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November 13, 2017

Report Cites Twin Trailers, Platooning to Cut Fuel Consumed by Long-Haul Trucks

Securing America's Future Energy found that long-haul trucks account for 13% of daily petroleum consumption. Its new report says adopting 33-foot twin trailers and platooning technologies in the trucking industry could help save fuel and reduce U.S. dependence on oil.

October 26, 2017

Trump Administration Moves to Establish Drone Policy

The Trump administration issued a memorandum on Oct. 25 directing the Department of Transportation to establish a program in conjunction with state and local governments to regulate drone operation in delivery applications.

October 25, 2017

Blockchain Explained, Part I

In Part I of this two-part blog series, HDT senior editor Jack Roberts explains how the widely misunderstood blockchain concept works and how it will soon superpower logistics operations around the globe.

October 23, 2017

TMW Systems Reveals Plans for Blockchain System

TMW Systems says it is developing a new blockchain system for trucking with the potential to create a transparent, secure, real-time logistics matrix that could save the industry as much as $80 million a year.

October 20, 2017

The Human Element, First and Foremost

The rate of change and complexity of new technology can be daunting. But technology is simply a tool to make our jobs -- and our lives -- easier.

September 14, 2017

Comdata, AscendTMS Partner to Provide Free TMS to Carriers, Fleets

AscendTMS will be offered to Comdata fleet and carrier customers, at no cost, to fully manage their logistics businesses.

August 31, 2017

Will Future Tech Have a Domino Effect on Fleets?

Transportation analyst Rick Mihelic says electric powertrains and autonomous vehicles will only be the beginning of the changes fleets will have to deal with in the near-term future.

August 24, 2017

Truckers Aren't Terrorists

A science writer in MIT's Technology Review is worried angry truckers will one day hack or "bedazzle" autonomous vehicle systems to deliberately cause accidents, Jack Roberts pumps the brakes on that idea in his Truck Tech blog.

June 29, 2017

A Logistical Close Shave

Gillette now offers razor blade sales direct to its customers. But why is that an important development for truck fleets nationwide? Blog commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts.

June 21, 2017

Tesla-Truck Crash: Cruise Control on Steroids

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.

May 2, 2017

Group Crafts New Terminology to Describe Emerging Autonomous Vehicle Technology

The Consumer Technology Association, working in conjunction with leading automotive and trucking industry OEMs and suppliers, has worked out a “common lexicon” to help consumers better understand the terms and concepts associated with autonomous vehicle technologies.

April 13, 2017

Truck Platooning to Become Reality This Year

Peloton CEO Josh Switkes says early-adopter platooning fleets are "chomping at the bit" and ready to go. An infusion of funding led by Omnitracs will help make that happen.

April 11, 2017

'Made by Human Workers:' Will There be a Backlash Against Automation?

More and more people are starting to question how beneficial the large-scale automation of jobs will be for society as a whole. But all the robots in the world can't overcome the will of the people and the power of the almighty dollar. Jack Roberts has more in the Truck Tech Blog.

April 7, 2017

Hyperloop: A Faster Future for Freight?

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.

April 6, 2017

Real-World Fuel Economy Challenge to Hit the Road in September

In September, a contingent of trucks from fleets around the country will hit the road to see if their special blend of vehicles, technology and drivers can log the highest fuel economy numbers in real-world operating conditions.

April 4, 2017

Hints of a Hyper-Competitive Future

In his Truck Tech blog, HDT's Jack Roberts asks, "Could Chinese cars on Irish roads spell trouble for U.S. automakers?"

March 20, 2017

TMC's New Chairman on Trucking's Race to the Future

“I’m really thinking a lot about the ‘TMC of Tomorrow,'" says Glen McDonald, for whom assuming the chairmanship of the ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council is a pinnacle moment in his long career in trucking.

November 15, 2016

Commentary: 3 Things to Be Thankful For

You don’t have to be a driver to know there are plenty of things we can complain about in trucking. In the Nov. editorial, editor-in-chief Deborah Lockridge suggests three things trucking can be thankful for.

June 29, 2016

Electronic Measuring Devices Warn If Obstacles Are Too Low

In many states, rigs carrying oversize loads are escorted by pilot cars, some of them equipped with poles to gauge overhead obstructions. There are better ways.

March 15, 2016

Commentary: Don't Keep Looking for a Faster Horse

Throughout history, people have conceptualized the technological future only as a fancier version of the present.

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