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Six Steps to Thwart Cargo Theft
Six Steps to Thwart Cargo Theft

May 13, 2017
“Cargo theft hasn’t necessarily gotten worse lately, but there is more sophistication on the criminal side than 20 years ago when it was strictly a crime of...

Seeing Safe Driving and Self-Driving as Going Hand in Hand
Seeing Safe Driving and Self-Driving as Going Hand in Hand

May 4, 2017
An engineering expert contends that contends that autonomous driving and vehicle safety advances shouldn’t be viewed in isolation. David Cullen has more in...

OOIDA Takes ELD Rule to Supreme Court
OOIDA Takes ELD Rule to Supreme Court

April 13, 2017
The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association has flung a Hail Mary pass in its quest to overturn the electronic logging device mandate, petitioning...

Safety Schism: Truck Groups Draw Lines over ELD, Speed-Limiter Rules
Safety Schism: Truck Groups Draw Lines over ELD, Speed-Limiter Rules

April 13, 2017
A proxy war of words over how the Trump administration should approach existing and proposed truck-safety rules has erupted among some trucking and...

Knight-Swift: A Merger of Mindsets
Knight-Swift: A Merger of Mindsets

April 12, 2017
Executive Editor David Cullen says if any two companies were made for each other, Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation were. After plowing through...

Swift-Knight Merger to Create Truckload Giant
Swift-Knight Merger to Create Truckload Giant

April 10, 2017
Swift Transportation Co. and Knight Transportation Inc. announced on April 10 that they will merge via a stock swap to form a new company, Knight-Swift...

EPA Aims to Toss Away SmartWay
EPA Aims to Toss Away SmartWay

April 4, 2017
In his Passing Zone blog, HDT's David Cullen weighs in on an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to eliminate the agency's voluntary fuel-saving...

Plotting the Path from Diesel to Electric Trucks
Plotting the Path from Diesel to Electric Trucks

March 14, 2017
Alternative fuels and propulsion systems offer a compelling array of environmentally friendly powertrain options to consider, but it’s still too soon to...

Civil Engineers Issue Harsh Report on State of Infrastructure
Civil Engineers Issue Harsh Report on State of Infrastructure

March 9, 2017
The American Society of Civil Engineers has once again assigned a barely passing grade of “D+” to the nation’s overall infrastructure and an even more...

Trump: Infrastructure Plan Will Ride on Public Funds, Too
Trump: Infrastructure Plan Will Ride on Public Funds, Too

March 1, 2017
In his address to a joint session of Congress on Feb. 28, President Trump called for a $1-trillion infusion of public and private investment to repair and...