Fleet Innovators

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March 31, 2016

Video: 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show Fleet Forum

The Fleet Forum at this year's Mid-America Trucking Show was produced and hosted by Heavy Duty Trucking and Fleet Owner. As part of that full afternoon program, HDT's 2016 Truck Fleet Innovators were presented with awards and participated in a panel discussion. Other sessions covered the connected truck and making sense of confusing economic numbers.

March 30, 2016

It's All About People Power for HDT's Truck Fleet Innovators

LOUISVILLE, KY — When you think of innovation, you may automatically think of technology. But a panel of HDT’s Truck Fleet Innovators Wednesday revealed that in many cases, it’s really all about people.

March 9, 2016

Mid-America Trucking Show Kicks Off End of March

The Mid-America Trucking Show will be held from March 31-April 2, at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky., with several new features this year even as truck makers skip this year's show.

April 1, 2013

2013 HDT Truck Fleet Innovators Talk Drivers, Equipment, More

Each year, HDT honors the industry's most innovative truck fleet leaders with its Truck Fleet Innovator Award. Winners are profiled in the magazine, honored during a special event in conjunction with the Mid-America Trucking Show and become a valued resource for HDT's editors.

March 13, 2013

HDT Truck Fleet Innovators to Speak at MATS Fleet Forum

Heavy Duty Trucking has named its Truck Fleet Innovators for 2013. These four industry leaders will be honored and featured in a panel discussion during the Fleet Forum educational event next Wednesday, March 20, in Louisville, Ky.

January 28, 2013

Nussbaum Transportation Uses 6x2s for Fuel Efficiency

Phil Braker, VP of operations at Illinois-based Nussbaum Transportation and an HDT Truck Fleet Innovator, gives an overview of his company's innovative use of 6x2 specs to help save fuel.

October 17, 2012

Nominations Open for HDT Truck Fleet Innovators

Heavy Duty Trucking editors are now accepting nominations for 2013 HDT Truck Fleet Innovators

September 26, 2012

Treating Drivers Right Keeps Nussbaum Turnover Low

How does a trucking company with a 500-plus-mile average length of haul keep its driver turnover down around 30% when the industry average is over 100%

March 26, 2012

Truck Fleet Innovators Tackle Fuel Economy

A combination of driver training and monitoring with careful attention to truck specs and being willing to try unconventional technology all contribute to fuel savings for HDT's 2012 Truck Fleet Innovators

March 16, 2012

2012 Truck Fleet Innovators: Bill Malone -- Investing in alternative fuels

For Bill Malone, president of Enviro Express, trucking was a way to fulfill his goal of being an entrepreneur

March 16, 2012

2012 Truck Fleet Innovators: Mike Jeffress - Setting Maintenance Trends

When asked about himself, Mike Jeffress claims it's "a pretty short story," but just about anyone who knows him would disagree

March 16, 2012

2012 Truck Fleet Innovators: John Fershtand -- Making It All Add Up

John Fershtand, director of fleet operations and energy management for Ben E. Keith Foods, is a math whiz who loves anything on wheels.

March 16, 2012

2012 Truck Fleet Innovators: Phil Braker -- Setting New Ideas in Motion

Nussbaum Transportation's very company motto signals its approach to innovation: "Setting new ideas in motion.

October 11, 2011

HDT's 2011 Truck Fleet Innovators Talk About Sustainability

HDT's 2011 Truck Fleet Innovators were honored for their industry leadership in areas such as driver safety, logistics and maintenanc

October 11, 2011

HDT's 2011 Truck Fleet Innovators Weigh In on Fuel Economy

No silver bullet "Fuel economy is one of our top priorities,

October 11, 2011

2011 Truck Fleet Innovators on the Driver Shortage

If you bring up the challenges of carriers today with any fleet manager, the topic of driver shortage is almost certain to come up

May 2, 2011

2011 Truck Fleet Innovators - Making Sure It Works

All trucking is competitive, but the corner occupied by Cardinal Logistics Management Corp. is particularly tough

May 2, 2011

2011 Truck Fleet Innovators: Practical Trucking, Predictive Modeling

C.R. England has always been a company that relies on the practical solution. Back in the 1940s, mechanical refrigeration was new and unreliable, so England cooled its trailers by blowing air across a pile of ice with a belt-driven fan.

May 2, 2011

2011 Truck Fleet Innovators: The Efficient Shop

Sometimes, innovation is in the details. Take Terry Clouser's invention to help technicians save time and effort when checking to make sure all the lights on the front of the truck work: a mirror.

May 2, 2011

Innovators talk about regulations, technology and drivers

At a time when industry analysts are predicting the worst driver shortage trucking has ever seen, thanks in large part due to the unprecedented shifting regulatory environment, some of trucking's most innovative leaders are embracing some of those changes but doing battle on other fronts



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