019

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

ELDs, Hours of Service, Detention – And Data
5 Myths About ELDs

5 Myths About ELDs

In her All That's Trucking blog, HDT's Deborah Lockridge asks compliance expert Tom Bray about the most common myths and misconceptions fleets have about electronic logging devices.

March 10, 2017

Speed Limiters Redux

Speed Limiters Redux

A recent editorial on speed limiters generated a flurry of comments. HDT's Deborah Lockridge shares some of them, and some more thoughts on this controversial issue, in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

October 12, 2016

What Does a Skateboarder Have to do with CSA?
CNBC Series Provides Lopsided Portrayal of Truck Safety

CNBC Series Provides Lopsided Portrayal of Truck Safety

A CNBC series called "Collision Course" has drawn a heated response from the American Trucking Associations, which called it "an outrageously inaccurate image" of the industry. Here's what Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge has to say.

August 7, 2014

Helping Truckers Break the Law

Helping Truckers Break the Law

In the weeks before the Mid-America Trucking Show, our email is awash with invitations from companies who are introducing new products and want to set up an appointment to talk about it. One such invitation got Deborah Lockridge hot under the collar.

April 28, 2014

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

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

How Are the New Hours of Service Affecting You?

How Are the New Hours of Service Affecting You?

We've had several weeks now on the new hours of service rules. Some fleets are struggling to adjust, while others are seeing virtually no effects. Share your experiences in this "On the Road" blog.

July 23, 2013

Digging into the MVR

Digging into the MVR

The most significant moving violations might surprise you, as HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge reports in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

July 8, 2013

Why is the DOT Taking so Long to Move on Hair Testing for Drugs?

Why is the DOT Taking so Long to Move on Hair Testing for Drugs?

The American Trucking Associations used the National Transportation Safety Board's stricter impaired-driving regulations as an opportunity to again push for the DOT to move forward on a process to allow motor carriers to collect hair samples for DOT-required drug testing in lieu of the currently mandated urine testing process.

May 15, 2013

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