Technology

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March 19, 2018

Q&A: ZF's Emerging Technology Push Gains Steam

ZF has deep roots as a technology pioneer. In this exclusive HDT interview, Mitja Schulz, senior VP and general manager of commercial steering systems for ZF TRW, talks about how the company is serving both North American fleets and OEMs with a growing portfolio of advanced vehicle systems.

March 4, 2018

Technology & Maintenance Council Meeting Kicks off in Atlanta

As TMC's annual meeting kicks off this week, news on new products, maintenance procedures and emerging technology in the trucking industry will flow out of Atlanta, including sessions on hot topics such as last-mile delivery and autonomous trucks.

February 14, 2018

AxleTech Rebrands to Emphasize Technology Investment

AxleTech International has rebranded as simply AxleTech with the aim of emphasizing the “tech” in its name, acknowledging its focus on and investments in being a technology company.

January 25, 2018

Let the Robot Drive?

Another Tesla Autopilot crash this week is a reminder that autonomous vehicle technology still has a ways to go before it's ready for widespread use on public roads. But that doesn't mean the technology isn't viable.

January 19, 2018

Panic or Profit? Truck Fleets Need to be Ready for Technology Changes

How fast are autonomous and electric trucks coming? That may be up for debate. But Jack Roberts says in his Truck Tech blog, it's the fleets that are already tracking new technology and considering its potential that will be the ones riding trucking's coming technology wave.

January 11, 2018

New Conference Puts Focus on Freight Technology

FreightWaves is launching its inaugural Transparency18 conference, focusing on freight technology and the economy. The conference is set to take place from May 22-23 in Atlanta, Ga.

January 3, 2018

What Will 2018 Bring To Trucking?

HDT Senior Editor Jack Roberts takes a look at what he's expecting to see in terms of new technology as 2018 picks up steam.

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.

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