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Is California Actually Ready for Electric Commercial Trucks?

Is California Actually Ready for Electric Commercial Trucks?

The California Air Resources Board wants to accelerate zero-emissions vehicle technology in the next 10 years through regulation. But OEMs and fleets have concerns about the viability of new technology in large-scale use.

November 22, 2019

Trucking Group Challenges California Independent Contractor Law

Trucking Group Challenges California Independent Contractor Law

The California Trucking Association and two California-based owner-operators filed a lawsuit challenging the "ABC" employment test mandated by the state's new independent contractor law, which the group says threatens the livelihood of independent truck drivers and is pre-empted by federal law.

November 13, 2019

Driver Detention Remains a Balancing Act, Study Finds

Driver Detention Remains a Balancing Act, Study Finds

Time is money in the trucking business. Yet, with carriers, shippers and brokers agreeing that detention is a problem, solving the issue is a delicate balancing act – with no side willing to take full blame.

November 8, 2019

What to Expect from This Year’s NACV Show

What to Expect from This Year’s NACV Show

The North American Commercial Vehicle Show is embarking on the second installment of the every-other-year business-to-business trucking industry expo. This year’s event is expected to be bigger and more insight filled than than the last, organizers tell HDT.

October 24, 2019

CBD Use Cost This Truck Driver His Job

CBD Use Cost This Truck Driver His Job

A long time hazmat truck driver was using CBD oil for pain management and thought that it contained no THC. But when he tested positive for high levels of THC in his next drug test, he lost his job of 10 years.

October 16, 2019

2019 Trailer Update: Ebbs and Flows of the Trailer Market
Proposed Bills Would Update Insurance Minimums and Mandate Automatic Braking on Trucks
Is Trucking in the Midst of a Freight Recession?
Trailer Orders Continue to Slide as OEMs Catch Up on Production
Trucking Groups Take Their Priorities to House Transportation Committee
Reducing Pay Volatility Helps Fleet Keep Quality Drivers
Electric Trucks Take Center Stage in Alt-Fuel Discussion
1,100 Miles of Bridges in Desperate Need of Repair
Proposed California Bill Aims to Ditch Diesel by 2050

Proposed California Bill Aims to Ditch Diesel by 2050

A recent bill proposed by California State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) lays out an even more aggressive plan for emissions reduction in the state and puts the transportation sector squarely in its crosshairs.

March 15, 2019

Knight-Swift Agrees to $100 Million Settlement in Misclassification Lawsuit