The inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president, coupled with the Senate majority returning to Democratic control upon the swearing in of Vice President Kamala Harris, not only notched many historic “firsts,” but also instantly rewrote the calculus of policymaking and power-brokering on Capitol Hill.
January 27, 2021
What will happen during a roadside inspection when a truck is highly or fully automated? And how might a truly “driverless” truck be inspected at an accident scene? HDT Talks Trucking turns to CVSA to find out.
January 3, 2021
Ever wonder exactly what happens when the National Transportation Safety Board gets called in to investigate a truck crash? To find out, HDT Talks Trucking called up Rob Molloy, director of the Office of Highway Safety at NTSB.
December 15, 2020
What will a Biden administration mean for the trucking industry? We talk to trucking industry groups that are active in Washington, D.C., for their insight.
November 23, 2020
The Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act, if passed into law, would dedicate hundreds of millions of dollars to projects that increase truck parking spaces so truck drivers can safely comply with hours-of-service regulations.
March 10, 2020
“Diesel will be here for a long while, and [knowing] total cost of ownership remains the main motivator of acceptance for battery-electric and fuel-cell trucks.” That was the message of Sean Waters, Daimler Trucks North America’s vice president of Product Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, speaking at the Green Truck Summit.
March 5, 2020
Morgan Olson revealed step-van prototypes at the Work Truck Show. One is gasoline-powered, while the other makes use of a BMWi EV electric powertrain, which Morgan Olson said powers over 65,000 vehicles in Europe and is being readied for the North American market.
March 4, 2020
Mack publicly revealed its new medium-duty MD Series of trucks for the first time on March 4 in Indianapolis at the 2020 Work Truck Show and said it's looking to work trucks for growth this year.
March 4, 2020
Daimler Trucks North America is moving from a traditional brand-centric product strategy for its Freightliner and Western Star operations to a "segment-based" business structure to better serve vocational and on-highway customers.
March 2, 2020
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to study the “prevalence, seriousness, and nature of the problem of harassment and assaults” against female and minority male truck drivers
February 28, 2020
Sweden’s Volvo Trucks announced on Feb. 27 the launch of four new heavy-duty cabover truck models, aimed at different segments of European and other global markets, albeit not including North America.
February 27, 2020
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on Feb. 21 that the new Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse has detected and identified nearly 8,000 positive substance abuse tests of commercial drivers just since January 6.
February 21, 2020
Volvo Trucks North America is working to complete product development to bring its VNR Electric Class 8 truck and tractor to market here by the end of this year. Full production is slated to get under way next year.
February 12, 2020
The American Trucking Associations and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association presented their own takes on what trucking needs from Congress during a Senate subcommittee hearing.
February 5, 2020
Mack is back – in the medium-duty truck market, that is. With typically modest fanfare, the OEM rolled out its new MD Series of Class 6 and 7 trucks during a brief Jan. 30 ceremony at its new Roanoke Valley Operations plant.
January 30, 2020