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Do Your Drivers Understand Their Brakes?

Do Your Drivers Understand Their Brakes?

As a former driver, Equipment Editor Jim Park thinks many drivers could use some refresher training on how to inspect brakes on one knee or how to apply brakes when the ABS isn't working.

August 24, 2021

The Driver Shortage: We're Not Alone

The Driver Shortage: We're Not Alone

The challenges facing truck drivers and the trucking companies trying to hire them share commonalities around the globe, says Rolf Lockwood in his latest Locking it In blog post.

June 11, 2021

Like to Drive? Don't Worry About the Robots.
Thankful Thoughts from the Road [Commentary]

Thankful Thoughts from the Road [Commentary]

As a professional driver, I am thankful to be needed. There are over 30 million people who have filed for unemployment since the virus. Working at this point is a blessing. Without work, I think I would be going nuts.

October 19, 2020

The 4 Most Important Safety Tips for Truck Drivers and Safety Managers Today
Truckers Are People, Not Targets [Commentary]
3 Ways COVID-19 May Change the Trucking Industry in the Long Haul

3 Ways COVID-19 May Change the Trucking Industry in the Long Haul

The past few months of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic mean some changes – possibly for the better – will remain in trucking long after the virus is no longer viewed as a threat. HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge shares takeaways from a recent webinar.

June 12, 2020

George Floyd Protests Put Truckers in Dangerous Situations
Truck Drivers Need Communication More than Ever During COVID-19 Crisis
Media Applauds Truckers during the Pandemic [Blog]

Media Applauds Truckers during the Pandemic [Blog]

Never in the 30 years she's been covering trucking has Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge seen so many stories in the mainstream media about trucking, truck drivers, and the vital role they play in keeping the store shelves stocked with the necessities we need.

April 15, 2020

Trucking During a Pandemic: One Driver's View

Trucking During a Pandemic: One Driver's View

"Those medical people on the front lines are heroes. We are the supply line," says truck driver Jeff Clark, who shares his thoughts about being on the road during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 14, 2020

4 Things Every Beginning Truck Driver Should Keep in Mind
When Illness or Injury Sidelines Truckers, Who Pays the Bills?

When Illness or Injury Sidelines Truckers, Who Pays the Bills?

After surgery to remove a brain tumor left a truck driver unable to work, the St. Christopher's Trucker Relief Fund stepped in to help with bills. This year's volunteer board president is pushing to step up the organization's fundraising.

February 7, 2020

Regulatory Outlook 2020: Keep an Eye on Hours of Service

Regulatory Outlook 2020: Keep an Eye on Hours of Service

What's in store for trucking from the regulators in Washington, D.C., this year? Executive Editor David Cullen says the government wheels move slowly, but hours-of-service is among those to watch in 2020.

January 11, 2020

Pay Attention. Drive Well. The Life You Save May Be Your Own.
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