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2018 Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange in Photos

The second Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange was another successful event, bringing together fleets and suppliers for two days of networking, one-on-one meetings, and educational panels at the Scottsdale resort at McCormick Ranch outside Phoenix, Arizona.

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Truck Fleet Innovators Share Strategies for Increased Efficiency

Efficiencies — both with people and equipment — was the theme of a panel discussion with HDT’s 2018 Truck Fleet Innovator honorees at the Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Fleet Survey Shows Driver Shortage Continues to Impact Equipment Buying Plans

A quarterly survey of a varied panel of trucking fleets finds continued strong plans to buy more trucks, especially among larger fleets, and among private fleets looking to address capacity and rate issues – but those truck orders are in many cases about other things than adding capacity, because drivers continue to be in short supply.

Smith Transport Selects Successor to Barry Smith as President

Smith Transport named Todd Smith president, succeeding Barry F. Smith, who has served the Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania-based trucking company since 1983.

Vehicle Tracking Solutions, Bestpass Partner for Toll Management Platform

Within one platform, this partnership will offer companies full visibility nationwide into all fleet, driver, and toll management operations.

Alabama Trucking Chair Weathers Tough Times, Poised for the Future

Facing down family tragedy and personal illness, the new chairman of Alabama’s state trucking association has weathered setbacks with grace and strength, retooling his long-running operation for maximum ­efficiency with an eye toward future growth.

Why It's Time to Replace Tractors Sooner

Many fleet managers have long followed the golden rule of running a tractor to one million miles before investing in a replacement. But it may be time to part ways with that magic number.

Truck Washing's a Growing Business, Especially at This Company

Fleet Clean USA CEO Scott Marr, now 27, ran a part-time washing business and realized that he made more money washing trucks than working at a bank. Learn more in Tom Berg's Trailer Talk blog.

The Twin 33s Idea Returns. Will It Fly This Time?

A pair of longer pups would haul more than two 28-footers, so LTL carriers and shippers are in favor. But truckload carriers still want no part of them.

Why Are So Many Trailers Just Sitting There?

Managers strive for “productivity” and “equipment utilization,” but how many trailers are moving freight even half the time in their lives? Tom Berg's Trailer Talk blog muses on the number of trailers just sitting around.