HDT Top News
Week of May 18, 2015
Top 5 News
1. Volvo Trucks Raises GHG Phase 2 Alert
Göran Nyberg, Volvo Truck North America president, is concerned that the upcoming Phase 2 round of GHG regulations could push back hard against the advance of truck technology.
view more | 05.18.2015 |
2. Former Trucking Company Operator Given 3 Years in Prison
Dragan Simovski, the operator of Illinois-based Freedom Transportation was sentenced to 3 years in prison for his connection to an illegal double-brokering scheme.
view more | 05.15.2015 |
3. EDF: Biggest Downside to Natural Gas Trucks is Upstream Methane
Upstream methane is seen as the biggest downside to natural gas trucks, according to a new policy-analysis paper published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
view more | 05.19.2015 |
4. Navistar to Use Indiana Proving Grounds For Extensive Testing
The former Bosch, Bendix and Studebaker proving grounds near New Carlisle in northern Indiana is open for business under new ownership: Navistar Inc., which took it over as of April 1.
view more | 05.19.2015 |
5. Takata Airbag Recall May Include Some Commercial Trucks
Some commercial trucks may be among the vehicles in a massive recall of dangerously defective airbags, expected to be the largest recall in U.S. history.
view more | 05.20.2015 |
Top 5 Articles
1. Competing With the Big Guys
We spoke with the top executives of several successful fleets of between 50 and 100 vehicles to learn how they compete in an era where running a trucking company is becoming more expensive, more complex and more regulated.
view more | May 2015 |
2. Commentary: The Powder Keg of Brake Slack Adjustment
There’s an epidemic of ignorance out there regarding brake slack adjustment It just won’t go away, might even be getting worse.
view more | May 2015 |
3. Driver Dilemma: Train for the Long Haul
Start with the basics when training drivers – but it may pay to look back to bring them ahead.
view more | May 2015 |
4. Bob Sliwa’s 3rd Aero Project Has Shell’s Backing
The StarShip tractor-trailer will get mpg that's "better than anyone else," but the former owner-operator, whose work with aerodynamics goes back to the 80s, is not announcing a target number.
view more | May 2015 |
5. 9 Best Practices for Recruiting and Retaining Technicians
For many fleets the diesel technician shortage is already a reality. Here are nine things that will help you in your technician recruiting and retention efforts.
view more | May 2015 |

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