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ZF Brings Reax Electronic Steering System to Heavy Truck Market
ZF Brings Reax Electronic Steering System to Heavy Truck Market

August 20, 2017
ZF's new Reax electronic steering system reads sensors from a wide array of vehicle systems and provides drivers with augmented control automatically...

Time to Face The Future Head-On
Time to Face The Future Head-On

August 15, 2017
Tech gurus are flocking to trucking with new ideas and new technology. The time to prepare for the changes that are coming is now, says Jack Roberts in his...

Scuttling of Sleep Apnea Screening Proposal Draws Heated Reactions
Scuttling of Sleep Apnea Screening Proposal Draws Heated Reactions

August 14, 2017
The Trump administration's move to halt progress on a proposal that would have required sleep apnea screening for truck drivers and train engineers was met...

Telsa Wants to Test Self-Driving Class 8 Electric Truck in Two States
Telsa Wants to Test Self-Driving Class 8 Electric Truck in Two States

August 10, 2017
According to published reports, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has reached out to California and Nevada DMV officials to set up tests of his all-electric Class 8 truck...

VW CEO: Tesla Among Our Top Competitors
VW CEO: Tesla Among Our Top Competitors

August 7, 2017
In the "old world," VW CEO Herbert Diess watched and worried about Toyota and Hyundai. Today he's keeping an eye on a new American automaker.

No Cab? No Driver? No Problem
No Cab? No Driver? No Problem

August 4, 2017
A Swedish startup has unveiled a prototype electric truck that doesn't require a driver. In fact, there's not even a cab for a driver to sit in.

What Do Bans of Diesel and Gasoline Cars in Europe Mean for Trucking?
What Do Bans of Diesel and Gasoline Cars in Europe Mean for Trucking?

July 31, 2017
Great Britain has joined France and India in phasing out gasoline- and diesel-powered passenger cars over the next 20 years. Will those mandates affect the...

All Arrows Point to Trucking
All Arrows Point to Trucking

July 28, 2017
Bill Gates just jumped into trucking in a big way. That's not good news if you're hoping all this new tech stuff will just go away. Blog commentary by Jack...

Truckload Rates Remain Strong Amid Slight Demand Downturn
Truckload Rates Remain Strong Amid Slight Demand Downturn

July 26, 2017
According to a report by DAT Solutions, the number of available loads on the spot truckload market slipped just 3% during the week ending July 22, better...

Demise of the Dumb Dump Truck
Demise of the Dumb Dump Truck

July 20, 2017
Today’s dump trucks are smart, connected and integrated — but still tough enough to handle heavy loads in tough working conditions.