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Trump Talks Infrastructure – But Will He Go Far Enough?

Blog Commentary by Jack Roberts, Senior Editor

Dedicated lanes for electric trucks, with overhead electric cables to supply power, will likely be a common fixture in a modern 21st Century highway network. Photo: Scania

January 8, 2018

President Trump and Republicans have moved on to talking about infrastructure. But are they talking about the right kind of infrastructure trucking will need to compete in the future? HDT Senior Editor Jack Roberts doesn't think so.

Tags: Infrastructure, U.S. Congress, Donald Trump

Author: Jack Roberts | Posted @ Monday, January 8, 2018 8:21 AM | » Comments(0)

Eisenhower and the Interstate

Blog commentary by Jack Roberts, Senior Editor

German POWs march to the rear while U.S. Army forces advance in both lanes on the German Autobahn in this iconic 1945 photograph. Photo: U.S. Army

May 18, 2017

Because of his personal experiences as both a lowly Army officer and Supreme Commander of Allied Forces Europe, Dwight Eisenhower understood the importance of a modern highway system better than any other leader of his time. Part 2 in a series.

Tags: Infrastructure, Interstate, World War II

Author: Jack Roberts | Posted @ Thursday, May 18, 2017 7:35 AM | » Comments(0)

Hyperloop: A Faster Future for Freight?

Commentary by Jack Roberts, Senior Editor

Elon Musk is betting that hyperloop pods will one day carry passengers and cargo at speeds up to 800 mph. Photo: Hyperloop One

April 7, 2017

Advocates say hyperloop travel tubes will one day shoot passenger and cargo pods between cities faster than the speed of sound. But even if they don't, it's likely the technology associated with them will bring changes to how freight is moved in the future, writes Jack Roberts in the Truck Tech blog.

Tags: Technology, Infrastructure, Elon Musk, Future Trucks

Author: Jack Roberts | Posted @ Friday, April 7, 2017 1:31 PM | » Comments(0)

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