HDT Top News
Week of March 19, 2018
Top 5 News
1. FMCSA: A Driver Found Lacking Required ELD May Finish Trip
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has advised how the electronic logging device mandate will be enforced beginning April 1, 2018, when the period of “soft enforcement” ends.
2. Kenworth Donates T680 to Award Honoring Veterans Who Become Truckers
For the third consecutive year, Kenworth has donated a T680 Advantage to the Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence program recognizing top rookie military veteran truck drivers.
3. Volvo Trucks Projects 'Very Strong' Class 8 Truck Sales
Volvo Trucks is expecting North American Class 8 truck sales this year to significantly exceed its current official projection of 280,000.
4. Scania Inks Historic Platooning Agreement
European truck OEM Scania has inked what it calls a "landmark" agreement to begin testing platooning operations on Scandinavian highways.
5. Knight Transportation Buys Abilene Motor Express
Knight Transportation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Knight-Swift Holdings, has acquired all of the assets of Abilene Motor Express and related entities, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
Top 5 Articles
1. Where Did the Hours of Service Rules Come From, Anyway?
How the hours of service rules for truck drivers ever became a safety regulation is a question that has vexed many in the industry.
2. The Battle for Diesel Technicians
As fleets face off against the growing technician shortage, the need grows for partnerships with educational institutions and enhanced recruiting and retention efforts.
3. Dealing with Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Trucking
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association suspects that about 28% of the commercial driver population may be suffering from some degree of obstructive sleep apnea.
4. Keeping Truck Bodies Repaired Is Good for the Bottom Line
Keeping truck cabs in good repair has always been good for a fleet’s image. And today, it’s good for the bottom line as well.
5. ELD Rule: Three Paths to Compliance
Three small fleets share their methods to choose and implement electronic logging systems, integrate electronic compliance into their business processes, instruct drivers, and manage enforcement under the new rules.
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