Fleets and industry groups are changing tactics to find the people they need to maintain and repair their trucks.
Reporting on the trucking industry was eventful in 2018, and it looks to get even more exciting in 2019. HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge shares her predictions for where we're going with drivers, regulations, technology and more.
Figuring out how to lower fleet insurance costs is not rocket science. What it takes is critical and analytical thinking to identify what’s driving up costs and what actions will help bring them under control.
Active steering will be the next addition to advanced driver assistance systems. Trucks can now steer themselves, but they are not ready to take over just yet.
Drive axles for battery-electric vehicles will feature integrated motors. This eliminates the drivetrain, creates room for batteries, and puts the axle maker in charge of powering the vehicle.
For many years, people in the heavy-duty collision repair industry were a part of the larger automotive collision repair industry. But trucks aren’t cars.
How one Kentucky fleet leveraged new technology to boost safety and driver pay.
Wheel bearing adjustment can be a finicky process with uncertain results unless procedures are followed to the letter. There are simpler and less time-consuming ways to achieve better results.
We have seen some compelling but anecdotal evidence suggesting that wheel-end tightness can affect fuel economy — sometimes significantly.
Fleets are realizing that safer trailers and truck bodies mean reduced operating costs and enhanced productivity. And OEs and suppliers are responding to that call.
Technology is rapidly changing the industry, and media coverage of cool future-looking trends such as electric and autonomous trucks can only help improve the image of trucking among young people looking for a career.