Today's Trucking

Mike’s Rule

February 23, 2015

One of my very best friends died in early December. He should have lived forever, because that’s what ought to happen with good guys. We need their example, their inspiration. We need to see with our own eyes that humanity […]


It’s All In The Delivery

February 23, 2015

Talk about a lot of buzz. The idea of autonomously driven cars is getting an absolute ton of air play these days. Really, I can’t open my e-mail inbox without seeing some new example of cars that need their drivers […]


Unique Deal Creates Powerhouse

October 30, 2014

Rolf Lockwood goes behind the scenes of the Kriska-Mullen deal and speaks with Kriska President Mark Seymour and Mullen VP Richard Maloney to gain more perspective.


Mandatory Driver Training: About Time

October 30, 2014

Two days after the Toronto Star published an article on truck-driver training and licensing, Ontario’s Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca said he would work towards mandatory entry-level training for class A truck drivers.


A Taste of Lemon Truck Aid

August 1, 2014

Things you can do at truck-buying time to avoid headaches down the road.


The Right Direction with Drivers

August 1, 2014

Looking ahead, I want progress on making this industry more attractive to drivers. There’s still time.


Some Regs’ are Just Itching to be Broken

August 1, 2014

Whether you’re talking EOBRs, cell phones or CB laws, some regulations are just itching to be broken, writes Rolf Lockwood.


Democracy at its Very Worst

August 1, 2014

Our American friends are going to the polls in a week or so, and I can’t resist commenting.


A Fuel-Savings Controversy

August 1, 2014

Recent testing results released by PIT that show skirts yield more fuel savings than under-carriage air deflectors has ignited debate on testing and fuel economy claims.


One-Truck Ponies: Owner-Ops Still Kicking

August 1, 2014

Why, despite all the hassles and heartaches, the owner-operator remains part of our foundation.


Loco Motives

August 1, 2014

The calamity quotient of a train, whether loaded with hazmat material or not, is far, far greater than that of any truck.


Icahn’s Beef with Navistar

August 1, 2014

Carl Icahn is enraged that Navistar has made major decisions without consulting shareholders. Meanwhile, speculation is rampant about the future of Navistar.


Overtime Pay for Drivers

August 1, 2014

Reader Roger McIntosh shipped me an email saying he thought drivers like him were entitled to earn overtime pay but were too ignorant of their rights to claim it.


Canadian Trucking Alliance’s Blue Ribbon ‘Tsk’ Force

August 1, 2014

There’s no driver shortage at all, rather a shortage of jobs fit for qualified drivers.


Where’s the MTO Quota Outrage?

August 1, 2014

So if the MTO is needlessly putting 20 percent of your trucks out of service, where’s the outrage?