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Trucking Needs to Lead the Way as COVID-19 Cases Surge

Trucking Needs to Lead the Way as COVID-19 Cases Surge

“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

Port Bottlenecks Trigger Federal Investigation

Port Bottlenecks Trigger Federal Investigation

Severe bottlenecks at a number of U.S. ocean ports have prompted the Federal Maritime Commission to look into whether ocean lines’ detention, demurrage, and container policies are making the situation worse.

November 24, 2020

Green Transportation: Beyond the Tailpipe [Commentary]
California Appeals Court Says ABC Test Not Pre-Empted by Federal Law
FMCSA Clarifies Ag Products That Qualify for Hours-of-Service Exemptions
FCC Votes to Shift Part of 5.9 GHz Safety Spectrum to Wi-Fi

FCC Votes to Shift Part of 5.9 GHz Safety Spectrum to Wi-Fi

The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to split up the 5.9 GHz “safety spectrum” frequency previously set aside for use in transportation for vehicle-to-everything technologies, a plan that has prompted dire warnings from departments of transportation and various transportation and safety groups.

November 18, 2020

Navistar Takes Aim at Construction With New International HX Series

Navistar Takes Aim at Construction With New International HX Series

Navistar has given its International HX Series, first introduced in 2016, a major overhaul, bringing in modern technology and driver-focused features while keeping a classic look. It believes the new severe-service truck will help it expand its presence in the construction market.

November 17, 2020

Meet HDT's 2020 Top Green Fleets

Meet HDT's 2020 Top Green Fleets

Twenty companies illustrate how trucking can take the lead in sustainability in HDT's annual Top Green Fleet awards, honoring strategies such as electric vehicle and alternative fuel adoption, fuel-saving techniques, and green facilities.

November 16, 2020

How Trucking Fleets Can Find Success by Building a Diverse Workforce

How Trucking Fleets Can Find Success by Building a Diverse Workforce

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

How COVID is Still Affecting the Supply Chain and Where We Go From Here

How COVID is Still Affecting the Supply Chain and Where We Go From Here

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

How U.S. Xpress is Using Artificial Intelligence to Recruit Drivers
Could Prop 22 Help Solve the Worker Misclassification Problem?

Could Prop 22 Help Solve the Worker Misclassification Problem?

California voters approved Proposition 22, agreeing with the gig economy companies that the state’s strict ABC test set forth in last year’s controversial AB5 law should not apply to drivers such as those for Uber and Lyft. What does this mean for trucking?

November 4, 2020

CIE Ramps up Intermodal Container Chassis Production
Greener Fuels on the Way to Zero Emissions

Greener Fuels on the Way to Zero Emissions

Clean diesel engines and renewable fuels still have a place in the quest for sustainable transportation, despite all the excitement around electric trucks.

November 2, 2020

Daimler Partners with Lidar Company on Autonomous-Truck Development

Daimler Partners with Lidar Company on Autonomous-Truck Development

Daimler announced a strategic partnership with Luminar Technologies, a provider of automotive lidar hardware and software technology, to address a key enabling technology for autonomous truck operation, or what Daimler calls "highly automated" trucks.

October 30, 2020