A new rule designed to keep commercial drivers who fail drug and alcohol tests off the road is a win for trucking safety. Learn about the challenges still ahead.
October 8, 2021
Find out why National Transportation Safety Board Member Michael Graham is advocating collision-avoidance technology — and why technology alone is not enough.
August 27, 2021
Safety issues are more important to trucking fleets than ever, affecting nearly every aspect of the business. Don't miss this original data from HDT's annual fleet safety survey published in HDT's 2021 Fact Book.
August 25, 2021
The U.S. Department of Transportation included automatic emergency braking for both light- and heavy-duty vehicles on its regulatory agenda, which identifies actions the DOT plans to take during the next year and beyond.
June 14, 2021
A crash so devastating it had John Vaccaro wondering if he even wanted to continue on with the family trucking business was a wake-up call to double down on safety.
May 20, 2021
A new company plans to use data analysis to help fleets disarm nuclear verdicts before an accident even happens.
May 11, 2021
If you were hoping to get a more paperless experience with commercial driver medical certification requirements this summer, you're out of luck. Find out why rules to digitally integrate medical examiner registry data with licensing offices may be postponed.
April 22, 2021
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse has been in effect for a little over a year – but there are still some stumbling blocks fleets can run into.
March 25, 2021
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration isn’t sure when autonomous commercial trucks are coming, but its researchers are busily preparing for widespread use of the technology – including the potential impact on the workforce, the new acting administrator said.
March 11, 2021
The debate about mandating speed limiters in trucks is on again.
March 4, 2021
As the Biden administration and the new Democrat-controlled Congress have rolled up their sleeves and gotten to work, there are a number of issues related to trucking that we may see action on this year.
February 17, 2021
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the COVID-19 exception to hours of service regulations for certain pandemic-related loads to May 31.
February 16, 2021
A new deputy administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was among those the Biden administration announced in key leadership roles at the Department of Transportation.
January 25, 2021
Pete Buttigieg faced a mostly friendly Senate in his confirmation hearing for secretary of transportation Jan. 21, emphasizing a commitment to both safety and infrastructure improvement.
January 22, 2021
An appeals court recently upheld a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ruling that federal hours of service rules pre-empt the state of California’s meal and rest break rules.
January 21, 2021