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Are Your Drivers Getting Enough Sleep?

Are Your Drivers Getting Enough Sleep?

There's much more to preventing tired or drowsy driving than just complying with hours of service. A sleep expert and author offers a few tips on how to keep truck drivers awake and alert at the wheel.

November 4, 2020

FMCSA Proposes New Under-21 Commercial Driver Pilot Program
Inside the Cab of an Autonomous Truck

Inside the Cab of an Autonomous Truck

Testing autonomous trucks is more complex than it seems. The men and women sitting in the left seat of the nation's burgeoning fleet of robotic trucks are often called safety drivers. Their responsibilities are far more comprehensive than just keeping the truck out of trouble.

September 3, 2020

Sick With COVID-19: A Trucking Team Shares Their Story
Q&A: AI Expert Talks Autonomous Trucks

Q&A: AI Expert Talks Autonomous Trucks

Richard Bishop, AI industry analyst and intelligent vehicle applications specialist, spoke with Jim Park about autonomous trucks for an episode of the HDT Talks Trucking podcast.

April 6, 2020

Truck Drivers Play a Crucial Role on Indy Car Teams
The Art & Science of Mountain Driving

The Art & Science of Mountain Driving

A truck driver can drive down a mountain 100 times too slowly, but only once too fast. An inexperienced driver on a steep grade could spell disaster unless properly trained.

July 3, 2019

App Helps Prevent Rollovers, Brake Fade on Grades

App Helps Prevent Rollovers, Brake Fade on Grades

How do we keep drivers from driving too fast through curves or descending mountain slopes? By showing them precisely how fast they should be driving. A new app called Road-Aware can do just that.

June 27, 2019

In-Cab Coaching Apps Can Coax Better Fuel Economy
Seating Matters More than You Think

Seating Matters More than You Think

Of all the points of contact a fleet has with a driver, it's seating that is a constant reminder of how much the company appreciates its workers.

March 21, 2019

5 Ways Truck Drivers Can Prevent Cold-Weather Calamity

5 Ways Truck Drivers Can Prevent Cold-Weather Calamity

Every year we read about drivers who perish in their trucks during extended road closures where the driver goes off the road or runs into impassable conditions. Would you or your drivers be able to stay warm and safe if you were caught in such a situation?

January 28, 2019

Can LEDs Clean Your Truck?

Can LEDs Clean Your Truck?

Optronics International has developed a new LED technology that it claims can sanitize the air and material surfaces in vehicle interiors wherever the light shines.

January 22, 2019

Becker Trucking Capitalizes on a Happy Workforce
Better Trucks Make for Happier Drivers

Better Trucks Make for Happier Drivers

Corliss Resources struggles with an aging workforce and a scarcity of young recruits. The company's solution: Haul more product in trucks that drivers like to drive.

May 14, 2018

What Drivers Need to Know About Taking Care of Truck Tires
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