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Five Years to Autonomous?
Five Years to Autonomous?

February 10, 2017
Traffic safety expert Dr. Jim Helund thinks autonomous vehicles will be on the road in five years. And their introduction will have far-reaching...

The Future in Your Pocket
The Future in Your Pocket

February 1, 2017
In the Truck Tech blog, senior editor Jack Roberts explains that smartphones are poised to become the foundational building blocks that will take trucking...

Real-World Electric Highway Tests Start in Sweden
Real-World Electric Highway Tests Start in Sweden

January 31, 2017
The 2-kilometer stretch of road features a dedicated hybrid truck lane with a Siemens conductive system with overhead electrical wires, very much like the...

Will Trump's Take on Trade Be Boost or Bust for Fleets?
Will Trump's Take on Trade Be Boost or Bust for Fleets?

January 27, 2017
Last summer, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported that cross-border trade generated by NAFTA alone was worth $89 billion to the trucking industry....

Trump and Trade
Trump and Trade

January 24, 2017
President Trump is already making good on campaign promises to end or seriously alter U.S. free trade agreements. But what are the pros and cons of these moves?

Test Drive: Detroit's 5-Liter Street Fighter
Test Drive: Detroit's 5-Liter Street Fighter

January 23, 2017
Even in an age of ‘rightsizing,’ many fleets have been reluctant to give a 4-cylinder engine a chance. Detroit’s new DD5 diesel is about to challenge that...

Volvo, Mack, to Discontinue 16-liter Diesel Immediately
Volvo, Mack, to Discontinue 16-liter Diesel Immediately

January 23, 2017
Volvo says a general trend toward 13-liter diesel engines is a key factor in discontinuing D16 production.

A Not-So-Gentle Reminder
A Not-So-Gentle Reminder

January 10, 2017
It's never been easier to get distracted behind the wheel -- age and experience notwithstanding. Jack Roberts got an up close and personal reminder of that...

Groups Want Behind-the-Wheel Time Restored to Entry-Level Driver Rule
Groups Want Behind-the-Wheel Time Restored to Entry-Level Driver Rule

December 30, 2016
A trucking association and several safety advocacy groups have petitioned FCMSA to reconsider the Entry-Level Driver Training Final Rule and add minimum...

The Future Revealed
The Future Revealed

December 28, 2016
2016 was the year the crystal ball cleared and offered anyone brave enough to look a clear vision of the future of logistics. Jack Roberts shares his...