HDT Top News
Week of October 16, 2017
Top 5 News
1. Court Battle Erupts over Truck Trailers and GHG/MPG Rule
Court filings have begun to pile up that may ultimately determine the fate of the trailer-related provision within the federal Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards.
2. Trucking Drives Another Record-Setting Month in For-Hire Freight Movements
The amount of freight moved by U.S. for-hire transportation providers hit an all-time high again in August, according to Transportation Department figures, after breaking the previous record the month before.
3. Toyota’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck to Run Routes in California
Toyota Motor North America has announced that its Project Portal Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell truck has completed initial testing and development and will begin regular drayage routes at ports in Southern California starting in late October.
4. Coca-Cola Adds Lytx DriveCam Video Safety System
Coca-Cola Consolidated implemented the program at three company locations, involving 200 drivers and 115 vehicle assets.
5. Daimler AG Aiming to Get More Nimble at Selling Trucks and Cars
Germany’s Daimler AG has announced that it is considering a new corporate structure that it expects would make the company more responsive to rapidly changing marketplace developments.
Top 5 Articles
1. Ready or Not: 5 Important Questions in the Countdown to ELDs
Fred Fakkema, VP of compliance at Zonar Systems, and Annette Sandberg, former administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, answer in depth five pressing questions of concern to fleets as the Dec. 18 ELD mandate compliance deadline looms ever closer.
2. Commentary: A Whirlwind of Last-Minute ELD Preparations
The ELD mandate requiring electronic logging devices to track driver hours goes into effect Dec. 18. Yet a surprising number of fleets have not yet adopted them.
3. What's Hot in Medium-Duty for 2018
Big rigs are grabbing all the technology headlines today. But medium-duty truck and van models continue to see improved safety and productivity. Check out HDT's annual round-up of what's new in medium-duty.
4. Cyber Security: Connect at Your Own Risk
How fleets can enjoy greater connectivity without risking more cyber attacks. Part eight of our Trucking in the 21st Century series.
5. The Cyber Threat From Within
Does trucking face a cyber-threat resulting from weaknesses in its electronic architecture? From part eight of our Trucking in the 21st Century series.
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