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Sitting Down with HDT's 2020 Truck Fleet Innovators

Sitting Down with HDT's 2020 Truck Fleet Innovators

We all know someone who is never satisfied with the way things are — who’s always tinkering, always pushing the envelope, always looking for ways to do things better, like our 2020 Truck Fleet Innovators.

April 22, 2020

Roadmaster Group: Communication Key During COVID-19

Roadmaster Group: Communication Key During COVID-19

“Our saying right now is, truckers are first responders. It doesn’t matter if it’s a disaster like a hurricane or a national emergency like this,” says John Wilbur, CEO of the Roadmaster Group, in describing his company’s efforts to support drivers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 17, 2020

COVID-19 Triggers Economic Storm for Trucking

COVID-19 Triggers Economic Storm for Trucking

The looming business and economic impact on the trucking industry from COVID-19 pandemic is “kind of like there’s a big hurricane coming in, and it’s one of the nastier storms in history. But so far you’re just seeing some waves on the shore.”

March 24, 2020

TMC: What’s in a Name? [Commentary]

TMC: What’s in a Name? [Commentary]

Once upon a time, TMC stood for The Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations. Then during an ATA reorganization in 2001, "Technology" was added to its name and mission.

March 16, 2020

Don’t Use a Cannon to Swat a Mosquito [Commentary]

Don’t Use a Cannon to Swat a Mosquito [Commentary]

Entrepreneurship is intertwined with the American Dream. In trucking, drivers may work as an independent contractor as a stepping stone on the path to running a full-fledged trucking company, or they may just prefer the independence of being an owner-operator.

February 14, 2020

How CalArk is Upping its IT Game in Last-Mile Delivery Fleet

How CalArk is Upping its IT Game in Last-Mile Delivery Fleet

A longtime dry van truckload carrier, CalArk has been growing a last-mile delivery and warehousing business – but it discovered the same computing technology that works for its line-haul business wasn't right for this new venture.

February 6, 2020

PowerFleet's Chris Wolfe on Changing the Way Fleets Manage Assets, Cargo
12 Trucking Takeaways from 2019

12 Trucking Takeaways from 2019

As we head into 2020, HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge shares her top takeaways from 2019 on the trends affecting trucking.

January 2, 2020

Cargo Visibility Better Than Ever with New Tech

Cargo Visibility Better Than Ever with New Tech

New trailer telematics systems are giving shippers, fleets and receivers real-time intelligence and actionable information on the cargo trucks carry – not only where it is, but also its condition.

December 5, 2019

Why Nussbaum Is Excited About Smart Trailers

Why Nussbaum Is Excited About Smart Trailers

Nussbaum Transportation has never shied away from innovation, but until recently, trailer tracking was limited to certain groups of trailers for particular customer accounts.

November 14, 2019

Visibility, Communication Key to Shipper-Carrier Relationships
Why Trucking Companies Need to Plan Now for a Cyber Attack
Is California Trying to Kill the Independent Contractor Model? [Commentary]
Q&A: Lidia Yan is Changing the Drayage Market

Q&A: Lidia Yan is Changing the Drayage Market

With a background in logistics and e-commerce in both the U.S. and China, Lidia Yan recognized a market need for a simpler, technology-enabled marketplace to match freight with capacity. In 2015, she founded Next, a trucker-centric freight-matching app and marketplace. Since then, she has led the company to 500% revenue growth.

September 27, 2019

A Supply Chain Geek Explains How Technology is Changing Logistics

A Supply Chain Geek Explains How Technology is Changing Logistics

There are plenty of startup companies that say they can revolutionize logistics by using technology to make it more efficient. Yet there are many within the transportation and trucking industry already doing that. One of them is Schneider.

September 6, 2019