Photo: Virginia Tech Transportation Institute


Driver Coercion Final Rule Goes into Effect Jan. 29

A final rule prohibiting acts of coercion aimed at compelling truck drivers to violate federal safety regulations has been published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and becomes effective on Jan. 29, 2016.


Michelin Launches Thank You Campaign for Drivers on Social Media

Michelin North America will mark the holiday season with a #KeepThanksMoving conversation in social and digital media that will celebrate these millions of unsung and often unseen heroes and encourage people everywhere to share their own appreciation via Twitter or Facebook.

Predictive cruise control uses terrain mapping and GPS satellite locating to manage the engine and transmission for efficient operation on up- and downgrades. It can be a multi-step procedure, and a driver might or might not notice them all. In rolling terrain, the system can save 1% to 2% in fuel, Kenworth says. Image: Kenworth


Kenworth's Predictive Cruise Control Looks Ahead to Save Fuel

Predictive cruise control uses terrain mapping and GPS satellite locating to manage the engine and transmission for efficient operation on up- and downgrades.


FedEx Delivering Trees for Troops

FedEx Corp. and the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation are joining forces again for a special delivery to America’s service members and their families with the Trees for Troops program.

Photo: Melton Truck Lines


The Impact of Truck Driver Wellness Programs

Executives at several large long-haul fleets talk about their efforts to keep drivers healthy and happy through wellness programs in the final installment of HDT's Driver Dilemma series.

NTSB Investigator-in-Charge Jennifer Morrison shows the Board reenactment animation of collision between tractor-trailer truck and bus in Davis, Okla., on September 26, 2014. Photo: NTSB


NTSB: Trucker’s Use of Synthetic Marijuana Caused Fatal Crash

As a result of its investigation of a truck crash that killed four college athletes last year, the National Transportation Safety Board has issued recommendations to address “impairing substances” that are not tested for under federal regulations

Celadon Driving Academy student Drew Davis practices his driving skill on the TransSim VS6 driving simulator. (PRNewsFoto/Celadon Trucking)


Celadon Renames Driving School, Adds Simulators

Celadon Trucking has changed the name of its driving school from Quality Drivers School to Celadon Driving Academ and has purchased four TransSimVS driving simulators for use at the flagship Indianapolis location.

Cannabis station, a medical marijuana dispensary, is located at the site of a former gas station in Denver. Photo by Jeffrey Beall via Flickr through Creative Commons license.


Legal Pot in Colorado: How it's Affected Trucking

It’s been almost two years since Colorado officially legalized marijuana. With other states considering similar measures, Colorado Motor Carrier Association President Greg Fulton reflects on the law and its impact on the trucking industry.


True Value Outsourcing Transportation to Ryder

True Value Company has chosen Ryder System to handle its transportation services through a Ryder Dedicated Transportation Solutions agreement.


OSHA Fines Could Jump 80% Next Year

For the first time in a quarter century, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will in 2016 increase its fines for safety violations.

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