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5 Ways Truckers Can Enjoy Holidays on the Road

Photo of Coca-Cola truck lit up in the holiday spirit courtesy of Wiki Commons: Stengaard

No one likes to spend the holidays at work, let alone on the road, far from family and friends. But, that’s the fate of many truck drivers. It’s hard, no doubt about it, but there are things drivers can do to make these mobile holidays easier for themselves and their families.

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70 Answers to Top ELD Questions

70 Answers to Top ELD Questions

The ELD mandate has led to a lot of questions for fleets, with the government continuing to clarify and tweak the regulation weekly. We’ve endeavored to find answers to the most common questions that arise, starting with the basics.

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Focus On... Volvo VNL Cab and Sleeper [Video]

Focus On... Volvo VNL Cab and Sleeper [Video]

It’s all about drivers these days. Many of the latest trucks have emphasized driver comfort and convenience and the Volvo VNL is no exception. In this latest Focus On video, Equipment Editor Jim Park checks out the new features of the VNL cab and sleeper.

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Pit Stop at Old Car City USA Part 3

An old Pontiac Tempest waits patiently in an old shed. Photo: Christina Hamner

During a recent International LoneStar test drive, senior editor Jack Roberts and his photographer, Christina Hamner, stopped off at Old Car City USA, in White Georgia, to see how nature is slowly reclaiming this 70 year old junk yard.

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Trucking Legends Offer Insight Into Surviving Disruption

A panel discussion of four "Industry Legends" at ATA MC&E. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Trucking may be facing a level of “disruption” not seen since trucking deregulation in 1980, said four “trucking legends” who went through it – but basic business concepts and treating drivers right will likely help trucking companies survive, according to a panel discussion at the American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition.

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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

http://hdtruck.xantrex.com/?utm_source=HDT&utm_medium=gotquestions&utm_campaign=onhwy

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Quick Spin: International's Refreshed LoneStar

Internationl demonstrates that technology and style needn't be at odds with its revamped...

International has revamped its stand-out LoneStar highway tractor with a perfect blend of modern amenities and Old School style. HDT's Jack Roberts got a sneak peek, and here are his first on-the-road impressions.

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Commentary: Can Autonomous Trucks Help You Attract Fresh Talent?

We tend to shake our heads and roll our eyes at the breathless coverage in the mainstream and tech media about “driverless trucks”. But there’s one good thing about all this coverage: It’s helping to make trucking look “cool”, says Editor In Chief Deborah Lockridge in her September editorial.

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Quick Spin: ZF’s Reax Electronic Steering System

A single index finger was all that was needed to whip this Peterbilt through a Figure-8 course...

ZF's Reax is a smart, electronic control system that takes input data from various sensors around the vehicle, including the driver, and either loosens, or tightens steering response based on what the truck is doing and what the driver needs in terms of steering inputs to do it safely.

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On the Spot: ZF's Reax Electronic Steering [Video]

On the Spot: ZF's Reax Electronic Steering [Video]

ZF is bringing its Reax electronic steering system to the North American commercial vehicle market, offering benefits in safety and driver experience and another step toward autonomous trucks. The company demonstrated the system for the press recently and HDT Senior Editor Jack Roberts has this report.