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Tripping through TRB [Photos]

Tripping through TRB [Photos]

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

FMCSA Prepping to Study Causes of Fatal Truck Crashes

FMCSA Prepping to Study Causes of Fatal Truck Crashes

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

Regulatory Outlook 2020: Keep an Eye on Hours of Service

Regulatory Outlook 2020: Keep an Eye on Hours of Service

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

A Failed Drug Test Doesn't Have to be the End of the Road for Truck Drivers
Bendix Rolls Out Braking and Advanced Safety Products
Ray Martinez Stepping Down as FMCSA Chief

Ray Martinez Stepping Down as FMCSA Chief

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

Don’t Shortchange Training When Converting to ELDs
Industry Group Recommends How to Better Prevent Bridge Hits
Speed-Limiter Bill Garners Support of Trucking Groups

Speed-Limiter Bill Garners Support of Trucking Groups

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

Senate Bill Would Require Truck Speed Limiters Set at 65 MPH on All New Trucks
DOT Aims to Lower Barriers to Autonomous Tech for Trucks and Cars
How to Deal With the New Food Hauling Rules
FMCSA Chief Says ELD Data May Shape Agency’s HOS Changes

FMCSA Chief Says ELD Data May Shape Agency’s HOS Changes

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

NTSB's 'Most Wanted' Highlights Distracted and Impaired Driving, Truck Speed Limiters
Musical Chairs at DOT Sees FMCSA’s Gautreaux Headed to NHTSA