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Panic or Profit? Truck Fleets Need to be Ready for Technology Changes

Fleets that are already tracking new technology and considering its potential will be the ones riding trucking's coming technology wave.

Technology will soon alter existing jobs and create new ones. And now is the time to be considering how your fleet will navigate those changes. Photo: Daimler Trucks North America

January 19, 2018

How fast are autonomous and electric trucks coming? That may be up for debate. But Jack Roberts says in his Truck Tech blog, it's the fleets that are already tracking new technology and considering its potential that will be the ones riding trucking's coming technology wave.

Tags: Electric Vehicles, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles, Drones, Telematics, Technology

Author: Jack Roberts | Posted @ Friday, January 19, 2018 1:36 PM | » Comments(0)

What Will 2018 Bring To Trucking?

Blog Commentary by Jack Roberts, Senior Editor

Peloton's planned launch of its platooning technology could be one of the biggest stories of the coming year, says senior editor Jack Roberts. Photo: Peloton

January 3, 2018

HDT Senior Editor Jack Roberts takes a look at what he's expecting to see in terms of new technology as 2018 picks up steam.

Tags: Technology, Tesla, Truck Platooning, Electric Vehicles, Future Trucks, Peloton Technology, Otto

Author: Jack Roberts | Posted @ Wednesday, January 3, 2018 2:50 PM | » Comments(0)

Looking Forward and Backward

Blog Commentary by Jack Roberts, Senior EDitor

If nothing else, it seems likely 2017 will go down as 'The Year of the Electric Truck,' says Senior Editor Jack Roberts. Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso

December 15, 2017

It turned out 2017 was quite a year in terms of setting the stage for trucking's adoption of emerging technology. Does that mean 2018 will be a snoozer?

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, International, Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, vehicle to vehicle communication, Tesla, vehicle to infrastructure communication, Electric Vehicles, Future Trucks, Nikola Motor Company, Donald Trump

Author: Jack Roberts | Posted @ Friday, December 15, 2017 1:13 PM | » Comments(1)

10 Tesla Takeaways: Part II

Blog Commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts

Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks to a racous crowd at the launch of the new Semi Class 8 truck in California on Nov. 16, 2017. Photo: Jack Roberts

November 22, 2017

We learned a lot during the Tesla Truck launch last week. But there are still things we don't know about the splashy new electric truck. HDT Senior Editor Jack Roberts takes a look at what we need to know from Tesla going forward.

Tags: Technician Training, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Future Trucks, Truck Dealers, Autonomous Vehicles, Tesla Semi

Author: Jack Roberts | Posted @ Wednesday, November 22, 2017 8:07 AM | » Comments(0)

10 Tesla Takeaways: Part I

Blog Commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts

In many ways, the Tesla truck launch in California last week pointed the way toward trucking's future. Photo: Jack Roberts

November 21, 2017

The Tesla Semi launch in California last week answered many questions while leaving others hanging in the air. Jack Roberts' Truck Tech Blog highlights five things we learned after the truck's debut – and in Part 2, five lingering questions Tesla needs to answer.

Tags: Tesla, Truck Platooning, Electric Vehicles, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles, Safety, Tesla Semi

Author: Jack Roberts | Posted @ Tuesday, November 21, 2017 12:42 PM | » Comments(3)

What Do Bans of Diesel and Gasoline Cars in Europe Mean for Trucking?

Blog Commentary by Jack Roberts, Senior Editor

In the short term, new all-electric vehicle mandates from around the globe won't affect North America much. But the long-term trendlines favoring electric vehicles seem clear. Photo: Scania

July 31, 2017

Great Britain has joined France and India in phasing out gasoline- and diesel-powered passenger cars over the next 20 years. Will those mandates affect the North American trucking industry? Senior Editor Jack Roberts has more in his Truck Tech blog.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Diesel Emissions, Climate Change, Electric Vehicles, Gasoline Engines, Global, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

Author: Jack Roberts | Posted @ Monday, July 31, 2017 2:08 PM | » Comments(4)

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

December 28, 2016

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.

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)

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