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Commentary: Can Autonomous Trucks Help You Attract Fresh Talent?

Commentary: Can Autonomous Trucks Help You Attract Fresh Talent?

We tend to shake our heads and roll our eyes at the breathless coverage in the mainstream and tech media about “driverless trucks”. But there’s one good thing about all this coverage: It’s helping to make trucking look “cool”, says Editor In Chief Deborah Lockridge in her September editorial.

September 15, 2017

Moving From Paper to ELDs Saves Time for Midwest Carrier

Moving From Paper to ELDs Saves Time for Midwest Carrier

Moving from paper to electronic hours of service tracking has made it easier for everyone from drivers to dispatchers to operations at R&M Trucking, which has terminals in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas.

October 11, 2017

Commentary: A Whirlwind of Last-Minute ELD Preparations

New Defense System Addresses Defensive Driver Training

While the concept of defensive driving has been around for 50 years, in-cab driver training company Instructional Technologies Inc., makers of Pro-Tread, have developed an update to apply the concept to modern roads, trucks and drivers.

October 31, 2017

Commentary: 5 Takeaways From 2017

Commentary: 5 Takeaways From 2017

One of the reasons HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge enjoys covering trucking is because there’s always something new to write about. Here are her top 5 takeaways from the changing trucking landscape in 2017.

December 14, 2017

Mack, Meet Mack: NFL's Khalil Mack Builds Excitement for New Truck

Mack, Meet Mack: NFL's Khalil Mack Builds Excitement for New Truck

How many times have you heard someone compare a football player to a Mack truck? It seems inevitable that at some point Mack’s marketing team would think about teaming up with a football player. And when the football player also is named Mack? Well, how can you resist that? Deborah Lockridge has more in her All That's Trucking blog.

July 21, 2017

New Connectivity, Analytics Options Coming for Detroit-Powered Trucks

New Connectivity, Analytics Options Coming for Detroit-Powered Trucks

Fleets of all sizes that are running Detroit powertrains are about to get access to several new tools that will make it easier to analyze the vast amount of data available from the truck – including not only engine fault code data, but also fuel efficiency and safety data.

July 27, 2017

GHG Rule Review Pleases Trailer Makers, Concerns Some Stakeholders
Is White House Considering Fuel Tax Increase for Infrastructure?
New FMCSA Deputy Administrator Outlines Agency Priorities

New FMCSA Deputy Administrator Outlines Agency Priorities

BIRMINGHAM – On her third day on the job, the new number-two at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration outlined the priorities of the agency under the Trump administration, including ELD implementation, deregulation, infrastructure investment, autonomous vehicles, and fighting human trafficking.

November 15, 2017

Meritor Looks to Electrified Future

Meritor Looks to Electrified Future

Meritor, in the midst of a three-year push to unveil 20 significant new products as part of its growth strategy, is also looking to a not-so-distant future where electrification will be a major factor in commercial trucks.

August 10, 2017

UPS Head: Don’t Let Fear of Unknown Hold Back Future Excellence

UPS Head: Don’t Let Fear of Unknown Hold Back Future Excellence

Sitting still and worrying about all the new technology coming at us is not an option, said Carlton Rose, UPS president, global fleet maintenance and engineering, at the kickoff breakfast for the ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

March 6, 2018

Digital Supply Chain Offers Greater Potential Than Electric, Autonomous Trucks
Meritor CEO Predicts Electrified Future

Meritor CEO Predicts Electrified Future

“There is a sea change in our industry with regard to electrification of the drivetrain,” said Jay Craig, CEO of Meritor, at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

September 28, 2017

Trump Administration Supports Apprenticeship Program Expansion

Trump Administration Supports Apprenticeship Program Expansion

ORLANDO – The Trump administration will make it easier for groups such as the American Trucking Associations and the trucking industry to put in place apprentice programs to cross the job skills gap and help address driver and technician shortages, said U.S. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta at ATA’s annual meeting.

October 23, 2017