HDT Executive Editor David Cullen takes you inside the exhibit hall of the Transportation Research Board's 99th Annual Meeting. TRB works to advance all modes of transportation, including improving highways to make freight movements by truck safer and more efficient.
January 16, 2020
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will launch a study of factors that contribute to highway crashes involving large trucks. Driving the study is concern over the rising number of fatalities incurred in truck crashes.
January 15, 2020
What's in store for trucking from the regulators in Washington, D.C., this year? Executive Editor David Cullen says the government wheels move slowly, but hours-of-service is among those to watch in 2020.
January 11, 2020
Sometimes an ending is a beginning. Is a single failed drug test or alcohol screening enough reason to terminate an otherwise valued truck driver as a “lifestyle” drug user or "unsalvageable" alcoholic who must never drive a truck again?
December 12, 2019
Product developments released by Bendix ranged from air dryers and advanced safety systems to diagnostic tools and a new technology to sense pad wear in air disc brakes.
October 30, 2019
Ray Martinez, Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Administration, will be leaving his agency post by the end of this month to take on a different position within the Department of Transportation.
October 10, 2019
Lisa Gonnerman, vice president of safety and security for Transport America, detailed what the transition from AOBRDs to ELDs entailed for the Eagan, Minnesota-based carrier.
October 8, 2019
Recommendations have been issued on how to help prevent vertical-clearance “bridge hits,” like the one by a truck that caused the Skagit River bridge collapse in Washington State back in 2013.
October 3, 2019
Solid support is growing from trucking lobbies in favor of a new bipartisan Senate bill that would require all new Class 7 and Class 8 trucks to be equipped with speed-limiting devices set to a maximum speed of 65 mph.
July 10, 2019
A bipartisan bill would require all new Class 7 and Class 8 trucks to be equipped with speed-limiting devices that must be set to a maximum speed of 65 mph and be used whenever in operation.
June 28, 2019
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are seeking public comment on matters related to rolling out autonomous-driving systems.
May 22, 2019
To transport food compliantly, fleets must adopt certain best practices and consider adding advanced technology.
April 22, 2019
Data from ELD-compliant operators is already informing the FMCSA's plan to propose changes to the hours-of-service rule, stated agency chief Ray Martinez in his upbeat address to members of the Truckload Carriers Association.
March 12, 2019
Eight of the ten issues listed in the NTSB's Most Wanted List of transportation safety improvements touch on the trucking industry is one way or another.
February 4, 2019
Cathy Gautreaux, deputy administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Administration, is one of nine Department of Transportation officials who are either switching to a new sub-agency position or leaving DOT altogether.
January 10, 2019