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Andrew Yang Wants a 'Trucking Czar' in the White House

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang said in the Democratic primary debate in Atlanta on Nov. 20 that if elected, he would appoint a "trucking czar" to oversee the transition from human drivers to autonomous vehicles.

NACFE: Should Tractors and Trailers be Mated for Life?

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency has released its latest Confidence Reports, including one that delves into the intentional pairing of tractors and trailers for optimal fuel economy benefits and another that updates findings on idling practices.

Peloton Scores a Platooning Point

In Josh Switkes’ view, it's way too premature to write truck platooning off as a dead end technology. And HDT Senior Editor Jack Roberts agrees with that point.

How to Recruit Drivers Through Facebook

Smart fleets are using Facebook to expand their talent pool for new drivers and keep the ones they have. First in a three-part series with tips on how to use Facebook to recruit and retain drivers, as well as dealing with the negative aspects that come along with a vibrant social media presence.

Trucking Alliance: Driver Drug Use a Top Trucking Safety Issue

A safety-focused group of trucking and logistics companies has released the results of what it calls a first-of-its-kind study showing “compelling evidence that thousands of habitual drug users are skirting a system designed to prohibit drug use in transportation.”