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2019 Fact Book: Trucking Industry Stats

HDT’s fifth annual Fact Book is a fascinating overview of our industry by the numbers. The first section deals with statistics about the industry itself including costs, revenues and the volume of available work.

Have an ELD? Bundle it with Telematics

Fleets that bundle their ELD solutions with telematics not only will stay in compliance, but also will get the benefits of better visibility into every aspect of their trucks’ operations, improving the bottom line.

How to Test Truck Tires in Your Fleet

Tires can be an endless headache for truck fleet managers trying to determine which brands and types perform best in their applications. What's the best way to conduct a tire test to see how a prospective tire stacks up when compared to other makes and models?

Truck Repair Costs Rise, Says Benchmarking Study

The average cost of mechanical repairs in the trucking industry increased for the second straight quarter – but one fleet improved its time between breakdowns to a new record, according to the latest benchmarking report from the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council and FleetNet America.

Can Emissions Repair Costs be Contained?

The addition of selective catalytic reduction and diesel particulate filter aftertreatment to modern trucks forced fleets and manufacturers to shift expectations on the fly. These two fleets met the emissions maintenance monster head-on — and won.