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Will Truck Driver Hours-of-Service Proposal Erase Detention Progress?

Will Truck Driver Hours-of-Service Proposal Erase Detention Progress?

In general, the proposed changes to the hours of service rules announced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Aug. 14 appear to be common-sense changes that were sought by many in the industry. But one thing troubled Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge -- and some drivers as well.

August 15, 2019

5 Things Fleets are Concerned About in mid-2019

5 Things Fleets are Concerned About in mid-2019

We’re nearly halfway through 2019, so HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge asked HDT’s Editorial Advisory Board what current trends and issues are most on their minds.

June 21, 2019

Would Bringing Back the Split-Sleeper Berth Rule Compromise Driver Safety and Health?
How ELDs Could Help Fix Problems with Truck Driver Hours of Service Rules

How ELDs Could Help Fix Problems with Truck Driver Hours of Service Rules

When it comes to addressing real-world problems with federal truck driver hours of service rules, we all know the government moves very slowly. The good news is, the controversial electronic logging device mandate could actually help the industry make its case. Deborah Lockridge has more in her All That's Trucking blog.

April 14, 2017

Speed Limiters Redux

Speed Limiters Redux

A recent editorial on speed limiters generated a flurry of comments. HDT's Deborah Lockridge shares some of them, and some more thoughts on this controversial issue, in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

October 12, 2016

Hello CARB, Are You Listening?

Hello CARB, Are You Listening?

John Dutra is a one-man band, running his custom-upfit 1991 Isuzu FSR for construction work in the South Bay of San Francisco. Dutra couldn’t have known when he bought his truck so many years ago that today he’d be staring down a government mandate to (in all practicality) buy a cleaner truck.

February 23, 2015

Do Drivers With Sleep Apnea Have to Use a CPAP Machine?

For patients with obstructive sleep apnea, a malady affecting many truck drivers, the standard treatment has long been the C-PAP device, a continuous positive airway pressure. But many find it cumbersome, and some companies market oral appliances to treat the condition. Will they meet new federal guidelines for treating apnea?

October 13, 2014

Helping Truckers Break the Law

Helping Truckers Break the Law

In the weeks before the Mid-America Trucking Show, our email is awash with invitations from companies who are introducing new products and want to set up an appointment to talk about it. One such invitation got Deborah Lockridge hot under the collar.

April 28, 2014

Stories You May Have Missed

With the government shutdown on one coast, the stranglehold of emissions regulations on the other, and a look at trucking efforts to thwart drug smugglers, trucking's been in the general media this past week. Read more in the "All That's Trucking" blog.

September 30, 2013

Next on the Distracted-Driving Hit List: Google Glass?

Next on the Distracted-Driving Hit List: Google Glass?

I'm wondering, has Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood seen this video showing how the new Google Glass product is supposed to work? Because I'm pretty sure he might have something to say about Google Glass and distracted driving.

April 5, 2013

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