Heavy Duty Trucking

AUG 2014

The Fleet Business Authority

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4 HDT • AUGUST 2014 www.truckinginfo.com departments Follow us on 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring Truck Drivers www.truckinginfo.com/hiring-mistakes The Benefts of Low-Rolling-Resistance Tires Explained www.truckinginfo.com/low-resistance-benefts 7 Things Drivers Need to Do at the Scene of an Accident www.truckinginfo.com/accident-tips Volume 93, Number 8 • AUGUST 2014 contents 6 Masthead 8 Deborah Lockridge Safety and compliance: Everyone's problem 10 Letters 12 Washington Report • Ferro stepping down as FMCSA chief • Congress passes 10-month highway bill 20 Hotline • Shell focuses on global energy future • Strong growth in sleeper equipment • Medium-duty truck registrations trends 30 Fuel Smarts Driving a SuperTruck 36 Test Drive Allison's TC10 automatic transmission 96 Tech Bytes Explaining the Internet of [Trucking] Tings 100 Equipment Report New equipment and products 106 Locking It In New truck? Or new world? View these and more at www.truckinginfo.com/news More at All That's Trucking By Deborah Lockridge CNBC Series Provides Lopsided Portrayal of Truck Safety Trailer Talk By Tom Berg How Important are Claims About Towing Capacity? On the Road By Jim Park Trucking Lost Faith in Anne Ferro — But Replacement Could Be Worse What We're Blogging About truckinginfo.com/blog Truckinginfo Web-Only Features Some of July's hottest stories: 1 Reaction to ELD Proposal Goes Full Circle 2 Navistar Draws Another Lawsuit Over MaxxForce Engines 3 Multiple Lawsuits Filed Against Navistar Over International MaxxForce Engines 4 Ferro to Step Down as FMCSA Chief 5 2015 Ford Diesel Pickups Have More Power and Comfort, Drive Event Shows

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