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October 3, 2016

Highlights From the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show [Video]

Autonomous technologies, connectivity and fuel efficiency were common themes at the recent IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Germany. Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge was among the throng of international journalists there and has these video highlights.

October 3, 2016

Bosch Shows off Concept of Trucking Future at IAA

Bosch shared its vision of the truck of the next decade, and showed off its latest advanced technology, at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Germany.

September 21, 2016

Daimler Shows Off Vision of Future at IAA Show

Daimler Trucks kicked off the IAA international Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, Germany, by focusing on the future of the urban city, with the unveiling of its Urban eTruck.

September 16, 2016

FTR: Future Transportation Will Require a Whole New Playbook

Changes on the way for trucking could be as sweeping as the deregulation of the early 1980s or the invention of the Interstate Highway System, according to analysts with FTR at the company's transportation conference.

June 21, 2016

The Future of Fuel Economy

A fundamental shift in thinking has transformed the trucking industry and ushered in a new era of highly advanced vehicles delivering unprecedented fuel savings. But it’s only the beginning.

April 14, 2016

How Automation, Technology Will Change Trucking in the Next Decade

The changes currently happening in technology and automation are likely to change trucking as profoundly as the development of the Interstate Highway System, predicted Noel Perry Thursday in FTR’s monthly State of Freight webinar.

February 16, 2016

Commentary: Driving Into the Future

Autonomous vehicles, platooning, 3D printing, drones and more could change the equipment you buy and how you serve customers.

February 11, 2016

Gauging Trucking’s Digital Disruptors

No fewer than five technology-based “disruptors” to freight transportation were identified in a recent survey of carrier/3PL/broker, shipper and trucking supplier executives conducted by Princeton Consulting.

February 2, 2016

7 Technologies That Will Affect Trucking and the Aftermarket

The trucking industry aftermarket is being bombarded with technology, and that trend is not likely to go away any time soon, according to industry analyst Derek Kaufman.

October 2, 2015

Daimler Takes the Next Step Toward Autonomous Trucks

In Germany Friday, Daimler Trucks is operating what it says is the first series-production truck to operate on an automated basis on the highway.

September 15, 2015

New Technologies Will Create Challenges for Transportation

Technological changes can happen very quickly and if companies are not prepared to recognize and embrace these changes, they could end up going out of business as the new technologies make their products or services obsolete.

August 31, 2015

Rolling Along Toward Autonomous Trucks

Several news reports in the past week indicate that progress is being made on the road to autonomous commercial trucks.

July 22, 2015

Fleet Technology Expo Attendees Can Enjoy Southern California

With its new location in Southern California, the Fleet Technology Expo offers attendees a chance to combine business and pleasure, say event organizers – even a family vacation.

July 15, 2015

Commentary: The Unmanned Vision

While much has been made about autonomous trucks lately, at least one group is looking ahead to unmanned vehicles altogether.

April 17, 2015

Sensing a Disruption

In his new Passing Zone blog, Executive Editor David Cullen examines vehicle-mounted sensors - a deceptively disruptive technology that has in many ways reshaped the trucking landscape.

April 16, 2015

Commentary: Self-Driving Trucks Sooner Than You Think

Dutch transport officials have a plan that would see self-driving trucks hauling freight from Rotterdam, Europe’s largest port, to other cities in the next five years.

March 20, 2015

Drones And the Future of Package Delivery

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted approval for Amazon to test drone delivery, but don't expect a drone on your doorstep soon.

December 30, 2014

5 Fantastic Future Truck Technologies

For trucking journalists and technology junkies, 2014 was a year that offered tantalizing glimpses of a sci-fi trucking future that may not be too far off. Deborah Lockridge looks at five reasons 2014 was "the year of the future" in trucking.

October 6, 2014

The Self-Driving, Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 (Video)

Daimler shows where the future of trucking might be with this video of a self-driving, fuel-efficient Future Truck 2025 concept truck. 

September 22, 2014

Daimler Trucks Shares its Vision of the Future

When Daimler Trucks revealed to the world the first truly autonomous on-highway truck, it was digitally camouflaged to prevent anyone, including competitors, from getting a close look at it. In Hanover, Germany, the day before the official opening of the 2014 International Commercial Vehicle show (IAA), Daimler took the wraps of the truck and showed the worlds its vision of the future.

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