What’s more important to safety: the driver, management, or emerging technologies? That’s the question National Transportation Safety Board Member Michael Graham will address during an opening keynote presentation at Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange Aug. 25.
July 16, 2021
Can the addition of a pulsing brake lamp on the back of a trailer prevent rear-end collisions? FMCSA seems to think so, if its exemptions are any indication.
July 9, 2021
In the future, will we decide that someone can use cannabis and still be a safe, desirable driver for the trucking industry? The answer is complicated, HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge says in her latest editorial commentary.
July 9, 2021
California and other states are scrambling to find electricity this summer amid record heat, with a growing risk of blackouts. If our power grids already can’t handle the extremes being caused by climate change, how are they going to handle the addition of battery-electric vehicles?
July 8, 2021
Some of the top concerns trucking fleets have today — rising insurance costs, “nuclear verdicts,” the driver shortage — could all be addressed through improving a company’s safety culture, says HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge in her blog.
July 2, 2021
The House passed a five-year highway bill, but there's still a long way to go before there's a real agreement on infrastructure funding on Capitol Hill.
July 1, 2021
Watch as Heavy Duty Trucking Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge reports on how Daimler Truck is developing both battery-electric and fuel-cell-electric zero-emissions trucks, and what that means for its Freightliner brand in North America.
June 30, 2021
ICYMI: A roundup of trucking industry news from Plus, Kodiak Robotics, TuSimple, SEA Electric, Shell, Daimler and Hyundai.
June 23, 2021
As we spoke with HDT Truck Fleet Innovators for our June cover story on ways to save fuel, it became evident that auxiliary power units are a perfect example of how fuel-saving specs are not one-size-fits all.
June 21, 2021
Will the shutdown the Hernando De Soto bridge be a wake-up call to support the nation's infrastructure? HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge thinks it is way beyond time for politicians in Washington to come together and fix this problem.
June 21, 2021
HDT Truck Fleet Innovators past and present share their fuel-saving strategies.
June 18, 2021
What happens if an autonomous truck gets a flat tire? Kodiak and Bridgestone are working together to use technology to help keep that from being a problem.
June 16, 2021
The U.S. Department of Transportation included automatic emergency braking for both light- and heavy-duty vehicles on its regulatory agenda, which identifies actions the DOT plans to take during the next year and beyond.
June 14, 2021
ACT Research predicts that electrification of the Class 4-8 commercial vehicle market in the U.S. and Canada will top 40% by 2040. HDT sits down with ACT's Jim Meil to dig into the report.
June 4, 2021
Booming e-commerce and other trends spell opportunities for last-mile fleets to work with shippers and 3PLs to successfully expand their businesses.
June 3, 2021