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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

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)

Why Tesla Matters – Beyond the Electric Powertrain

Blog commentary by Jack Roberts, Senior Editor

What does the Tesla Model S display tell us about truck interiors of the future? Photo: Jack Roberts

November 17, 2017

Powertrain aside, the Tesla truck is a glimpse of the future of trucking and will be a game-changer for trucks very soon, says Jack Roberts in his Truck Tech blog.

Tags: Tesla, Drivers

Author: Jack Roberts | Posted @ Friday, November 17, 2017 9:24 AM | » Comments(0)

Time to Face The Future Head-On

Blog commentary by Jack Roberts

Newcomers to trucking are looking at established business models and probing for weaknesses with fresh eyes -- and ideas. Photo: Daimler Trucks

August 15, 2017

Tech gurus are flocking to trucking with new ideas and new technology. The time to prepare for the changes that are coming is now, says Jack Roberts in his Truck Tech blog.

Tags: Information Technology, Elon Musk, Amazon.com, Connected Vehicle Technology, Tesla, Uber, Cloud-Based Technology, Future Trucks, Nikola Motor Company

Author: Jack Roberts | Posted @ Tuesday, August 15, 2017 7:24 AM | » Comments(2)

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)

Electric Trucks Charge Ahead

Ann-Christin Landman drives a Scania P320 in Karlstad, Sweden, powered by a hydrotreated vegetable oil-electric drivetrain. Photo: Värmlands Folkblad

May 2, 2017

If you're an American fleet professional, it’s starting to look like your first, hands-on exposure to all the new transportation technology emerging today is going to with an electric truck.

Tags: Hino, Mercedes-Benz, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Mitsubishi Fuso, Alternative-fuel vehicles, Tesla, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Scania, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Nikola Motor Company, Global

Author: Jack Roberts | Posted @ Tuesday, May 2, 2017 1:01 PM | » Comments(0)

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