Sleeper Pilot Program on Track for 2016
HDT Top News
Week of October 27, 2014
Top 5 News
1. FMCSA Wants Stricter Prescription Narcotics Restrictions
Truck drivers who use prescribed narcotics should not be allowed to drive, say the doctors who advise the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. That could mean changes in driver medical exams.
view more | 10.28.2014 |
2. Sleeper Pilot Program on Track for 2016
It will take another year to launch a pilot program to see if drivers can safely split their sleeper berth rest time. The option is being pushed by carriers and drivers who believe more flexible rules could actually reduce driver fatigue.
view more | 10.28.2014 |
3. HDT Announces Top 50 Green Fleets of 2014
Heavy Duty Trucking announced its second annual Top 50 Green Fleets at the Green Fleet Conference in Schaumburg, Ill., Thursday. A ceremony was held at the conference to honor these fleets for their sustainability efforts in areas such as fuel economy, alternative fuels and emissions.
view more | 10.30.2014 |
4. FMCSA Seeks Comments on ELD Registration Plan
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration took a step toward the pending electronic logging mandate with a notice about registering the devices log manufacturers will bring to market.
view more | 10.29.2014 |
5. Second Con-way Terminal Joins Teamsters; Two Vote No
The Teamsters Union has gotten the go-ahead from workers at a second Con-way Freight terminal to represent them in talks with company management, but were turned back at two other locations in votes all supervised by the National Labor Relations Board.
view more | 10.27.2014 |
Top 5 Articles
1. 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 |
2. Test Drive: Kenworth T880 Heavy-Haul
Heavy haul is one of many tasks that the increasingly popular vocational model has been engineered for.
view more | Oct 2014 |
3. 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 |
4. 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 |
5. Full-length Skirts Add Fuel Savings for Nussbaum
Nussbaum is streamlining its trailers looking to save money on fuel. Skirts, TrailerTails and a few other modifications together save close to 1 mpg.
view more | Oct 2014 |

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