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Keep Rolling & Stay Safe

Keep Rolling & Stay Safe

Many fleet managers, and drivers, are burned out on tire maintenance tips. Just like tire tech is advancing, so should the ways you communicate about their value to your fleet.

November 1, 2021

5 Takeaways From a Billion-Dollar Verdict

5 Takeaways From a Billion-Dollar Verdict

What does a record $1 billion verdict against two trucking companies involved in a fatal crash mean for the industry? HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge shares some takeaways.

September 7, 2021

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

New Tactics in the Fight Against Nuclear Verdicts in Trucking
Can You Guess What's in That Trailer?

Can You Guess What's in That Trailer?

You don’t always know what’s in the trailers that pass you on the road. But some of those trailers are carrying something a little more dangerous that frozen food or new bedding…like, maybe, a nuclear weapon. But this isn’t an ordinary trailer; this is a trailer specifically made to not only carry this type of payload, but protect it at all costs.

October 23, 2020

The 4 Most Important Safety Tips for Truck Drivers and Safety Managers Today
How a Tanker Fleet is Using Unorthodox Trailer Lighting to Fight Rear-End Collisions
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

How to Secure Cargo with Air

How to Secure Cargo with Air

Dunnage air bags are becoming one of the most popular solutions for freight stabilization and protection in van trailers

December 5, 2019

The Connected Future of Accident Management

The Connected Future of Accident Management

Technology is leading the pack, but repair costs, the evolution of 5G, and driver safety programs round out the top four factors impacting accident management in the future.

December 2, 2019

Ditching Mirrors for Monitors is Easy – If You Want To

Ditching Mirrors for Monitors is Easy – If You Want To

Convincing drivers that camera/monitor systems are at least as good as, if not better than, traditional mirrors will probably take no more than a few hours of driving with them. That was Equipment Editor Jim Park's experience with MirrorEye. But he's still not convinced there’s any real need to abandon silvered glass.

November 21, 2019

Pay Attention. Drive Well. The Life You Save May Be Your Own.
Should Truck Trailers Have Side Underride Guards?

Should Truck Trailers Have Side Underride Guards?

A $42 million verdict in a tragic crash has brought attention to the question of whether trailers should have side underride guards. We explore this question in this Trailer Talk.

September 23, 2019

Suicide by Flatbed on TV’s ‘Blue Bloods’ is Guilty of Technical Errors
7 Top Trends from 2017

7 Top Trends from 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, HDT Editor in Chief shares her picks for the top trends and stories of the year. Many of these will continue into 2018 and beyond.

December 28, 2017

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