HDT Top News
Week of April 25, 2016
Top 5 News
1. Truckload Carriers Association Drops Higher Truck Weights from Policy
After five years of presenting an official united front on the issue of truck sizes and weights, American Trucking Associations and the Truckload Carriers Association are going their separate ways.
view more | 04.25.2016 |
2. Port Trucking Company Ordered to Court Over Unfair Labor Practices
In what's being called a historic case, the Los Angeles office of the National Labor Relations Board is looking into whether port trucking company Intermodal Bridge Transport engaged in unfair labor practices toward its drivers by misclassifying employees as independent contractors.
view more | 04.26.2016 |
3. DOT Releases 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration released the 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook.
view more | 04.26.2016 |
4. Trucking Regulations in the Pipeline: Update from NPTC
It took him all of an hour and a half, but Rick Schweitzer, general counsel for the National Private Truck Council, gamely managed to get across the key elements of the sweep of regulatory changes coming down the pike for trucking.
view more | 04.25.2016 |
5. FMCSA to Co-Host Listening Sessions on Sleep Apnea
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will co-host three listening sessions to solicit information on the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea in the trucking industry.
view more | 04.27.2016 |
Top 5 Articles
1. 5 Things You Need to Know About ELDs
Electronic logging devices to track driver hours of service become mandatory in December 2017. Everything you need to know about compliance is spelled out in the final rule, but here's a quick look at some of the more common sources of confusion – and a few things you'll need to consider that are not spelled out in the text of the rule.
view more | Apr 2016 |
2. What You Should Know About Today's CNG Fuel Systems
Natural-gas-powered truck sales have leveled off since the drop in diesel prices, but fleets already using the fuel continue to buy them, especially CNG. What are some of the basics involved in the latest CNG tanks and fuel systems?
view more | Apr 2016 |
3. Quick Spin: Sneak Peak of the Cummins 2017 X15
We get behind the wheel of the newest fuel-efficient version of the Cummins ISX and find there’s much to look forward to.
view more | Apr 2016 |
4. The Time-Crunched Safety Manager
Managing safety and training in a fleet means rushing from one brushfire to another. Everyone feels the time crunch. How do you make a difference when you’re juggling priorities, switching tasks, and trying to extinguish that daily brushfire?
view more | Apr 2016 |
5. Mesilla Valley Streamlined Billing Boosts Working Capital
Long known for working diligently to squeeze every mile possible out of a gallon of fuel, Mesilla Valley Transportation also aims to wring costs out of every facet of its operation, including its back office.
view more | Apr 2016 |

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