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New EPA rule would crack down on truck emissions

The Trump administration announced Monday the development of a proposal to tighten pollution control standards on trucks, per an EPA press release. This is in sharp contrast to other Trump administration environmental policies, which have aimed to roll back previous...

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5 Benefits of Taking Multivitamins Daily

What are multivitamins? Your body needs vitamins and nutrients to function properly. For that, you need to eat a balanced diet. Unfortunately, not everyone gets to eat the right food everyday. That’s where multivitamins come in. Multivitamins are a combination of...

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Truckers are everyday Santas!

Every year, we marvel at Santa Claus’ extraordinary feat of delivering toys to boys and girls all over the world. While it’s impossible for any mortal to match what Santa accomplishes in a single night, he does have down-to-earth counterparts in freight terminals and...

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DOT Acronyms

AOBRD Automatic On-Board Recording Device BA          Blood Alcohol BASICs  Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement CDL        Commercial Driver’s License CFR        Code of Federal Regulations CLP         Commercial Learner’s Permit CMV      Commercial Motor Vehicle...

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Getting good Zzzzzs!

A study of thousands of truck drivers who were given free CPAP machines to treat sleep apnea saved fleets an estimated $441 per month, per driver in medical insurance costs from health care problems other than sleep apnea. The findings indicate the savings could be...

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Trucking operational costs soared 7.7% in 2018

The costs of operating a for-hire Class 8 truck rose 7.7% in 2018, the biggest jump since 2010 and the highest per-mile cost since the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) began tracking the data in 2008. The average marginal cost per mile rose to $1.82...

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HDL Testimonials

Check out some testimonials from our Driver Roundtable on November 16th! Merritt: with HDL 2004-2011 and 2016 - present. "I came back to HDL because no one treats me better. I can take family vacations whenever I want; no questions asked." Andrew: full time since 2017...

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ATA’s 86th annual Management Conference & Exhibition

SAN DIEGO — Trucking leaders discussed how potential changes to federal regulations and international trade policy may soon affect the industry during American Trucking Associations’ 86th annual Management Conference & Exhibition, held from Oct. 5-8. The event,...

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Eating On The Go – Fast Food Nutrition

For the people who spend a lot of time on the road, fast food can easily become a main feature in their daily diet. While fast food is known for being extremely unhealthy and fattening, the restaurants are gradually starting to add more healthy options to their menus,...

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