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A Critical Design Fault in Connected Transportation

A Critical Design Fault in Connected Transportation

We’ve all heard about hacking computerized vehicles, but the risk may be worse than you think. A hacker with only modest resources could launch a massive attack against our automotive infrastructure.

September 18, 2019

Asleep in a Tesla? Combating Complacency with Advanced Safety Systems
Short-Sighted Thinking at the FCC

Short-Sighted Thinking at the FCC

As the possibilities of connected and autonomous vehicles become clearer, the head of the Federal Communications Commission wants to pull the plug on a dedicated Wi-Fi spectrum for vehicle-to-vehicle communications.

September 6, 2019

4 Ways Driver Managers Can Help You Keep Good Drivers

4 Ways Driver Managers Can Help You Keep Good Drivers

Is the driver shortage about demographics, pay, or how drivers are treated? HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge shares some ideas for how your driver managers or dispatchers can make a difference.

August 30, 2019

 ‘Liquid Air’ Keeping the Chill in Euro Trailers
Some Sober Advice on the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

Some Sober Advice on the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's prep work for the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse includes amassing an impressive amount of informational guidance online that can be accessed at a dedicated website. Commentary by Executive Editor David Cullen.

August 22, 2019

Assessing the True Impact of Delivery Robots on Driving Jobs
Trucking: America’s Unsung Economic Ace Card

Trucking: America’s Unsung Economic Ace Card

Long-haul trucking was a key force in the great American economic boom after World War II. And it's still an important advantage for the U.S. in today's competitive global economy.

August 16, 2019

Will Truck Driver Hours-of-Service Proposal Erase Detention Progress?

Will Truck Driver Hours-of-Service Proposal Erase Detention Progress?

In general, the proposed changes to the hours of service rules announced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Aug. 14 appear to be common-sense changes that were sought by many in the industry. But one thing troubled Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge -- and some drivers as well.

August 15, 2019

To Understand Trucking Disruption, Look to the Money on the Table
Imagine A Better World for Technicians

Imagine A Better World for Technicians

Even if we could find a way to fill every driver’s seat, our trucking industry and our nation would still be in dire straits. We need more technicians and we need them soon – but first some things have to change, says Paul Cupka with the Fairfax County Department of Vehicle Services in this Guest Voices blog.

August 7, 2019

Hot Takes: Mobility Initiatives We Could See Sooner, and Why
Driver Shortage? Sorry, Truckers Aren't Buying It

Driver Shortage? Sorry, Truckers Aren't Buying It

Equipment Editor Jim Park, himself a driver and owner-operator for 20 years, disagrees with the notion of a driver shortage. There are 10 million CDL holders in the U.S. and only 3.7 million trucks requiring CDL drivers. How is that a shortage?

August 5, 2019

5 Tips to Minimize Downtime for Truck Graphics Installation

5 Tips to Minimize Downtime for Truck Graphics Installation

Fleet trucks and vans are moving billboards and can be one of the most cost-effective ways to advertise your business. But installing graphics takes a vehicle out of service, and we all know that time is money. And, one of the top fleet management goals is the reduction of vehicle downtime.

August 5, 2019

The Machinery Haulers Association Wants You!