The California Air Resources Board wants to accelerate zero-emissions vehicle technology in the next 10 years through regulation. But OEMs and fleets have concerns about the viability of new technology in large-scale use.
The California Trucking Association and two California-based owner-operators filed a lawsuit challenging the "ABC" employment test mandated by the state's new independent contractor law, which the group says threatens the livelihood of independent truck drivers and is pre-empted by federal law.
Time is money in the trucking business. Yet, with carriers, shippers and brokers agreeing that detention is a problem, solving the issue is a delicate balancing act – with no side willing to take full blame.
The North American Commercial Vehicle Show is embarking on the second installment of the every-other-year business-to-business trucking industry expo. This year’s event is expected to be bigger and more insight filled than than the last, organizers tell HDT.
A long time hazmat truck driver was using CBD oil for pain management and thought that it contained no THC. But when he tested positive for high levels of THC in his next drug test, he lost his job of 10 years.
After a year of tremendous sales and success, the trailer market is looking at a period of declining demand. However, the downturn could also signal a time for significant change.
Two proposed bills in the House of Representatives aim to reduce harm caused by large truck crashes by updating the minimum insurance requirements for carriers and requiring automatic emergency braking to be standard on large commercial vehicles.
Recent economic reports from trucking industry analysts show a decline in the freight market in the near term, but it could stabilize in the long term.
Trailer orders continued to slide in May as OEMs catch up on building orders from last year. But with few signs that ordering will pick up again this year and a slowing economy, could it mean lower prices for fleets in the future?
Testifying before a House subcommittee, several trucking stakeholder groups made a case for the importance of trucking to the U.S. economy and offered plans on how to improve it, from infrastructure funding to safety regulations.
While other fleets have increased driver pay in an attempt to curb high turnover rates, Roadmaster Group decided to focus on making pay more predictable.
For fleets, the availability and viability of electric trucks is still a mystery. Even for early adopters with an interest, the options are few and the realities are unknown.
An alarming report on the state of the nation’s bridges shows that over 47,000 bridges in the United States are rated structurally deficient and in need of urgent repairs.
A recent bill proposed by California State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) lays out an even more aggressive plan for emissions reduction in the state and puts the transportation sector squarely in its crosshairs.
Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings has agreed to a settlement in a class action lawsuit involving roughly 20,000 drivers over claims that the drivers were improperly classified as independent drivers.