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The Power of Consumer Perception and How Fleets Can Benefit

Blog commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts

USA Today says major retailers “benefited from California port trucking companies that forced their drivers into debt, made them work up to 20 hours a day and sometimes paid them pennies per hour.” Photo: U.S. Dept. of Transportation

July 5, 2017

If your company makes infant car seats, you'd be insane to ship those products in any truck today that isn't equipped with the latest and greatest vehicle safety systems available. Jack Roberts talks about the public-image implications of the relationship between shippers and fleets in his Truck Tech blog.

Tags: Sustainability, Green Fleets, Retail Sales, Social Media, Fleet Sustainability, Public Relations, Safety

Author: Jack Roberts | Posted @ Wednesday, July 5, 2017 8:17 AM | » Comments(0)

Tesla-Truck Crash: Cruise Control on Steroids

Blog commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts

Tesla's autonomous vehicle control system warned Joshua Brown 7 times to take over control of the car before his fatal crash last year. Photo: NTSB/Florida Highway Patrol

June 21, 2017

New details around the infamous Tesla autonomous driving crash last year bring up an important point about new technology. Jack Roberts has the story in his Truck Tech blog.

Tags: Tesla, Autonomous Vehicles, Safety, Driver Safety, Technology

Author: Jack Roberts | Posted @ Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:32 PM | » Comments(3)

Five Years to Autonomous?

Autonomous vehicles will help move freight more efficiently. But how engaged will drivers have to be?

February 10, 2017

Traffic safety expert Dr. Jim Helund thinks autonomous vehicles will be on the road in five years. And their introduction will have far-reaching consequences for all of us.

Tags: Legislation, GHSA, Law Enforcement, Autonomous Vehicles, Safety

Author: Jack Roberts | Posted @ Friday, February 10, 2017 12:44 PM | » Comments(2)

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