Goodyear Automatic Tire Inflation System in Fleet Testing
HDT Top News
Week of October 20, 2014
Top 5 News
1. NTSB to FMCSA: Ban Hands-Free Phone Use
Truck drivers should not use hands-free phones while driving, says the National Transportation Safety Board. The Board’s recommendation was one of several changes it wants the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to make in the wake of a 2013 truck-train crash that caused a derailment, hazmat fire and explosion.
view more | 10.22.2014 |
2. Goodyear Automatic Tire Inflation System in Fleet Testing
Goodyear will test its Air Maintenance Technology for commercial vehicles -- which keeps tires inflated without any external pumps or electronics -- on trucking fleets over the next year and a half.
view more | 10.22.2014 |
3. OSHA Hits Carrier with $43,000 in Fines
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a solid waste removal trucking company for five safety and health violations following an inspection at the company's Mableton, Georgia, facility.
view more | 10.23.2014 |
4. UPS Follows FedEx with Rate Hike, Includes Freight Services
They will increase an average of 4.9% for UPS Freight along with the company’s ground, air and international operations for shipments within and between the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.
view more | 10.21.2014 |
5. Knight Transportation Profit Leaps More Than 66%
With strong demand and tight capacity continuing, Knight Transportation's third-quarter profits are up more than 66% over a year ago, thanks to higher revenue per tractor and per loaded mile and fewer empty miles.
view more | 10.22.2014 |
Top 5 Articles
1. 2015 Medium-Duty Trucks: The Vehicles and Trends to Look For
Medium-duty is the trucking industry's largest segment encompassing a wide variety of jobs from carrying tools and materials to construction sites to delivering food to stores. We take a look at the latest medium-duty offerings and highlight the 2015 models while manufacturers weigh in on industry trends and issues.
view more | Oct 2014 |
2. QuickSpin: LED Headlights vs. Halogen
A comparison between a set of standard halogen headlamps and LED headlamps reveals, well, there is no comparison.
view more | Oct 2014 |
3. Electric Trucks Still Generate a Spark of Interest
Senior Editor Tom Berg looks at the state of the electric truck market as fleets struggle to balance benefits with economics.
view more | Oct 2014 |
4. Safety & Compliance: Preparing For a Crash
Drivers and others at your company need to know what to do in the aftermath of a serious accident.
view more | Oct 2014 |
5. Commentary: When Well-Intentioned Rules Have Unintended Consequences
Keep up the good work on cutting fuel use, but make sure to do your homework.
view more | Oct 2014 |

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