May 2015

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Competing With the Big Guys

We spoke with the top executives of several successful fleets of between 50 and 100 vehicles to learn how they compete in an era where running a trucking company is becoming more expensive, more complex and more regulated.

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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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Cameras in the Cab

Fleets can see real improvement with in-cab video systems. Photo courtesy of Lytx

Truck fleets are increasingly deploying in-cab video systems as part of their technological arsenal to increase safety and security.

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Supplementing Dump Trucks with 'Slingers'

A slinger places stone and other materials exactly where a customer wants it. The driver...

Dump trucks can do a lot of hauling and delivery work, but there’s a limit to how precisely certain loads can be placed. One alternative is the “slinger,” which adds a high-capacity conveyor-belt mechanism to a hopper body.