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Speed-Limiter Bill Garners Support of Trucking Groups

Speed-Limiter Bill Garners Support of Trucking Groups

Solid support is growing from trucking lobbies in favor of a new bipartisan Senate bill that would require all new Class 7 and Class 8 trucks to be equipped with speed-limiting devices set to a maximum speed of 65 mph.

July 10, 2019

Trucking: The Indispensable Link in the Supply Chain
Lawmakers Seek to Expand Hours-of-Service Exemptions for Agricultural Commodities
VW’s IPO of Traton Truck-OEM Unit Sees Slow Start

VW’s IPO of Traton Truck-OEM Unit Sees Slow Start

The initial public offering of Traton SE, formerly known as Volkswagen Truck & Bus, did not go off with a bang. The Germany-based global truck builder slipped below its opening share price soon after being listed on the Frankfurt exchange.

July 1, 2019

Senate Bill Would Require Truck Speed Limiters Set at 65 MPH on All New Trucks
Truckers Wanted to Help Stop Pest Invasion

Truckers Wanted to Help Stop Pest Invasion

Truckers are being enlisted in a campaign to help stop the spread of a voracious invasive insect that authorities say is hitching rides on commercial vehicles.

June 27, 2019

 FMCSA Proposes Streamlining Testing Process for New Truck Drivers
Trucking Groups Seek FMCSA Rulemaking on Crash-Preventability Data
Logistics Costs Climb as Supply-Chain Capacity Tightens

Logistics Costs Climb as Supply-Chain Capacity Tightens

With much thanks to the booming economy, logistics costs incurred by U.S. businesses jumped 11.4% last year, reaching $1.64 trillion– or 8% of the $20.5 trillion gross domestic product of the entire United States in 2018.

June 18, 2019

The Sustainable Future at Michelin's Movin'On Conference [Photos]

The Sustainable Future at Michelin's Movin'On Conference [Photos]

The 2019 Movin'On Summit, a transportation technology and sustainability showcase created and fostered by Michelin, was held June 4 to 6 in Montreal. HDT Executive Editor David Cullen was on hand, getting a glimpse into what the sustainable future of transportation may hold..

June 10, 2019

6 Simple Steps to Fuel Savings for Truck Fleets

6 Simple Steps to Fuel Savings for Truck Fleets

There are more than a few ways to cut fuel costs, but there’s no one way to save that works the same for every fleet. However, there are many fuel-saving technologies and tactics that work well across many fleets.

June 6, 2019

Michelin to Deploy Einride Electric Autonomous Truck

Michelin to Deploy Einride Electric Autonomous Truck

Michelin Group will support Sweden-based startup firm Einride by deploying its autonomous and all-electric T/Pod transport truck starting next year at the tire maker’s production facilities in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

June 4, 2019

Do Grille Guards Catch Wind?

Do Grille Guards Catch Wind?

One might wonder what impact all that heavy metal stuck out in front of the highly aerodynamic profiles honed by truck makers can have on cheating the wind.

May 29, 2019

Navistar to Settle Class Actions over MaxxForce Engines

Navistar to Settle Class Actions over MaxxForce Engines

Navistar International has agreed to settle pending class action lawsuits that alleged that certain Navistar MaxxForce Advanced EGR engines are defective and that Navistar failed to disclose or correct the alleged defect.

May 29, 2019

 Daimler AG: New Structure Will Make It More Nimble and Flexible