Specialized Carriers Seek Exemption from 30-Minute Break Requirement
HDT Top News
Week of November 24, 2014
Top 5 News
1. Washington State Patrol Faults Trucker for I-5 Bridge Collapse
Detectives from the Washington State Patrol on Monday released the findings of an investigation that determined that the truck that hit the I-5 Skagit River Bridge in May 2013, leading to its collapse, was 2 inches over-height.
view more | 11.18.2014 |
2. Specialized Carriers Seek Exemption from 30-Minute Break Requirement
The Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for relief from the provision, which says drivers must take a half-hour break in an 8-hour shift.
view more | 11.21.2014 |
3. Drivers Increasingly Involved in Truck Cargo Thefts
A new white paper from the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International reports last year truck cargo theft activity spiked in the final quarter of the year, with a total of 242 reported incidents.
view more | 11.21.2014 |
4. Spot Freight Rates Give Back Recent Gains
After recovering somewhat the week before, new numbers show spot market freight rates have turned lower or remain unchanged, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.
view more | 11.19.2014 |
5. Teamsters Win Another FedEx Freight Vote, Cancels Other Elections
A group of 222 drivers at FedEx Freight's Charlotte, N.C., terminal have voted in favor of joining the Teamsters Union.
view more | 11.20.2014 |
Top 5 Articles
1. Attracting New Clients and Drivers through Branding
From the November issue: A new look can go a long way in turning heads while spreading your brand message to people on the road as well as to potential drivers.
view more | Nov 2014 |
2. Test Drive: Western Star 5700XE
Western Star’s 5700XE might just be everything to everyone. It’s a big classic-styled truck with second-to-one aerodynamics.
view more | Nov 2014 |
3. Creating a Safety Environment
Winners of the 2014 Volvo Truck Safety Awards believe safety starts at the top, but the driver is the most important part of the equation.
view more | Nov 2014 |
4. Top 50 Green Fleets of 2014
HDT honors the industry leaders in sustainability, which show the path to being green is different for every fleet.
view more | Nov 2014 |
5. Is There A Set Time to Change Air Springs?
Type of service and wear, along with road damage, tend to establish any schedule, if that’s possible.
view more | Nov 2014 |
 

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