HeavyDuty Trucking – Issue

January 2017

Cover Story By Deborah Lockridge
Trucking in the 21st Century

How technology, from e-commerce to autonomous vehicles, is reshaping trucking and logistics.

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Features

Regulatory Outlook: Sunny if Foggy for 2017 “I believe there will not be a ton of regulations that will go 180 degrees due to the change in administration.” – Bill Sullivan, American Trucking Associations

By David Cullen

Trump the candidate promised to eliminate two regulations for every one enacted. Can Trump the president really do that?

What Phase 2 GHG Regs Mean to Fleets Manufacturers are taking cues from their EPA SuperTruck work to meet the new regs. Navistar’s version (left) thus influenced its International LT625 tractor.  Photos: Tom Berg

By Tom Berg

To meet Phase 2 GHG regulations, fleets will have to pay for advances to get required fuel-economy gains and keep everything working.

Departments

Nikola One: Disruptive Technology? The Nikola One sleeper-cab prototype unveiled in early December in Salt Lake City looks like no other. It’s lettered for U.S. Xpress, whose Chairman and CEO Max Fuller believes Nikola One will be “a game changer.” 
Photo: Tom Berg

By Jim Park

If its hydrogen fuel cell-electric powertrain proves workable and reliable, it could replace traditional diesel trucks

Editorials

Commentary: What Dealers Are Doing to Better Meet Fleet Needs Denise Rondini

By Denise Rondini

While it may feel like dealers are ignoring fleets’ concerns, based on interviews with the American Truck Dealers/Heavy Duty Trucking/Procede Truck Dealer of the Year nominees, dealers not only hear what fleets are saying, but also are trying to do something about it.

Trucking Engineers up to the Challenge Rolf Lockwood

By Rolf Lockwood

"Trucking engenders passion, and I see it in the engineers you depend on, who seem able to beat just about any challenge that comes along," writes Rolf Lockwood in January's "Locking it In" column.

Commentary: Cutting to the Chase Deborah Lockridge

By Deborah Lockridge

“In many ways, Tom was both the conscience and subconscious of the trucking press corps." Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge wishes a happy retirement to HDT Senior Editor and long-time trucking industry journalist Tom Berg.

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