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January 9, 2015

Compact Van Segment Grows 28 Percent

Ford's Transit Connect paced a 28 percent increase in sales of compact vans in 2014 in a segment that saw the introduction of one new model with a second model debuting in early 2015.

December 12, 2014

15 Things to Watch For in 2015 (And Beyond)

A lot is changing in the trucking industry right now – technology, demographics, manufacturing, regulations and more. How will these changes affect your business? We’ve come up with 15 trends you should watch next year and beyond.

October 9, 2014

Freight Market Getting Tighter

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index increased to 9.10 in August, an upward trend that reflects a tight capacity situation for the freight market.

March 27, 2014

Severe Weather Chills January Freight Flow

Freight transportation levels in the U.S. and Canada fell 3.4% in January compared to January of the prior year due to severe weather, according to federal data.

December 27, 2012

Top 10 Most-Viewed Trucking Stories of 2012

The most-viewed stories on for 2012 were heavy on news from Washington, D.C., whether from the FMCSA or the halls of Congress, as well as from Lisle, Ill., where Navistar International is headquartered

November 13, 2012

We're not the only industry facing a recruiting and training crisis

It's a job once viewed as glamorous, but these days, not so much. It involves a lot of time away from home. And it takes a lot of time and money to get the needed training to get a license and a job -- but the pay's not all that great.

October 5, 2012

Futuristic "road train" from MAN and Krone Trailer could save 25% in fuel

The huge IAA commercial truck show in Hanover, Germany, late last month included this eye magnet, the "aerodynamically optimized road train" from MAN and Krone, both prominent vehicle builders in Europe

September 10, 2012

Follow-up: Preventing over-inflation due to heat

In July's "Trailer Trends" article, we mentioned Hendrickson's new TireMaax Pro automatic tire inflation system, but did not do a good job of explaining it.

September 5, 2012

What Could Reshape the Industry in the Next Decade?

What's going to change the industry next? Government regulation? Near-shoring? E-commerce

August 1, 2012

How many drivers do we really need?

Do we really have a shortage of truck drivers in this country or are we simply adding up the empty seats across the land and calling that under-utilized capacity a driver short-age

July 3, 2012

Testimonials aren't new, but they're still convincing

ATDynamics in South San Francisco, Calif., is among the most active makers of trailer aerodynamic improvers, both in designing and selling its products and in promoting them via the media. Its website,, now includes testimonials from happy customers, including a Canadian featured below.

May 16, 2012

Trailer-mounted fueling station lets customers ease into LNG

Let's say you and your boss want to go "green" by trying out some natural gas-fueled trucks or tractors that you're getting on loan or lease, but you want to fuel them at your terminal, where diesel fuel islands already are

April 25, 2012

Hardwood forests are healthy and growing in Appalachia, trade group says

"Save a tree," environmentalists preach. That's not an option when you're building anything with wood, like a hardwood-composite floor for a van trailer.

March 26, 2012

Trends from Mid-America: Natural gas

Nearly every press conference and presentation at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., last week seemed to mention natural gas

March 26, 2012

Trends from Mid-America: 6x2s

A drive axle configuration that is common in Europe is getting more attention on this side of the pond: the 6x2

March 26, 2012

Trends from Mid-America: Vertical integration

Now that I've been back from Louisville for a few days and have had a little time to digest the whirlwind of press conferences and the feast of displays

January 23, 2012

Tracking trends with HDT's Top 20

Each year, Heavy Duty Trucking's editors pore through the pages of the last 12 months of product announcements we've run in the magazine and click through the pages of, in search of the most innovative, significant and useful equipment and other items to honor as our Top 20

January 9, 2012

Trucking down the glass highway

Glass highway? Does that have something to do with electronic dashboards, as in the Glass Cockpit concept in modern aircraft? Nope, we're talking about roadways made of glass. But you're not far off on the electronic angle

November 28, 2011

Visions of the Future

I grew up reading a lot of sci-fi, so I"m intrigued by portrayals of futuristic trucks and transportation

November 13, 2011

Automotive assembly with nothing to hide

An automotive assembly plant with oak hardwood floors transparent glass walls? There's such a place, and it's where Volkswagon builds its luxury Phaeton model. It's located in the heart of Dresden, Germany, and it fits in like a luxury hotel

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