“You hear me say it all the time – nothing we do is worth getting hurt or hurting others," said Werner CEO Derek Leathers in a new video to company associates about the importance of not letting our guard down on COVID-19. It's a message the entire industry should take to heart.
November 25, 2020
Severe bottlenecks at a number of U.S. ocean ports have prompted the Federal Maritime Commission to look into whether ocean lines’ detention, demurrage, and container policies are making the situation worse.
November 24, 2020
In what has felt a bit this year like a headlong rush toward zero-emission battery-electric and hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles, are we overlooking other potential environmental impacts?
November 20, 2020
One of the lawsuits challenging California’s controversial ABC test as it applies to the trucking industry, where it will widely disrupt the owner-operator model, suffered a setback in the California Court of Appeals.
November 19, 2020
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published an interim final rule clarifying agricultural commodity and livestock definitions in hours-of-service regulations.
November 19, 2020
The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to split up the 5.9 GHz “safety spectrum” frequency previously set aside for use in transportation for vehicle-to-everything technologies, a plan that has prompted dire warnings from departments of transportation and various transportation and safety groups.
November 18, 2020
Navistar has given its International HX Series, first introduced in 2016, a major overhaul, bringing in modern technology and driver-focused features while keeping a classic look. It believes the new severe-service truck will help it expand its presence in the construction market.
November 17, 2020
Twenty companies illustrate how trucking can take the lead in sustainability in HDT's annual Top Green Fleet awards, honoring strategies such as electric vehicle and alternative fuel adoption, fuel-saving techniques, and green facilities.
November 16, 2020
Whether you’re talking about race or ethnicity, gender or sexual identification, religion or age, having a diverse workforce is not only the right and moral thing to do, it’s also good business. A recent panel discussion explored how trucking fleets can foster diversity and inclusion.
November 12, 2020
With a severe driver shortage and a supply chain still in chaos from pandemic-induced shifts in consumer behavior, one industry observer is warning of likely hoarding as we get into the holidays. Longer term, vaccine distribution is “THE driver” for broader economy recovery and the post-2021 outlook.
November 10, 2020
The truck driver shortage is not going away. “You can either choose to accept that as reality, or you can find a new way to do things,” says Jacob Kramer, vice president of driver recruiting at Chattanooga, Tennessee-based U.S. Xpress.
November 9, 2020
California voters approved Proposition 22, agreeing with the gig economy companies that the state’s strict ABC test set forth in last year’s controversial AB5 law should not apply to drivers such as those for Uber and Lyft. What does this mean for trucking?
November 4, 2020
CIE Manufacturing says it’s ready to produce U.S.-made intermodal container chassis that will help address demand and shortages on both coasts.
November 3, 2020
Clean diesel engines and renewable fuels still have a place in the quest for sustainable transportation, despite all the excitement around electric trucks.
November 2, 2020
Daimler announced a strategic partnership with Luminar Technologies, a provider of automotive lidar hardware and software technology, to address a key enabling technology for autonomous truck operation, or what Daimler calls "highly automated" trucks.
October 30, 2020