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
Driver detention is a major cause of concern because of the cascading bad effects that come from severe delays. Anecdotal reports indicate that there has been some progress made in battling detention.
October 29, 2019
More than 93 million Americans now live where marijuana is legal for recreational use – what's a safety-sensitive industry like trucking to do? The American Trucking Associations has endorsed a new set of policies to address the issues.
October 8, 2019
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
Human touch is far more profound and connected to our mental and physical well-being than most of us think or realize.
October 3, 2019
Starting January 2020, fleets that employ commercially licensed drivers will be required to use the FMCSA's new Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. What will be required and when? How much will it cost? HDT answers these and other questions.
September 17, 2019
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
A new J.D. Power survey finds car buyer demand for semi-autonomous safety technology is threatened by overbearing alerts that are causing many to disable their systems, increasing the risk of a collision.
August 28, 2019
Scott Woodrome, a FedEx Freight driver with 25 years in the industry, was named Grand Champion of the American Trucking Associations' 2019 National Truck Driving Championships, his second consecutive win.
August 19, 2019
IIHS is urging FMCSA to use caution before any expansion of its pilot program allowing truck drivers under 21 to participate in interstate commerce.
July 19, 2019
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
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
How do we keep drivers from driving too fast through curves or descending mountain slopes? By showing them precisely how fast they should be driving. A new app called Road-Aware can do just that.
June 27, 2019
A safety-focused group of trucking and logistics companies has released the results of what it calls a first-of-its-kind study showing “compelling evidence that thousands of habitual drug users are skirting a system designed to prohibit drug use in transportation.”
June 12, 2019
Amid national trends such as the rapid rise of marijuana legalization and a continuing opioid abuse crisis, trucking faces some disturbing trends of its own. Part one of HDT's Trucking Under the Influence Series.
June 10, 2019