HDT's 2021 Truck Fleet Innovators talk about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected them and their companies, and if there are lessons learned, technologies or practices adopted as a result of the pandemic that they believe will make for long-term changes.
April 22, 2021
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the COVID-19 exception to hours of service regulations for certain pandemic-related loads to May 31.
February 16, 2021
Heavy Duty Trucking's most popular articles of 2020, as determined by web analytics from Truckinginfo.com, run the gamut from hot current issues to evergreen how-to tips.
December 30, 2020
The most popular news stories on Truckinginfo.com for 2020 were, unsurprisingly, mostly related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
December 30, 2020
The challenges brought about by 2020 are also are leading to positive changes that will be with us well beyond this year.
December 23, 2020
HDT's editors reflect on what event, person, trend, or company was in our headlines the most and had the greatest impact on our fleet readers this year.
December 22, 2020
Truck drivers likely will not be in the next wave of people to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, although that will vary by state.
December 21, 2020
“You hear me say it all the time – nothing we do is worth getting hurt or hurting others," said Werner CEO Derek Leathers in a new video to company associates about the importance of not letting our guard down on COVID-19. It's a message the entire industry should take to heart.
November 25, 2020
With a severe driver shortage and a supply chain still in chaos from pandemic-induced shifts in consumer behavior, one industry observer is warning of likely hoarding as we get into the holidays. Longer term, vaccine distribution is “THE driver” for broader economy recovery and the post-2021 outlook.
November 10, 2020
Trucking and transportation companies that were well-prepared to deal with disruption using technology and processes have typically done well during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Tom McLeod, founder and president of McLeod Software, kicking off his company’s 30th annual user conference Sept. 29.
September 29, 2020
Fleets share tactics they’ve taken in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic to cut costs and operate more efficiently.
September 14, 2020
Pent-up consumer demand from COVID-19 shutdowns continues to buoy spot freight rates, but a still-weak manufacturing sector has experts at FTR cautioning that things could turn downward again.
September 10, 2020
“We don’t only deliver freight. We deliver awareness.” That’s what Jim Barrett, president and CEO of Road Scholar Transport, likes to say about the Dunmore, Pennsylvania-based carrier’s “awareness fleet.” Its latest trailer wrap honors the everyday heroes of the pandemic.
August 3, 2020
As COVID-19 cases, positive test percentages, and hospitalizations and deaths rise, there's increasing momentum for widespread use of face coverings to slow the spread of the pandemic. Trucking has been ahead of the curve and should continue to lead the way, says Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge in her blog.
July 22, 2020
Volvo Trucks North America isn’t letting the COVID-19-related drop in truck sales and corporate layoffs keep it from moving ahead with its electric truck development and its latest vocational truck models.
July 16, 2020