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Closing The Gap: Legislatures Urged to Address Truck Platooning Laws
Peloton Scores a Platooning Point

Peloton Scores a Platooning Point

In Josh Switkes’ view, it's way too premature to write truck platooning off as a dead end technology. And HDT Senior Editor Jack Roberts agrees with that point.

July 19, 2019

Peloton Announces Level 4 Driverless Truck Platooning System
Test Your Tires Like a Pro

Test Your Tires Like a Pro

You don’t have to have big-fleet money, manpower and machines to obtain useful tire test results. Time, patience, and discipline can give even small fleets excellent tire performance data.

July 12, 2019

How to Use Facebook to Retain Drivers

How to Use Facebook to Retain Drivers

Driving a truck can be a lonely, stressful job. But no driver has to be completely isolated in the age of social media. Facebook, in particular, can be a powerful tool in making drivers feel like they’re part of a team and connected to family and friends even on the road.

July 12, 2019

A Day at the Races with Mack Trucks [Photos]
On the Spot: Why a West Coast Racing Team Depends on Mack Anthems [Video]
Mack Trucks Looks to Raise Profile on West Coast

Mack Trucks Looks to Raise Profile on West Coast

Mack commands a strong presence in the Class 8 market east of the Mississippi, but it's working to grow its market share on the West Coast. HDT editors got to meet two very different customers.

July 11, 2019

Core Competencies Matter Even in Times of Expansion

Core Competencies Matter Even in Times of Expansion

Moving into new markets makes good business sense right now. But expansion could cause fleets to neglect their core competencies something even successful companies like Apple and Amazon have trouble with. Blog commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts.

July 8, 2019

Let’s Put our Wounded Warriors Behind the Wheel
Dealing With the Dark Side of Social Media

Dealing With the Dark Side of Social Media

Many executives fear social media because of the damage an irate poster can inflict. But if handled properly, even bad posts can be a good thing for your fleet. (Part of a three-part series on how fleets can use Facebook to recruit and retain drivers.)

July 3, 2019

Q&A: Real-Time Tracking with Atomic Clocks – LocatorX's Fletcher
Knights of the Highway

Knights of the Highway

One upon a time, it was a standard fleet practice for truck drivers to stop and render aid to stranded motorists. And that memory still lingers in our collective consciousness, Jack Roberts notes in his Truck Tech blog.

June 28, 2019

How to Recruit Drivers Through Facebook

How to Recruit Drivers Through Facebook

Smart fleets are using Facebook to expand their talent pool for new drivers and keep the ones they have. First in a three-part series with tips on how to use Facebook to recruit and retain drivers, as well as dealing with the negative aspects that come along with a vibrant social media presence.

June 27, 2019

How A Frankenstein Truck Averages Over 9 MPG