HDT Top News
Week of May 23, 2016
Top 5 News
1. California Clean Air Plan Calls for Further NOx, PM Reductions
As part of a broad-reaching clean air program, California has proposed a low-NOx engine standard for heavy trucks. Truck and engine makers have said in the past that striving for low NOx in diesels could conflict with federal efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by increasing fuel economy.
view more | 05.20.2016 |
2. Daimler Trucks North America Supports New 2017 Truck Show
UPDATED -- Daimler Trucks North America has signed a letter of intent to exhibit at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) Show, a new biennial trucking show to be held September 2017 in Atlanta, Ga.
view more | 05.23.2016 |
3. Daimler Sees NAFTA Class 6-8 Market Dropping 15%
The parent company of Freightliner and Western Star said it now forecasts that the overall North American market for Class 6 to 8 trucks will “contract by approximately 15% in 2016.”
view more | 05.20.2016 |
4. Senate Keeps Hours-of-Service Fix in Funding Bill
The Senate has passed a transportation funding bill that includes a fix of earlier legislative language that muddied what might happen to the Hour of Service rule’s restart provisions if a mandated study cannot show that the restart changes benefitted drivers.
view more | 05.20.2016 |
5. Mack Testing Hybrid Drayage Truck at SoCal Ports
Mack Trucks will demonstrate two zero-emission capable drayage trucks as part of a California-based heavy-duty truck development project led by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
view more | 05.20.2016 |
Top 5 Articles
1. Test Drive: Ford's New F-650 Looks, Feels Familiar
If you found Ford’s previous F-650 and F-750 useful, comfortable and easy to drive, you’ll feel the same way about the new generation.
view more | May 2016 |
2. Tribe Express Takes the Long View on Driver Retention
Boasting a turnover rate as low as 33%, Tribe Express’ roster includes veteran truckers between 50 and 60 years old, as well as an increasing number of younger (age 28 to 35) and female drivers.
view more | May 2016 |
3. Commentary: Options for Dealing With the Technician Shortage
No matter how well-made trucks are, they are going to break down occasionally, and they will always require maintenance on a regular basis. Enter the need for finding qualified technicians and then retaining them.
view more | May 2016 |
4. ELDs: What Happens When You Have to Rent a Truck?
Truck rental and leasing companies say the electronic logs mandate presents problems for them and their customers.
view more | May 2016 |
5. Figuring Out DPF Maintenance
DPF and aftertreatment systems may be a maintenance nightmare, but they aren’t going away. It’s up to you to figure them out.
view more | May 2016 |

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