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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.”

Is Autonomous Tech Taking a Time-Out?

A few high-profile tech developers are tapping the brakes when it comes to autonomous trucks. What’s going on? Blog commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts

Trucking Used to Be America's Dream Job

Popular culture once celebrated trucking as America's "Dream Job." But with truck drivers now the most common job in the country, it's no longer a celebrated occupation. Blog commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts.