March 9, 2016
A pictorial look at the monthly contest launched at truckload carrier G&P Trucking Company for drivers who have achieved best-in-class safety performance. The program is credited with bringing about a decrease in distracted driving and month-over-month improvements in driver safety scores. Photos and text by Andy Leuthe, Senior Director Product Marketing, SmartDrive Systems.
March 7, 2016
USA Truck has installed LinkeDrive’s PedalCoach mobile application in its fleet of trucks, designed to coach better driving habits to increase fuel efficiency.
March 4, 2016
Proposed national entry-level driver training requirements focus on a minimum amount of behind-the-wheel training.
December 11, 2015
With another year behind us, Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge takes a look back at the year of the driver.
December 9, 2015
Mesilla Valley Transportation says it has selected SmartDrive’s video-based safety device for its fleet of more than 1,300 tractors.
November 30, 2015
Buried in the stats of accident reporting lies the unvarnished truth: Ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance kills.
November 18, 2015
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.
October 22, 2015
Temperature-controlled truckload carrier KLLM Transport Services has partnered with Cedar Valley College to open a new KLLM Driving Academy in Lancaster, Texas, for state residents.
October 13, 2015
The skyrocketing cost of college tuition is indeed a problem. But at risk of being overlooked is the need to get more students into the nation’s trade schools.
September 16, 2015
The Teamsters Union will use a 4.6 million grant from the Department of Labor to establish an apprenticeship program for the trucking industry.
August 20, 2015
Kenworth’s Predictive Cruise Control is now in production for new Kenworth T680s and T880s with Paccar MX-13 engines.
August 14, 2015
While lowering the age of drivers may cause panic in the media, being smart about training young drivers can significantly reduce the risks.
Trucking companies hiring inexperienced drivers may be opening themselves up to more risk than it's worth.
July 24, 2015
At Hirschbach Motor Lines, an 850-truck-and-growing refrigerated fleet based in East Dubuque, Ill., the goal is “to become the most fuel-efficient fleet in the trucking business while providing best-in-class service to our customers."
July 23, 2015
The MiX Vision in-cab monitoring system is now being offered in the U.S. offering a video-based driver monitoring solution for fleets.
July 17, 2015
Cutting through the scorecard clutter is the aim of a performance management system introduced by HNI. The DART system combines metrics from a variety of fleet operational areas to produce a single driver score that measures the driver’s impact on profitability.
June 18, 2015
The right equipment for the job improves the fleet’s and the driver’s chances for success. Part 6 in HDT's Driver Dilemma series on the driver shortage.
June 11, 2015
The FMCSA has granted C.R. England a training rule exemption allowing drivers who have passed the CDL skills test to operate a vehicle on public roads without requiring a CDL holder to monitor them from the front seat.
June 8, 2015
The Professional Truck Driver Institute has certified the first contract training course at a U.S. Army installation, broadening both the marketability of veterans and the pool of properly trained military drivers.
May 29, 2015
Another man connected with a widespread CDL test-taking fraud scheme was sentenced by New York District Court to 28 months in prison and three years of supervised release.
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