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2021 HDT Fact Book: Safety, Regulatory Issues Top of Mind for Fleets
Should My Company Mandate and Promote Driver Vaccines?

Should My Company Mandate and Promote Driver Vaccines?

This legal roadmap for transportation businesses examines employers’ obligations regarding vaccinations and employees’ right to refuse them. Related issues such as potential liability, contract worker status, ADA disabilities, and privacy are also explored.

March 22, 2021

Test Drive: Peterbilt’s New Model 579 UltraLoft

Test Drive: Peterbilt’s New Model 579 UltraLoft

Peterbilt’s latest iteration of its Model 579 highway tractor isn’t just an upgrade. It may be one of the most important trucks Peterbilt has ever built. Jack Roberts got to drive one before it was officially unveiled.

February 3, 2021

7 Priceless Parking Lot Safety Tips for Delivery Drivers
Bulldog Hiway Express CEO Keeps Safety Top of Mind

Bulldog Hiway Express CEO Keeps Safety Top of Mind

Truck driver appreciation, technology, and collaborating on new safety compliance standards are all key to meeting fleet safety goals, says Phil Byrd, CEO of Bulldog Hiway Express and head of the Daseke Leadership Council.

July 15, 2020

Q&A: SmartDrive's Mitgang on Video-Based Safety

Q&A: SmartDrive's Mitgang on Video-Based Safety

Last year, SmartDrive Systems, a provider of video-based safety and transportation intelligence, was named one of Deloitte's 2019 Technology Fast 500 for the sixth year in a row. We talked to CEO Steve Mitgang about the award, the company, and video-based safety technology in general.

June 4, 2020

How Dash Cams Improved Safety at Florida Construction Fleet

How Dash Cams Improved Safety at Florida Construction Fleet

Vallencourt Construction has dash cameras in every one of its 100 vehicles. It’s not a common practice among construction fleets, but for Risk Manager Troy Betts, the decision to install dash cams from Samsara two years ago has gone above and beyond his expectations.

May 1, 2020

How to Rein in Rising Insurance Costs

How to Rein in Rising Insurance Costs

Insurance is one of those things you may not really think about until your business needs it. That is, unless you’re facing skyrocketing premiums or, worse, shrinking access to coverage itself, which is what’s happening to truck fleets.

January 8, 2020

How Speed, Weight and Grades Affect Brakes
How to Select the Safest Truck Upfit

How to Select the Safest Truck Upfit

You want a truck that carries all the equipment you need and gets from point A to point B quickly. Don’t forget about the operator inside of the truck.

December 16, 2019

Test Drive: Trading Mirrors for Video Monitors
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

Video Systems Help Reduce Cost, Liability, Headaches
3 Reasons AV Fleets Will Proliferate Private Sites First

3 Reasons AV Fleets Will Proliferate Private Sites First

Autonomous vehicles may first deploy in planned communities, campuses, government facilities, and industrial sites because they offer lower risk, fewer regulations, and clearer business models than public environments.

September 20, 2019

Trucking Under the Influence

Trucking Under the Influence

Trucking Under the Influence is an investigative series by Heavy Duty Trucking examining the impact of illegal drug use by drivers amid current trends of marijuana legalization, opioid addiction, a rise in cocaine use, and changes in driver drug-testing regulations and technology.

September 10, 2019

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