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More Lessons Learned from COVID-19 [Commentary]

More Lessons Learned from COVID-19 [Commentary]

The novel coronavirus and its spread throughout the globe have shined a bright light on the importance of a strong and healthy immune system, as well as on the crucial role truck drivers play in our logistics system.

October 26, 2020

Make the Most of Learning Styles When Training Drivers
Caffeine: Beyond Hydration [Commentary]

Caffeine: Beyond Hydration [Commentary]

Caffeine is the most widely used psychoactive drug in the world. For many truck drivers, it can feel as essential as food and air. But is it safe? How much is too much?

August 25, 2020

7 Steps to Get Started Monitoring and Modifying Driver Behavior
Fleets, Trucking Associations Work to Get Drivers Face Masks

Fleets, Trucking Associations Work to Get Drivers Face Masks

Truck drivers increasingly need face masks to meet both CDC recommendations and some state and local restrictions meant to spread the slow of the COVID-19 pandemic. We talked to fleets about what they're doing to get masks to drivers.

April 14, 2020

Truck Driver Creates 3D Printing Group for Face Shields
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

Battling Distracted Driving

Battling Distracted Driving

Accident management is challenging, and with the growing adoption of smartphones and in-vehicle technology, one way to make a big difference is by changing driver behavior.

December 10, 2019

Top 5 CDL Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse FAQs

Top 5 CDL Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse FAQs

Despite the three-year lead time of the final rule, the CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is on track to launch Jan. 6, 2020. The top five questions are answered.

November 6, 2019

The Front Lines of the Battle Against Truck Driver Detention [Commentary]
Is There a Better Way to Drug Test?

Is There a Better Way to Drug Test?

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

Digging Into Truck Driver Drug Use

Digging Into Truck Driver Drug Use

A recent study found a higher rate of drug use by prospective drivers than was previously believed to be the case. Part three of HDT's Trucking Under the Influence series on drugs and the trucking industry.

September 10, 2019

6 Tips to End Trucking Workplace Injuries

6 Tips to End Trucking Workplace Injuries

Trucking fleets focus much of their attention on minimizing risks on the road, but there are also risks when a driver is on his or her feet, due to the risk of a fall.

April 10, 2019

Don't Miss This Critical Step in ELD Implementation

Don't Miss This Critical Step in ELD Implementation

There’s more to complying with the electronic logging device mandate than putting the devices in your trucks. Will your new ELD policies and procedures pass FMCSA’s scrutiny as adequate safety management controls?

October 20, 2017

5 Things Drivers Never Should Do at the Scene of an Accident

5 Things Drivers Never Should Do at the Scene of an Accident

The time to plan how you’re going to respond at the scene of an accident is before you are involved in an accident. How a truck driver responds on the scene has a major impact on the outcome of any claims that may follow.

November 6, 2013

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