NTSB Investigating FedEx Freight-Bus Crash That Killed 10
HDT Top News
Week of April 14, 2014
Top 5 News
1. Many Unanswered Questions Following Fatal FedEx Truck-Bus Crash
A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board about a fiery crash between a FedEx Freight tractor-trailer and a bus in California killing 10 won’t be issued for at least about another month.
view more | 04.13.2014 |
2. NTSB Investigating FedEx Freight-Bus Crash That Killed 10
UPDATED -- The National Transportation Safety Board has sent a “go-team” to investigate the cause of a deadly tractor-trailer bus crash that happened Thursday in California, killing at least 10 people.
view more | 04.11.2014 |
3. Senators Agree on Highway Bill Principles
A bipartisan group of Senators has agreed on the outline of bill to reauthorize the federal highway program. The terms of the deal cover policy principles such as a long-term bill and maintaining existing programs but they do not cover the key question of how to pay for the program.
view more | 04.11.2014 |
4. New Tolling System at Ambassador Bridge for Canadian Bound Rigs
The Ambassador Bridge is implementing its non-stop tolling system, known as APASS, for all commercial traffic going into Canada, according to the Ontario Trucking Association.
view more | 04.11.2014 |
5. Professional Truck Drivers Deliver a Baby Boy at Denny’s
Two professional truck drivers have been credited for delivering a baby in an unusual location and saving his life. For their quick thinking and willingness to help, the men have been added to the Truckload Carriers Association’s roster of Highway Angels, professional drivers who stop to help others.
view more | 04.11.2014 |
Top 5 Articles
1. Natural Gas Fuel Loses Some of its Luster, But Not Going Away
The enthusiasm for natural gas fueled vehicles seems to be stuttering a bit. Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge offers insights from the Mid-America Trucking Show into the status of this alternative fuel for trucking.
view more | Apr 2014 |
2. Do We Worry Too Much About Inflation Pressure?
Tire pressure monitoring systems have allowed us a peek into the secret life of tires, and revealed some astonishing details.
view more | Apr 2014 |
3. Finding and Keeping Drivers With The One-Two Punch: Pay & Respect
Recruiting and retention. It’s akin to bailing water out of a boat that has a hole in it. You really have to plug the hole first, otherwise you’re constantly fighting to stay afloat. In the trucking industry, that hole is driver retention.
view more | Apr 2014 |
4. Test Drive: Optimized Lightweight VNL
Senior Editor Tom Berg takes Volvo's lightweight Optimized VNL430 for a drive near Volvo's New River Valley plant in Virginia.
view more | Apr 2014 |
5. Q&A: Utility's Craig Bennett Talks About 100 Years of Being in Business
Craig Bennett, senior vice president sales & marketing for Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., recently sat down with HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge to talk about the company's 100 years in business.
view more | Apr 2014 |

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