Electronic Logs Mandate: Outrage & Applause
The comment period is over. Here’s what the industry and others had to say.
The electronic logging device mandate has sparked a variety of responses with some questioning and others embracing the change.
Inside the Numbers Driving the Heavy-Duty Trucking Industry
There are many ways to tell a story – through words in books and magazines, pictures, videos, song, and more. With the inaugural issue of the HDT Fact Book, we are telling trucking’s story through facts, numbers, statistics, charts, and graphs.
Q&A: Bill Chamblee, Trucking Defense Attorney
Are you doing everything you can to prevent lawsuits?
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.
7 Things Drivers Need to Do at the Scene of an Accident
Are you preparing drivers and other personnel on what to do in case of a crash?
SCHAUMBURG, IL — Fleets should prepare for and practice what to do in the event of a serious accident just like they do for fire drills – from top management to dispatchers to drivers, said Don Jerrell, a safety expert at HNI Risk Services, to attendees of the Fleet Safety Conference Tuesday.
Brake Trends: Drums vs. Discs
Although 90% of heavy trucks still get drums, discs are gaining in popularity.
While drum brakes have been enlarged and strengthened to meet stricter federal stopping distance requirements and are currently used on 90% of heavy trucks, discs are gaining in popularity.