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Commentary: Make 2015 the Year of Relationships

Commentary: Make 2015 the Year of Relationships

In the day-to-day hustle of deadlines, whether it’s a magazine article or blog, delivering freight or building trucks, it’s hard to find enough time to build and nurture relationships with friends and co-workers.

January 16, 2015

Do Sign-On Bonuses Work?

Do Sign-On Bonuses Work?

"In the second half of 2010, we had zero companies offering sign-on bonuses. We've gone from zero to nearly 50 percent of the companies offering some sort of sign-on bonus or transition pay."

May 2, 2015

Q&A: Fleet Advantage's John Flynn on Truck Leasing Past, Present and Future
Commentary: Mr. Spock Goes to Washington

Commentary: Mr. Spock Goes to Washington

Instead of doing the logical thing and raising the fuel tax, politicians have come up with just about every cockamamie scheme you can imagine.

February 18, 2015

How Important is Driver Pay?

How Important is Driver Pay?

Truck driver pay is rising at a record rate. Is it the answer to the driver shortage? The second in a series on the driver shortage. Part 2 in HDT's Driver Dilemma series on the driver shortage.

November 1, 2015

Q&A: Meritor's Chris Villavarayan

Q&A: Meritor's Chris Villavarayan

Chris Villavarayan tells HDT about his first year as president of Meritor Americas, Meritor's latest axle and tire inflation news, the global business and more.

March 9, 2015

Expanding the Driver Pool

Expanding the Driver Pool

In the face of a shrinking, aging driver population with high levels of driver turnover the trucking industry and individual carriers are looking for ways to expand the driver pool. Part 3 in HDT's Driver Dilemma series on the driver shortage.

March 1, 2015

Commentary: Would You Drive for Your Fleet?

Commentary: Would You Drive for Your Fleet?

Are you treating your drivers like employees?That may sound like an odd question. Unless you use owner-operators, of course your drivers are employees. But … do you really treat them like the rest of your employees?

March 1, 2015

How Will 3D Printing Affect Trucking?
Q&A: PeopleNet's New Trucking GM Mark Kessler
When Will We See DME-Powered Trucks?

When Will We See DME-Powered Trucks?

Although interest in alternative fuels has cooled down a bit as diesel prices have dropped, supporters of dimethyl ether, or DME, still believe the alternative fuel has a bright future.

April 10, 2015

Commentary: Glimpses of the Future in Louisville

Commentary: Glimpses of the Future in Louisville

With economists and truck makers predicting what truck sales will look like this year, hints of what products we might see announced next year, concept trucks and prototypes on display, the Mid-America Trucking Show is a glimpse of the future.

April 15, 2015

One Woman Driver's Take on the Driver Shortage

One Woman Driver's Take on the Driver Shortage

Amanda Jones has been on the road with husband Art Johansson for 13 years and driving for a little less than a year, so she's got some interesting perspectives on what fleets can do to attract and keep drivers, especially female ones.

November 1, 2015

In Search of Owner-Operators

In Search of Owner-Operators

After a difficult recession caused many to give up trucking, owner-operators are on the rise again and fleets are doing all they can to recruit and retain them. Part 4 in HDT's Driver Dilemma series on the driver shortage.

April 1, 2015

How Regulations Inspired Daimler's Autonomous Truck

How Regulations Inspired Daimler's Autonomous Truck

As it showcased its Freightliner Inspiration Truck automated truck, Daimler Trucks North America talked about sources for its inspiration -- primarily customers, but also other factors, including regulations.

May 6, 2015