For Heavy Duty Trucking’s annual Truck Fleet Innovator awards, we look for fleet executives who are willing to change up the way they do things and who have a track record of leading their industries into new and sometimes uncharted waters.
In the face of a shrinking, aging driver population with high levels of driver turnover the trucking industry and individual carriers are looking for ways to expand the driver pool. Part 3 in HDT's Driver Dilemma series on the driver shortage.
Are you treating your drivers like employees?That may sound like an odd question. Unless you use owner-operators, of course your drivers are employees. But … do you really treat them like the rest of your employees?
For the first time in recorded history, the EPA and NHTSA are sort of your friends.
Is SmartWay verification enough to calculate the return on investing in add-on aerodynamic devices?
2014 and 2015 might be the sweet spot for aftermarket parts and service, in large part due to the average age of the truck population.
The engine is an often underused fuel-saving device. Optimizing the engine parameters of new trucks could improve fuel efficiency by 5 to 8%.
When it comes to improving fleet operations, no matter the immediate issue at hand, technology, in all its forms, is becoming the “go-to” tool.
Over the years, manufacturers have designed vehicles and components to reduce weight, and fleets have tried many of them. From their wisdom, we offer a dozen lightweighting ideas for Class 8 trucks and tractors.
Anybody can change a tire, but does your dealer make yard calls and bring some inventory along so the necessary tires can be changed on site without delay?
Remanufactured parts are a $7 billion business at retail, which has been growing slowly over the past 30 years but even with this growth, there are some misconceptions about what remanufacturing means and about the quality of reman parts.
Tank carrier Langer Transport tossed aside paper driver logs for good this January, opting to switch over to an automated hours-of-service application from Omnitracs LLC.
Truckers, shippers, brokers and third-party logistics providers have more options than ever to find trucks or loads and to do so much quicker.