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2017 HDT Fact Book: Industry
2017 HDT Fact Book: Industry 2017 HDT Fact Book: Industry
2017 HDT Fact Book: Industry 2017 HDT Fact Book: Industry

2017 HDT Fact Book: Industry

HDT’s Fourth Annual Fact Book is an overview of the trucking industry by the numbers. Each of the graphs, charts, tables, and infographics are designed to offer a snapshot of the current industry and serve as a reference guide Check out the full Fact Book in the digital edition.

1948 F-1 pickup
1918 Model TT one-ton stake bed
1935 Greyhound pickup

Ford Trucks Through the Years

Ford is celebrating 100 years of trucks on July 26, 2017. The date marks the centennial of the first Ford truck, the Model TT, offered to the public. Read more here. Photos courtesy of Ford.

Ken Marvenko (left), director of safety and driver development, Paper Transport was awarded...
Deborah Hersman, CEO of the National Safety Council, speaks during the opening keynote titled...
Abe Stephenson, fleet and administration manager at DISH Network, during his presentation on how...

2017 Fleet Safety Conference

The 2017 Fleet Safety Conference opened Tuesday with a keynote from the National Safety Council's Deborah Hersman, who also spoke on Monday at an NTSB-NSC roundtable about advanced driver assistance systems. Safety awards were given at a luncheon. The second day of the conference featured a session from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - TSA regarding security threats against transportation fleets. The conference closed with a presentation from Shell's Karen Spring about the company's mission to eliminate fleet fatalities.  Read more here. Photos by Andy Lundin and Jim Park.

Volvo Trucks North America revealed its new Volvo VNL series highway tractor, available in...
The press got a sneak peak of the new VNL the night before the official announcement went out....
The truck builds on Volvo’s established styling cues combined with dynamic new features, such as...

Volvo Next-Generation VNL Launch in Photos

Volvo Trucks North America's new Volvo VNL series highway tractor, with improved fuel economy and designed with the driver in mind, is available in several configurations, including an all-new, 70-inch sleeper. 

Grand Opening Rush Truck Centers' Denver Location
Grand Opening Rush Truck Centers' Denver Location
Grand Opening Rush Truck Centers' Denver Location

Grand Opening Rush Truck Centers' Denver Location

The official Grand Opening of Rush Truck Centers' new Denver location took place June 26. The new facility is located at 6955 E. 50th street in Commerce City CO. Directly across the street is Rush's new Ford light and medium-duty truck shop. Both sites are new from the ground up and replace existing stores in the Denver area. 

Volvo's VNR Regional Tractor in Winston-Salem, N.C
A vertical closet lives on the right-hand side with place for a microwave and even a flat-screen...
Volvo VNR 640

Volvo's VNR Regional Tractor in Winston-Salem, N.C

Volvo Trucks hosted and editor Ride & Drive event in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in early June. Senior Editor Jack Roberts and Equipment Editor Jim Park were there. Here are a few of the photos from the event.

The star of the show was the Visionary airless tire-and-wheel concept revealed by Michelin June...
Michelin CEO Jean-Dominque Senard (right) kicks off the event by declaring that the time has...
Let them bake cake: Touching up a mega dessert crafted during the event as a teamwork exercise...

Michelin's Movin' On Conference [Photos]

HDT Executive Editor David Cullen brings you inside the inaugural Michelin Movin' On Conference on sustainable mobilility. The creative and highly fluid event was held indoors and out at an industrial property reclaimed as a gallery and meeting space near downtown Montreal June 13-15, 2017. Read more about the conference in "Michelin Taking Long View of Sustainable Transportation."

Photo: Chris Brown
Before driving the FTR, an Isuzu engineer did a walkaround of the new truck, explaining...
Photo: Steven Martinez

Isuzu Pits FTR Against the Competition

At a ride-and-drive event at the Auto Club Speedway in Ontario, Calif., Isuzu Commercial Truck of America pitted its FTR with a 4-cylinder diesel engine against the competition. Read the full story here. Photos by Chris Brown and Steven Martinez.