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CVSA Ponders Driverless-Truck Enforcement

CVSA Ponders Driverless-Truck Enforcement

It will be impractical to have autonomous trucks pull into inspections stations, so CVSA and the industry are examining alternatives to traditional vehicle inspections.

July 26, 2021

How Can Fleets Turn Around a Sagging Safety Record?

How Can Fleets Turn Around a Sagging Safety Record?

Learn what Virginia Tech Transportation Institute discovered when it set out to identify exactly what commercial motor vehicle fleets can do to improve their safety culture and significantly reduce crashes.

March 12, 2021

The Clock is Ticking on Canadian ELD Compliance
ELDs Enhance Productivity, Driver Satisfaction
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

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

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

Tips for Cleaning and Sanitizing Truck Cabs

Tips for Cleaning and Sanitizing Truck Cabs

The best protection against COVID-19 is to assume it's everywhere and to take proper precautions, like washing your hands and cleaning surfaces – including in a truck cab.

March 31, 2020

How Speed, Weight and Grades Affect Brakes
Test Drive: Trading Mirrors for Video Monitors
How to Prevent Wheel-End Fires
Is Your ELD Compliant?

Is Your ELD Compliant?

ELDs could be rendered non-compliant by an innocuous technical detail or a hole big enough to drive a truck through. It’s up to the buyer to determine if a device meets all the requirements.

August 26, 2019

What American Carriers Need to Know About Canada's ELD Rule

What American Carriers Need to Know About Canada's ELD Rule

Canada is bringing its own ELD regulations into force in June 2021. American carriers operating there will need to use ELDs that comply with the Canadian rules. There are only a few differences, but some are substantial.

July 8, 2019

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

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