Whether you’re talking about race or ethnicity, gender or sexual identification, religion or age, having a diverse workforce is not only the right and moral thing to do, it’s also good business. A recent panel discussion explored how trucking fleets can foster diversity and inclusion.
November 12, 2020
The truck driver shortage is not going away. “You can either choose to accept that as reality, or you can find a new way to do things,” says Jacob Kramer, vice president of driver recruiting at Chattanooga, Tennessee-based U.S. Xpress.
November 9, 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
Trucking fleets that have implemented hair testing for illegal drugs in addition to the DOT-mandated urine testing for commercial drivers say not only is it the right thing to do, but it also offers benefits that fleets might not think about.
July 29, 2020
As a country and as an industry, we can debate the best ways to address racism. But before we can do that, we must acknowledge and understand that it exists.
July 24, 2020
Truck driver hours of service rules first published in 1937 have been through numerous iterations, court challenges, and Congressional interventions in the past two decades. Take a tour through our timeline.
July 14, 2020
Schneider has been racking up the honors for its use of artificial intelligence, so we talked to Brian Stuelpner, Schneider vice president of strategy, planning and architecture, to learn more about AI and how the megafleet is using it in its everyday operations.
May 21, 2020
Executives from Hub Group, M&W Logistics, and U.S. Xpress share how their fleets dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic, from creating business continuity plans to telecommuting to helping drivers with coronavirus symptoms.
May 15, 2020
Brent and Connie Higgins might not have the same level of resources that larger fleets do in facing the COVID-19 pandemic, but a reputation for top-tier service and an already strong cleanliness ethic are serving them well.
April 26, 2020
Essential workers are all out there putting in long hours doing their jobs, all the while at a higher risk of contracting the potentially deadly novel coronavirus.
April 23, 2020
How one of the country's largest transportation and logistics companies is responding to the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic, from free telemedicine and distributing personal protective equipment, to a voluntary pay cut for senior management. An interview with Derek Leathers of Werner Enterprises.
April 22, 2020
“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
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
You run a trucking business that uses owner-operators in California. What are your options now that the state has passed legislation that may make it impossible to use independent contractors?
October 22, 2019
DOT-Required urine testing has known shortcomings but in an industry faced with difficulty finding and keeping qualified drivers, some worry that stricter drug-testing protocols will only make the situation worse. Part 4 of HDT's Trucking Under the Influence Series.
October 4, 2019