HDT Top News
Week of April 27, 2015
Top 5 News
1. ATA Urges Fast Action on Speed-Limiter Rule
The American Trucking Associations is again urging the Department of Transportation to “move forward” with a rulemaking requiring installation of electronic speed-limiting devices on Class 7 and 8 trucks.
view more | 04.20.2015 |
2. Georgia Crash Prompts Call for Collision Avoidance Mandate
A truck crash that killed five nursing students in Georgia is leading to renewed calls from one safety advocacy group for mandating collision avoidance systems on heavy trucks.
view more | 04.25.2015 |
3. Big Con-way Truckload Order Features Automated Transmissions
Con-way Truckload is buying 635 new twin-screw tractors equipped with automated manual transmissions -- a move that will more than double the AMTs to nearly half its fleet.
view more | 04.20.2015 |
4. Persson Out, Scania’s Lundstedt in as Volvo Group’s Chief
AB Volvo’s board of directors has named a Scania executive, Martin Lundstedt, as the president and chief executive officer of the Volvo Group, replacing Olof Persson, who has led the group for almost four years but is out immediately. Volvo Group is the corporate parent of Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks in North America.
view more | 04.22.2015 |
5. Minn. Truckers File Suit Against Biodiesel Mandate
The Minnesota Trucking Association and others are suing the state trying to end its 10% biodiesel mandate.
view more | 04.20.2015 |
Top 5 Articles
1. Driver Dilemma: In Search of Owner-Operators
After a difficult recession caused many to give up trucking, owner-operators are on the rise again and fleets are doing all they can to recruit and retain them.
view more | Apr 2015 |
2. One Woman Driver's Take on the Driver Shortage
Amanda Jones has been on the road with husband Art Johansson for 13 years and driving for a little less than a year, so she's got some interesting perspectives on what fleets can do to attract and keep drivers, especially female ones.
view more | Apr 2015 |
3. Why GE Decided to Sell Its Fleet Services Business
Although GE Capital Fleet Services has had strong annual revenue growth and a significant product development agenda, its upcoming sale is part of a larger strategic plan by its parent company to focus on its core industrial businesses.
view more | Apr 2015 |
4. How Corrosion Causes Electrical Problems
Almost every electrical or electronic problem with trucks today can be traced back to one single source: corrosion-induced voltage irregularities.
view more | Apr 2015 |
5. Commentary: Self-Driving Trucks Sooner Than You Think
Dutch transport officials have a plan that would see self-driving trucks hauling freight from Rotterdam, Europe’s largest port, to other cities in the next five years.
view more | Apr 2015 |

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