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How to Rein in Rising Insurance Costs

How to Rein in Rising Insurance Costs

Insurance is one of those things you may not really think about until your business needs it. That is, unless you’re facing skyrocketing premiums or, worse, shrinking access to coverage itself, which is what’s happening to truck fleets.

January 8, 2020

How to Make Driver Orientation Sing for You

How to Make Driver Orientation Sing for You

Nobody likes to be talked at, least of all people who have places to go and freight to haul. Yes, we’re talking about driver orientation meetings — and how to make them memorable for drivers and worthwhile for your fleet.

December 11, 2019

Entry-Level Driver Training Rule: To Be Continued?

Entry-Level Driver Training Rule: To Be Continued?

Word inside the Beltway indicates that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will delay implementation of its final rule on national minimum-training standards for entry-level drivers.

December 2, 2019

Driver-Training Rule Rolling Out, Wrinkles or Not
Trucking Not Thrilled with Partial Delay of Driver Training Rule
 FMCSA Proposes Streamlining Testing Process for New Truck Drivers
6 Simple Steps to Fuel Savings for Truck Fleets

6 Simple Steps to Fuel Savings for Truck Fleets

There are more than a few ways to cut fuel costs, but there’s no one way to save that works the same for every fleet. However, there are many fuel-saving technologies and tactics that work well across many fleets.

June 6, 2019

How to Push Your Truck Fleet's MPG Envelope

How to Push Your Truck Fleet's MPG Envelope

While there’s no one way to get up on the cutting edge of fuel efficiency, fleets can get there without undue risk to their bottom lines. What it takes is moving swiftly, but deliberately, with a data-driven approach.

June 5, 2018

With Driver Training, Talk is Not Cheap
FMCSA Finally Issues Final Rule on Driver-Training Standards

FMCSA Finally Issues Final Rule on Driver-Training Standards

A very long-awaited final rule on national minimum training standards for entry-level applicants seeking to obtain a commercial driver’s license or certain endorsements was announced on Dec. 7 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

December 7, 2016

High-MPG Fleets: Halvor Lines On the Cutting Edge

High-MPG Fleets: Halvor Lines On the Cutting Edge

While nearly 20% of its fleet already averages over 8 mpg, Halvor Lines Inc. is hopeful its newest tractors — some 100 model-year 2016 units — will earn the distinction of becoming their first 10-mpg trucks.

June 22, 2016

Training for the Long Haul

Training for the Long Haul

Start with the basics when training drivers – but it may pay to look back to bring them ahead. Part 5 in HDT's Driver Dilemma series on the driver shortage.

May 18, 2015

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