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How Nice Cabs Can Affect Driver Satisfaction

It’s all about making the best of 50 square feet of living space.

Whatever the reason for their discontent, the driver turnover rate for 2014 wound up at over 95%. Perhaps a newer, better mattress would help them sleep better at night or an on-board satellite TV system or a more comfortable seat?

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Walcott Truckers Jamboree

Walcott Truckers Jamboree

During the three days of the Walcott Truckers Jamboree, guests enjoyed over 150 exhibits: a truck beauty contest with 67 entries, an antique truck display with over 150 vehicles, a cookout featuring delicious Iowa pork chops, Trucker Olympics, Carnival Games and free musical concerts. Photos courtesy of Iowa 80 Truckstop

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Can Autonomous Trucks Solve the Driver Shortage?

Being able to do other things while in autonomous mode could make the job more productive and...

One thing the developers of autonomous technologies have emphasized is that they are not a “driverless truck.” So how can they help with the driver shortage? Part 7 in HDT's Driver Dilemma series on the driver shortage.

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Classic Style. Classic Comfort?

Not many luxuries in this 1963 Hayes COE. With a 6V-72 Detroit and a 4x3 transmission, the...

While some veteran drivers might jump at the chance, you'd likely have a hard time getting one of today's 20-something drivers into an '80s-vintage or earlier truck. Check out these photos highlighting some of the cab interiors that preceded the luxury yachts we call over the road trucks today.

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Latest Additions Kenworth's Class 8 Lineup

The Icon 900 with its traditional paint scheme. Photo by Jim Park

In mid-May, Kenworth held an Editor Ride & Drive even at its Chillicothe, Ohio manufacturing facility. These photos represent some of the latest additions to the lineup, including the Icon 900, The T800 mid-roof sleeper and the T680 mid-roof sleeper.

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Got Questions? ELDs and Telematics

Scott Sutarik is the Business Development, OEM Sales Manager at Geotab Inc. He...

Business Development, OEM Sales Manager

Scott Sutarik from Geotab

Business Development, OEM Sales Manager

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Got Questions? Sleeper Cab Power Experts

Steve Carlson is the Xantrex OEM and fleet manager. Steve has over 20 years of...

Xantrex OEM and Fleet Manager

Steve Carlson from Xantrex

Xantrex OEM and Fleet Manager

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Training for the Long Haul

Maverick last year completed a $4 million expansion of its training center. Photo: Maverick...

Start with the basics when training drivers – but it may pay to look back to bring them ahead. Part 5 in HDT's Driver Dilemma series on the driver shortage.

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Convoy Raises Funds for Make-A-Wish

Approximately 100 Make-A-Wish children rode along with truckers in the convoy this year.

It was the most beneficial traffic jam of the year. A convoy of 380 trucks rolled through central Pennsylvania on Mother’s Day, raising more than $300,000 for the Philadelphia, Northern Delaware & Susquehanna Valley chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Photos courtesy of RoadPro.

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4 Ways Technology Can Improve Fleet Operations

Henry Popplewell of SkyBitz and Chris Smallwood of U.S. Xpress shared details on the fleet's...

Information technology permeates all parts of a successful trucking fleet's operations today, and sessions at ALK's Transportation Technology Summit last week showcased technology used in trailer detention management, in-cab navigation, in-cab video and driver hiring.