April 1, 2013
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
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
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
Heavy Duty Trucking editors are now accepting nominations for 2013 HDT Truck Fleet Innovators
September 26, 2012
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
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
For Bill Malone, president of Enviro Express, trucking was a way to fulfill his goal of being an entrepreneur
When asked about himself, Mike Jeffress claims it's "a pretty short story," but just about anyone who knows him would disagree
John Fershtand, director of fleet operations and energy management for Ben E. Keith Foods, is a math whiz who loves anything on wheels.
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 were honored for their industry leadership in areas such as driver safety, logistics and maintenanc
No silver bullet
"Fuel economy is one of our top priorities,
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
All trucking is competitive, but the corner occupied by Cardinal Logistics Management Corp. is particularly tough
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.
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.
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
March 30, 2011
On this page you'll find links to articles about some extraordinary trucking industry leaders, the winners of Heavy Duty Trucking's annual Truck Fleet Innovator awards.
November 3, 2010
Heavy Duty Trucking's 2010 Truck Fleet Innovators talk about what their companies are doing to help the environment and their bottom line.
September 30, 2010
Heavy Duty Trucking's 2010 Truck Fleet Innovators offer their viewpoints on the coming capacity crunch and driver shortage.
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