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.
By adding Kinedyne’s new Kin-Slider curtain side system to its glass delivery trucks, Dearco Glass Paint & Decorating made deliveries more efficient, kept its product clean, and made its drivers’ days a little easier.
For some fleets, the upfront price of trailer suspensions is the most important spec, but for fleets looking longer term, it’s worth looking into the latest tech.
The National Transportation Safety Board would like to see video event recorders in every commercial vehicle to help with crash investigations and improve driver safety.