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Transmission Trends
The swing continues toward heavy automated products, but manuals still dominate. Light and medium trucks are almost all ‘shiftless.’
<p>Most automated manual transmissions go into highway tractors, but Eaton offers three vocational versions of the UltraShift Plus for on/off-road trucks such as dumps and mixers.</p> By Tom Berg
The swing continues toward heavy automated products, but manuals still dominate. Light and medium trucks are almost all ‘shiftless.’
Get Ready to Say Goodbye to Paper Logs
FMCSA proposes mandatory electronic logging devices.
By Oliver Patton
After 28 years of proposals, studies, drafts, revisions, legal battles and technological innovations – not to mention an Act of Congress – federal regulators are close to requiring most interstate commercial drivers to keep track of their work hours with an electronic device.
Finding and Keeping Drivers With The One-Two Punch: Pay & Respect
Pay and benefits are changing as fleets work to recruit and retain drivers, but treating drivers right is still a top priority.
<p>One thing the experts agree on is if your company has an incentive rewards program, the rewards need to be given in a timely fashion. <em>(Photo courtesy of A. Duie Pyle.)</em></p> By Deborah Lockridge & Kate Harlow
Recruiting and retention. It’s akin to bailing water out of a boat that has a hole in it. You really have to plug the hole first, otherwise you’re constantly fighting to stay afloat. In the trucking industry, that hole is driver retention.
Q&A: Utility's Craig Bennett Talks About 100 Years of Being in Business
<p><strong>Craig Bennett </strong><em>Photo: Evan Lockridge</em></p> By Deborah Lockridge
Craig Bennett, senior vice president sales & marketing for Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., recently sat down with HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge to talk about the company's 100 years in business.
Upgrading Your Legacy IT System
Your old workhorse servers might still be getting the job done, but they could be holding your business back.
By Jim Beach
A number of trucking companies – and thousands of other types of businesses for that matter – run their businesses on what would be considered a “legacy” IT system. Those old workhorse servers might still be getting the job done, but they could be holding your business back.

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TripCargo 'All Risks' Insurance Available Online McGriff, Seibels and Williams announced the release of TripCargo. TripCargo is an “All Risks” coverage policy and unlike “excess” or “spike” insurance provides coverage on the entire load and limit as selected at purchase on freight moving throughout the continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii and Canada.
GE Capital Fleet Services Launches MyFleetOffice2 Platform for Online Fleet Management GE Capital Fleet Services announced the launch of MyFleetOffice2, an advanced online fleet management platform that gives fleet managers the ability to do more powerful analytics, and to complete a wide range of administrative tasks more easily and entirely online.
Spireon Debuts Detention Optimization System for Trucking Spireon released what it calls the trucking industry’s first automated detention optimization system. The Detention Optimization Module is part of its FleetLocate Asset & Trailer Intelligence solution.
New Release from Collective Data Collective Data announced the release of collectiveFleet 6, a fleet and asset management software system. The software is designed to be adaptable to many types of fleets without needing custom programming.
Vusion Launches MPG Analytics Dashboard TCA, GRAPEVINE, TX – Vusion, a division of PeopleNet and Trimble, announced the launch of an analytics tool designed to give fleet managers a better view of how their vehicles and drivers are performing mpg-wise.

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