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Q&A: Bill Chamblee, Trucking Defense Attorney
Are you doing everything you can to prevent lawsuits?
By Deborah Lockridge
Earlier this year, attorney Bill Chamblee successfully defended FFE Transportation in a $3.5 million lawsuit after an accident between a company truck and a police car. We spoke with him about trends he's seeing in the realm of legal issues affecting motor carriers.
Carrier Streamlines Communication by Equipping Drivers with Tablets
Drivers at Land Air Express of New England keep in touch with home base and handle all the necessary paperwork through the use of tablets.
By Jim Beach
Drivers at Land Air Express of New England keep in touch with home base and handle all the necessary paperwork through the use of tablets.
121 Ways to Save Fuel
From the equipment you spec and maintain, to the fuel you buy, to driver training and incentives, you’ll find tips for nearly any type of fleet.
By HDT Staff
There’s hardly a fleet out there that wouldn’t like to save money on fuel costs. Maybe you’re not sure where to start. Maybe you feel like you’ve picked all the low-hanging fruit and you’re looking for new ideas. Here’s help. From the equipment you spec and maintain, to the fuel you buy, to driver training and incentives, you’ll find tips for nearly any type of fleet.
Commentary: Inside a Senate Roundtable on Highway Funding
By Tom Sanderson, CEO, Transplace
In late April, Tom Sanderson, CEO of the third-party logistics company Transplace, participated in a roundtable on Capitol Hill about highway funding. As we inch closer to the deadline and the Highway Trust Fund is heading into the red, he offers his impressions of that event.
Driver Ergonomics: Round Pegs and Oval Holes
Driver demographics are driving changes in cab designs.
By Jim Park
As well as being in short supply, trucking’s new recruits are also, shorter generally, and thinner, as well as less likely to want a truck to look and feel like a truck. The challenge for truck makers comes in designing truck cabs to fit an expanding body-size profile, while making the driving environment appealing to people who have different expectations about trucks – all without alienating the existing driver population.

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Rand McNally Expands HD 100 Compatibility Rand McNally announced software improvements to the HD 100, expanding its compatibility with more devices and platforms.
Garmin to Release Android-Based Fleet Navigators Garmin will release its Fleet 660 and 670 Fleet navigators running Android-based software later this year -- the first from Garmin to run software built on Google’s Android platform.
Rand McNally Releases Fourth Generation of IntelliRoute TND Rand McNally has redesigned its IntelliRoute TND GPS devices for commercial truck drivers inside and out. The fourth-generation devices feature new hardware, a faster processor, two new graphical user interface options, and improved map appearance.
Pana-Pacific to Distribute PeopleNet Fleet Management Tech PeopleNet has partnered with Pana-Pacific to distribute its fleet management products and software through truck dealerships.
AT&T Improves Fleet Management Solutions AT&T is now offering industry-specific bundles for its AT&T Fleet Management Solutions.

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