HDT Top News
Week of March 30, 2015
Top 5 News
1. Daimler Achieves 115% Efficiency Improvement with SuperTruck
Daimler Trucks North America unveiled its futuristic SuperTruck at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show, saying the project exceeded the company’s expectations. The DTNA SuperTruck has achieved 115% freight efficiency improvement, surpassing the Department of Energy program’s goal of 50% improvement.
view more | 03.25.2015 |
2. Technology's Promise Paying Off, Says Volvo Group CEO
In his keynote address at the annual HDMA Briefing Breakfast at the Mid-America Trucking Show Friday morning, Persson sketched out the top trends in transportation regarding highway safety, environmental sustainability, and technology.
view more | 03.27.2015 |
3. DOT Unveils Its Long-Term Transpo Funding Bill
The Department of Transportation today officially announced its $478-billion, six-year transportation reauthorization proposal with just two months left until the current surface-transportation legislation expires.
view more | 03.30.2015 |
4. Kenworth Introduces Advanced Charge Start System
Kenworth will offer an ultracapacitor-based engine start module from Maxwell for increased performance and better protection against battery drainage, the company announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
view more | 03.27.2015 |
5. FMCSA Begins Drug and Alcohol Testing Survey
The Federal Motor Carrier Administration has begun notifying select truck and bus companies to submit drug and alcohol testing program results for its annual survey.
view more | 03.30.2015 |
Top 5 Articles
1. How Will 3D Printing Affect Trucking?
Business is booming, fuel prices are down. So it’s time to start thinking about the next threat to the industry: 3D printing.
view more | Mar 2015 |
2. What It's Like To Eliminate Paper Logs
Tank carrier Langer Transport tossed aside paper driver logs for good this January, opting to switch over to an automated hours-of-service application from Omnitracs LLC.
view more | Mar 2015 |
3. 12 Ideas For Lightweighting Your Trucks
Over the years, manufacturers have designed vehicles and components to reduce weight, and fleets have tried many of them. From their wisdom, we offer a dozen lightweighting ideas for Class 8 trucks and tractors.
view more | Mar 2015 |
4. Explaining the World of Remanufactured Parts
Remanufactured parts are a $7 billion business at retail, which has been growing slowly over the past 30 years but even with this growth, there are some misconceptions about what remanufacturing means and about the quality of reman parts.
view more | Mar 2015 |
5. Driver Dilemma: Expanding the Driver Pool
In the face of a shrinking, aging driver population with high levels of driver turnover the trucking industry and individual carriers are looking for ways to expand the driver pool.
view more | Mar 2015 |

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