HeavyDuty Trucking – Issue

September 2007

Cover Story By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor; Deborah L.
Return To Limbo

A federal court's rejection of key provisions of driver hours of service rule throws the trucking industry into a too familiar regulatory quagmire.

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Features

Security Law Requires Cargo Container Screening and Sealing

By HDT staff

A new security law says that by July 2012, all cargo containers destined for the U.S. must be scanned and sealed at a foreign port before being loaded.

New Bill Would Cut Off Funds for Cross-Border Pilot Project

By HDT staff

Opponents of the Bush administration's plan to begin long-distance trucking across the Mexican border threw another boulder onto the road recently...

ATA Pushes National Clearinghouse For Drug And Alcohol Test Results

By HDT staff

The ATA is pushing Congress and the Department of Transportation to set up a national system to identify truck drivers who have tested positive for drugs and alcohol.

Infrastructure Disaster

By HDT Staff

Minnesota bridge collapse sharpens focus on highway spending.

Long-Haul Learning

By Jim Beach

Driver training should be a never-ending process, and most fleets fully understand and acknowledge that notion.

CRASH!

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Even a non-fatal wreck can cost millions. Safety technology can save money, and lives.

Putting The Brakes On

By Deborah Lockridge, HDT editor

Brakes must work harder than ever, but your replacement brake linings may not be up to the task.

Washington Report

By HDT Staff

Minnesota Bridge Collapse Sharpens Focus On Highway Spending

Test Drives

Test Drive: Mack Pinnacle

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

The Pinnacle is Mack's latest- generation premium tractor for over-the-road fleets and owner-operators

Editorials

Saving Fuel By Remote Control

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Denver-based Intermap Technologies plans to use sophisticated mapping and GPS data to save heavy truck fuel.

Hours of Service Rollercoaster

By Deborah Whistler, Editor

Once again, "safety" advocates have thrown a monkey wrench into truck driver hours of service rules.

Congress: Skip The Bacon

By Doug Condra, President

Money that could've fixed bridges went for politicians' pet projects. It's time for sensible priorities.

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