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5 Ways to Coach Truck Drivers Using Telematics
Inside the Cab of an Autonomous Truck

Inside the Cab of an Autonomous Truck

Testing autonomous trucks is more complex than it seems. The men and women sitting in the left seat of the nation's burgeoning fleet of robotic trucks are often called safety drivers. Their responsibilities are far more comprehensive than just keeping the truck out of trouble.

September 3, 2020

3 Fleets on the Benefits of Hair-Testing for Drugs

3 Fleets on the Benefits of Hair-Testing for Drugs

Trucking fleets that have implemented hair testing for illegal drugs in addition to the DOT-mandated urine testing for commercial drivers say not only is it the right thing to do, but it also offers benefits that fleets might not think about.

July 29, 2020

5 Ways to Reduce Drivers’ Holiday Stress [Commentary]
A Failed Drug Test Doesn't Have to be the End of the Road for Truck Drivers
Battling Distracted Driving

Battling Distracted Driving

Accident management is challenging, and with the growing adoption of smartphones and in-vehicle technology, one way to make a big difference is by changing driver behavior.

December 10, 2019

Testing Positive for Marijuana: One Driver's Story

Testing Positive for Marijuana: One Driver's Story

What happens to a commercial driver who tests positive for marijuana? A DOT-mandated return-to-duty process is the only hope they have of keeping their career. Here's one driver's first-person story.

December 5, 2019

iGen: Appealing to a New Generation of Drivers

iGen: Appealing to a New Generation of Drivers

Between drivers retiring without enough recruits to take their place, and demand rapidly growing, the need for qualified professionals is expected to increase exponentially in the next decade. Here are some tips to attract a new generation of drivers. Learn more with our Driver Recruitment and Retention series.

November 1, 2019

The Front Lines of the Battle Against Truck Driver Detention [Commentary]
Is There a Better Way to Drug Test?

Is There a Better Way to Drug Test?

DOT-Required urine testing has known shortcomings but in an industry faced with difficulty finding and keeping qualified drivers, some worry that stricter drug-testing protocols will only make the situation worse. Part 4 of HDT's Trucking Under the Influence Series.

October 4, 2019

How Human Touch Could Improve Driver Health [Commentary]
7 Things You Need to Know About the New Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse
Digging Into Truck Driver Drug Use

Digging Into Truck Driver Drug Use

A recent study found a higher rate of drug use by prospective drivers than was previously believed to be the case. Part three of HDT's Trucking Under the Influence series on drugs and the trucking industry.

September 10, 2019

The Art & Science of Mountain Driving

The Art & Science of Mountain Driving

A truck driver can drive down a mountain 100 times too slowly, but only once too fast. An inexperienced driver on a steep grade could spell disaster unless properly trained.

July 3, 2019

Q&A: Talking ELDs with FMCSA's Top Compliance Expert

Q&A: Talking ELDs with FMCSA's Top Compliance Expert

We spoke with Joe DeLorenzo, director of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance, to get an update on how the changeover from AOBRDs to ELDs is going.

July 1, 2019