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How Smart Trailers Can Prevent 'BLT' Headaches

How Smart Trailers Can Prevent 'BLT' Headaches

The three most common and costly trailer problems – brakes, lights, and tires (BLTs) – are said to account for more than 80% of all unplanned trailer downtime. Find out how smart trailers can help.

December 23, 2020

Smart Trailers Face a Huge Hurdle

Smart Trailers Face a Huge Hurdle

Find out why the challenge of building a backward-compatible smart trailer with future-proof connectivity will be one of the industry’s greatest challenges.

December 23, 2020

The Path to Electric Reefers

The Path to Electric Reefers

Complete electrification of transport refrigeration units will be slow, and will probably match the progress made with battery-electric vehicles.

November 20, 2020

Q&A: Talking Hydrogen Fuel Cells with Loop Energy Chief Ben Nyland
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

Hydrogen: Truly Green Power
RNG: The Energy Source No One’s Talking About
Powering the Future

Powering the Future

Trucking needs not just one alternative fuel or powertrain, but a little bit of everything to keep all its wheels turning as greenly as possible.

October 15, 2020

5 Secret Weapons for the Tire Shop
Ready Your Fifth Wheel for Winter

Ready Your Fifth Wheel for Winter

Fifth wheels need lubricant, but too much grease can interfere with the locking mechanism when it thickens in winter.

September 21, 2020

How to Choose and Install an Inverter

How to Choose and Install an Inverter

Improperly installed inverters are known to have caused truck fires. There’s no reason to avoid using an inverter — just make sure it’s installed by someone who knows what they are doing.

September 18, 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

Test Drive: Mack’s New Medium-Duty Truck

Test Drive: Mack’s New Medium-Duty Truck

The introduction of the MD series trucks returns Mack Trucks to the medium-duty market after a 17-year hiatus. It was worth the wait. HDT's Jim Park has an industry-first test drive of the new truck.

July 27, 2020