Truck Tech

A Not-So-Gentle Reminder

It's never been easier to get distracted behind the wheel -- age and experience notwithstanding.

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It's never been easier to get distracted behind the wheel -- age and experience notwithstanding. Jack Roberts got an up close and personal reminder of that recently, as he shares in his Truck Tech blog. READ MORE

Tags: Accidents, Driver Safety, Cell Phone Use, Driver Safety Tips, Distracted Driving

Author: Jack Roberts | Posted @ Tuesday, January 10, 2017 1:39 PM | » Comments(0)

The Future Revealed

Autonomous truck technology like that in Freightliner's Inspiration Truck is part of a sweeping wave of technology. Photo courtesy of Freightliner

2016 was the year the crystal ball cleared and offered anyone brave enough to look a clear vision of the future of logistics. Jack Roberts shares his end-of-year thoughts in his Truck Tech blog. READ MORE

Tags: Daimler Trucks North America, Truck Platooning, Electric Vehicles, Peloton Technology, Autonomous Vehicles, Otto

Author: Jack Roberts | Posted @ Wednesday, December 28, 2016 12:45 PM | » Comments(0)

Technology, Trucks and Terror

Can technology stop terrorists from attacking with highjacked trucks?

Autonomous driving technology could stop terrorist truck attacks before they happen. Photo: Freightliner

Take technology far enough and you'll have smart trucks that simply cannot be used as weapons of terror like this week's attack in Berlin, writes Jack Roberts in his Truck Tech blog. READ MORE

Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Terrorism

Author: Jack Roberts | Posted @ Tuesday, December 20, 2016 6:31 AM | » Comments(0)

Rush Truck Centers Pushes the Telematic Frontier Forward

A Rush Call Center technician in San Antonio, TX, works a repair problem for a customer with a truck down in Indianapolis. Photo: Jack Roberts

Telematics will be the next big game-changer in trucking - one of those advances where, in 5 to 10 years, you'll wonder how you ever managed to keep a truck fleet rolling without it. READ MORE

Tags: Rush Truck Centers, Technicians, Decisiv

Author: Jack Roberts | Posted @ Tuesday, December 13, 2016 1:43 PM | » Comments(1)

Is Another Round of Emissions Wars Coming?

Photo: Jim Park

The election of Donald Trump as president has opened up questions about many issues that most people thought were settled. Heavy truck emissions are one such topic. HDT Senior Editor Jack Roberts addresses the issue in his new Truck Tech blog. READ MORE

Tags: Environment, Regulations, Diesel Emissions, Donald Trump

Author: Jack Roberts | Posted @ Tuesday, December 6, 2016 12:00 AM | » Comments(2)

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Jack Roberts

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As a licensed commercial driver, HDT senior editor Jack Roberts often reports on ground-breaking technical developments and trends in an industry being transformed by technology. With more than two decades covering trucking, in Truck Tech he offers his insights on everything from the latest equipment, systems and components, to telematics and autonomous vehicle technologies.

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