This is the fifth year we’ve recognized some of the country’s “greenest” fleets with our Top Green Fleets award – and this year, we’ve narrowed the field and made it more competitive, honoring 25 of the most fuel-efficient, environmentally conscientious, alternative-fuel-forward fleets in the U.S.
Seriously evaluating how we pay drivers is something trucking needs to do as the industry faces a worsening shortage, suggests Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge in her November editorial.
A pilot study by Oregon State University illustrates the high economic cost of having too few safe places for commercial truck drivers to park and rest — but an indirect solution may be on the horizon. Analysis by Business Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge.
3D printing is about as big a disruptor as you’ll find in the freight-hauling world, t has the potential to wipe a lot of freight right off the map, says Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood.
Fleets have been struggling with the technician shortage for years, and it doesn’t look like there will be a silver bullet to solve the problem anytime soon. However, there are some things you can do to improve your odds of getting the technicians you need.
Diagnostic devices on the shop floor are powerful maintenance tools. But as with any new technology, fleets are still learning how to uses them in a cost-effective manner.
A host of new models and features show that 2018 will be a game-changer in terms of Class 8 truck productivity and technology.
As the trucking industry moves into the future, even the most basic components can be subject to new operational demands. Here’s how heavy-duty axle manufacturers are responding.
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.
There will be no mistaking an Anthem when you see one coming down the road. Mack has dumped the conservative Pinnacle set-back axle model in favor of this show-stopper, writes Jim Park in this Test Drive.
Kroger has rolled out video telematics to its fleet of more than 1,200 tractor-trailers, and is already seeing a significant reduction in collisions, handheld phone use, and unbelted drivers.
There’s much more to wheel installation — and many more pitfalls to taking shortcuts — than you may think. If you haven’t reviewed your wheel installation procedures lately, here’s something to think about.
Swift’s annual SwiftTech competition goes beyond pitting techs against each other in a series of trials. Learn more in the November HDT Fleet Talk.
A variety of trailers serve a growing Georgia business, but the light weight and strength of aluminum trailers allow for higher payloads for the refuse hauler.