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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.

February 17, 2016

HDT Top 20 Products of 2016

These are the top 20 products from the past year which demonstrated innovation, significance to the industry and potential to improve a trucking operations bottom line.

February 16, 2016

FTR Conference: Class 8 Sales Declining, Mediums, Trailers Still Good

Technology will boost productivity and truck utilization to where demand for equipment will greatly decline, one researcher says.

February 3, 2016

Heavy-Duty Aftermarket in ‘Learning Spiral’

A panel of fleets, dealers, parts distributors and repair garages had far-reaching discussions while taking a 360-degree view of the aftermarket at the recent Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas.

November 1, 2015

HDT Top 20 Products of 2015

These are the top 20 products from the past year which demonstrated innovation, significance to the industry and potential to improve a trucking operations bottom line.

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.

July 9, 2015

Old School Plumber Goes High Tech

A telematics system, digital inventory control and pipe cameras have helped this small plumbing fleet create a more efficient working process — while improving and speeding up its customer service.

June 22, 2015

Samsung System Tells Motorists When It's Safe to Pass

Many traffic accidents in Argentina happen when motorists try to pass slower vehicles on two-lane roads.Here's a fix.

June 19, 2015

Disruption is the Latest Technology Buzzword

The key disrupter in recent years has been the Internet, which has changed the way a number of industries operate. In trucking, e-commerce has profoundly affected trucking operations, especially those that serve retailers.

June 17, 2015

Cummins Kicks Off Redefining Tour Technology Showcase

Cummins has kicked off its 2015 Redefining Tour, a coast-to-coast mobile event showcasing the company’s current and future technologies.

June 16, 2015

Mining Data for Fuel Savings

Fleet use of technologies to reduce costs is nothing new. Along with increased productivity and efficiency, cutting fuel costs was a big reason fleets adopted technologies such as automated routing and dispatch, GPS tracking and mobile communications.

June 4, 2015

Omnitracs Offers Free Trial of Recruiting Model

Omnitracs is offering a six-month free trial of its custom Recruiting Model in celebration of the company’s 10-year anniversary.

May 28, 2015

Peterbilt Highlights Technology Transformation

Two decades ago, Peterbilt was primarily known for its classic truck designs that appealed to owner-operators and small fleets. But as it showed reporters during its Technology Showcase at its plant in Denton, Texas, it has reinvented itself as a company on top of the latest technology and fuel economy.

May 27, 2015

Truck Platooning Report Shows Fuel Economy Gains

A report on the first phase of research into the possible benefits of truck platooning technologies showed that all trucks in a platoon gained fuel efficiencies, with the lead truck gaining as much as a 5 percent improvement while the trailing truck got up to 10 percent improvement.

May 21, 2015

Cameras in the Cab

Truck fleets are increasingly deploying in-cab video systems as part of their technological arsenal to increase safety and security.

May 21, 2015

The Future of Visibility

While mirrors are here to stay, high-tech supplements are on the horizon.

May 1, 2015

Bakery Fleet Boosts Safety with SmartDrive Video System

Within the first three weeks after it deployed the SmartDrive Systems video-based driver safety program, Mid South Baking Company boosted its internal safety score by 68%.

May 1, 2015

NTSB Report Finds Value in On-Board Video Systems

An NTSB report has concluded that on-board video systems can “provide valuable information for evaluating the circumstances leading to a crash,” if the cameras are positioned properly and if the systems are adequate for recording in low light.

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