Fleet Management

Deborah Lockridge


Commentary: Separating Electronic Logs and Hours of Service

The underlying issue for many fleets really isn’t so much the notion of using an electronic device to track driver hours — it is the hours of service regulations themselves.

Intermodal is playing a larger role in changes in long-haul trucking. Ports on the East Coast, like the Port of Savannah, may see more traffic coming through the newly expanded Panama Canal, which could result in less freight being trucked across the country from West Coast ports. Photo: Port of Savannah


The Long and the Short of Truckload Today

In the third part of our Trucking in the 21st Century series, we look at how the length of haul is no longer the yardstick for truckload — innovation and flexibility are.


14 Things You Need to Know Before ELDs Become Mandatory

Come Dec. 17, the paper logbooks that truck drivers have been required to use to track their hours of work and rest since the 1930s will be history for interstate trucking operations. Here are 14 things you need to know before that day arrives.

This graph shows the comparative performance of the Transportation Services Index (blue) and Gross Domestic Product (orange) over each quarter in the last three years.


Analysis: Mining for Economic Gold

There are largely overlooked nuggets of information buried in the numbers about the economy and trucking that could be the most telling sign of where conditions are headed, writes Evan Lockridge in his Econ Watch column from the March issue of Heavy Duty Trucking magazine.


5 Ways to Avoid Late Load Payments

There is nothing fun about not getting paid for the loads you have hauled. Fortunately, there are a few solutions to help you eliminate or lessen the need to chase late payments.


Choosing a Telematics Service Provider for the ELD Mandate

The December 2017 deadline for the ELD mandate is looming and fleets are feeling the pressure to select a telematics service provider to electronically log hours-of-service records. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all solution and fleets must examine what they need from their newly-required technology.

Photos: Best Yet Express


California Carrier Builds Own ELD

California carrier Best Yet Express decided to develop its own ELD system, which would go beyond the ELD mandate that kicks in this December and become a true productivity tool.

Don Daseke


Q&A: Don Daseke on Going Public

On Feb, 28, the day the firm he founded began trading as a public company, Don Daseke, chairman and CEO of Daseke Inc., spoke with HDT Executive Editor David Cullen about the process the flatbed fleet operator followed to go public-- and why going public had been a long-held goal of his.

Angel Aerial's fleet includes Kenworth box trucks. Photo by James Miller


Truck Fleet Targets Niche Filming Market

New York City-based Angel Aerial rents its diverse fleet of trucks and equipment to the film and TV industries — and has used its fleet to help the city in times of need, including after the 9/11 attacks.

UPS has operated in Mexico for 25 years. Photo: UPS


UPS Team Tackles Complex Cross-Border Logistics

In 2014, UPS established a center of excellence for U.S.-Mexico trade. A team of experts evaluated and improved offerings, focusing on shippers’ needs. Then early last year, UPS announced it had strengthened those cross-border services.

Driver Incentives that Work
The right driver incentives can have a powerful impact on safety. Learn from safety leaders at three organizations how to engage drivers with rewards and incentives that work. Optimize your own program with remedies for 6 common challenges.

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