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.
August 18, 2010
Heavy Duty Trucking's 2010 Truck Fleet Innovators offer their viewpoints on the FMCSA's new enforcement program.
August 11, 2010
Last month, we introduced you to our 2010 Truck Fleet Innovators. Throughout the year, we'll be sharing their insights on various issues important to the industry. This month, our innovators talk about how they make their companies a good fleet to drive for.
July 21, 2010
This month, Heavy Duty Trucking's 2010 Truck Fleet Innovators offer their viewpoints on congestion and infrastructure investment.
June 23, 2010
This month, Heavy Duty Trucking's 2010 Truck Fleet Innovators offer their viewpoints on how equipment and technology can improve safety.
May 18, 2010
This month, Heavy Duty Trucking's 2010 Truck Fleet Innovators offer their viewpoints on and experiences with electronic logs.
March 22, 2010
As a child, Tom Voelkel's parents instilled in him a strong work ethic. The current president and chief operating officer of Dupre Logistics got his first job, cutting grass, at age 8
Jim Mickey insists he's not doing anything innovative. Trucking, he says, is a simple business: You show up on time and do a good job
March 19, 2010
When Jim Burg bought his first truck in 1984, he thought he was embarking on a lifelong career as a single-truck owner-operator
When Ben Bauman thinks about the accomplishment he is most proud of, he thinks about helping and supporting his son, who won two gold medals in the world championship of Taekwondo at the age of 16
In February 2001, when FedEx Freight was first established through a series of acquisitions, including Viking Freight, the less-than-truckload sector was still trying to differentiate itself from the rest of the trucking industry
May 26, 2009
Like many of HDT's Truck Fleet Innovators, Jacquelyn Barretta followed in her father's footsteps - but it was into the world of information technology, or IT, rather than trucking
We are in the "Mother of all Recessions," Kevin Knight agrees, but he's optimistic. His company, Phoenix-based Knight Transportation, was conceived and bred to succeed in the toughest of times
Dart Transit is largely responsible for two innovations that are key parts of today's truckload industry: 53-foot trailers and the use of independent contractors as drivers
'I have long advocated for the industry to better prepare itself to deal with change, and one way to do so is to better anticipate the challenges ahead.
You could make the argument that W.T. "Tobin" Cassels III is not exactly an innovator, since his role model goes back more than 2,000 years. As the third-generation leader of Southeastern Freight Lines
When he climbed into his truck in 1959 to deliver his first load, a dumper full of coal, Don Bowman did not envision the large, successful truckload enterprise that D.M. Bowman Inc. would become over the next 50 years.
March 1, 2008
Six Outstanding trucking executives are recognized with Heavy Duty trucking's annual truck Fleet Innovators awards.
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