The California Trucking Association and two California-based owner-operators filed a lawsuit challenging the "ABC" employment test mandated by the state's new independent contractor law, which the group says threatens the livelihood of independent truck drivers and is pre-empted by federal law.
November 13, 2019
The North American Commercial Vehicle Show is embarking on the second installment of the every-other-year business-to-business trucking industry expo. This year’s event is expected to be bigger and more insight filled than than the last, organizers tell HDT.
October 24, 2019
A long time hazmat truck driver was using CBD oil for pain management and thought that it contained no THC. But when he tested positive for high levels of THC in his next drug test, he lost his job of 10 years.
October 16, 2019
Testifying before a House subcommittee, several trucking stakeholder groups made a case for the importance of trucking to the U.S. economy and offered plans on how to improve it, from infrastructure funding to safety regulations.
June 12, 2019
The reintroduced DRIVE-Safe ACT would allow drivers as young as 18 years old to drive heavy-duty trucks in interstate commerce.
February 26, 2019
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that aims to hold retailers partly accountable for working with trucking companies that have a record of labor violations.
September 25, 2018
The Western States Trucking Association plans to protest a California Supreme Court ruling that would make it difficult – some say impossible – for companies to use independent contractor drivers.
August 14, 2018
Millions of dollars in settlements from the VW diesel emissions cheating scandal will be made available for clean vehicle technology in California and Connecticut.
June 5, 2018
The Ports of Seattle and Tacoma in Washington reached a compromise with independent truckers who threatened a walk-out over a program that would ban trucks that don’t meet 2007 emissions standards from the ports.
February 6, 2018
A massive winter storm known as a Bomb Cyclone has slammed the East Coast from Florida to Maine, bringing with it snow, high winds, and frigid temperatures that are creating difficult traveling conditions across a wide swath of the Northeast.
January 4, 2018
The electronic logging device rule kicked in on Dec. 18 and enforcement has begun across the country.
December 18, 2017
Swift’s annual SwiftTech competition goes beyond pitting techs against each other in a series of trials. Learn more in the November HDT Fleet Talk.
November 28, 2017
The Clean Air Action Plan, which seeks to aggressively reduce emissions at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, has been approved by the harbor commissions of both ports.
November 2, 2017
Hurricane Harvey, whose heavy rains brought devastating flooding to Houston and much of south Texas, may yet cause more trouble for the region-- the National Weather Service predicting an additional 25 inches of rain through the end of the week in certain areas.
August 28, 2017
The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have released a draft of a proposed 2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update, outlining a new set of aggressive near-term and long-term strategies to reduce air pollution from the ports.
July 19, 2017