Kevin Jones

Editor, American Trucker, Penton

Kevin Jones has an enthusiastic fascination with the supply chain. As editor of American Trucker, he focuses on the critical role owner-ops and small fleets play in the economy, both local and global. And he plays with big trucks.

Posts by Kevin Jones

in Running Lights Blog Mar 20, 2017

Worst Trucker in the World: U.S. Government edition

The Worst Trucker in the World is back, bigger and badder than ever—because the latest recipient of the dishonor is a fleet run by the U.S....More
in Running Lights Blog Mar 09, 2017

'Encouraging sign': Navistar finds turnaround in new truck, engine

While Wall Street prognosticators found Navistar’s latest earnings report “disappointing,” for truck customers there are new products to be excited....More
in Running Lights Blog Feb 23, 2017

CSA update: Critic encouraged by reform efforts, anticipates return

Despite the Trump Administration’s proclaimed disdain for regulations, the highly touted, questionably effective, and Congressionally parked....More
in Running Lights Blog Feb 21, 2017

A formula for truck safety?

When it comes to truck safety, there is no single “golden solution” or “quick fix”—and the many studies, claims, and high horses about how fleets and....More
in Running Lights Blog Feb 01, 2017

Must read: Court nominee’s lively dissent in trucking case

I am not a lawyer but I am a writer, and based on my quick read of a couple of his opinions, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is wonderful. I just....More
in Running Lights Blog Dec 06, 2016

Sleepy, driver? Have a beer while you're at it

Drivers who miss between one to two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep in a 24-hour period nearly double their risk for a crash, according....More
in Running Lights Blog Nov 30, 2016

It's Chao time in the Twitterverse

President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Elaine Chao to be his Secretary of Transportation quickly became a trending topic on social media as....More
in Running Lights Blog Oct 18, 2016

CBS report: Something needs to be done about older truckers

Like most popular media reports, the CBS News story on trucking, “Big Rigs, Big Problems,” opens with the sad remembrance of a crash victim and then....More
in Running Lights Blog Sep 09, 2016

Truck Driver Appreciation: Walking the walk

With National Truck Driver Appreciation Week kicking off Sunday—and with a notebook full of items to catch up on—I thought this would be a good time....More
in Running Lights Blog Aug 30, 2016

The case for speed limiters: 'More advocacy than science'?

Is the Dept. of Transportation “cherry picking” research to support the rulemaking to require speed limiters in heavy-duty commercial vehicles? At....More

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