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'Made by Human Workers:' Will There be a Backlash Against Automation?
'Made by Human Workers:' Will There be a Backlash Against Automation?

April 11, 2017
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...

Truckers Aren't Terrorists
Truckers Aren't Terrorists

August 24, 2017
A science writer in MIT's Technology Review is worried angry truckers will one day hack or "bedazzle" autonomous vehicle systems to deliberately cause...

What My First Job Out of College Taught Me About Driving Trucks
What My First Job Out of College Taught Me About Driving Trucks

July 19, 2017
Driving a truck for a living is hard -- but rewarding -- work. Senior Editor Jack Roberts found that out for himself 20-odd years ago.

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...

An Automated Future, First, Bendix Says
An Automated Future, First, Bendix Says

March 22, 2017
A future filled with fully autonomous cars and trucks remains a long way away, Bendix leaders said in a sit-down at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Jack...

Volvo Issues Upbeat Truck Forecast Heading into Fall
Volvo Issues Upbeat Truck Forecast Heading into Fall

July 13, 2017
Citing positive North American market trends, Volvo is predicting a Class 8 market of approximately 215,000 units by year's end.

Cummins Unveils Class 7 All-Electric Daycab Tractor
Cummins Unveils Class 7 All-Electric Daycab Tractor

August 29, 2017
Cummins has beaten Tesla to the punch with its unveiling of a new, all-electric truck, dubbed the Urban Hauler EV.

NACFE: Modest Gains Seen So Far from Variable Engine-Driven Accessories
NACFE: Modest Gains Seen So Far from Variable Engine-Driven Accessories

February 27, 2017
New NACFE confidence report on emerging technology says that current fuel economy gains are modest, but some systems show promise and research and...

Eaton, Cummins Announce Global Automated Manual Transmission Partnership
Eaton, Cummins Announce Global Automated Manual Transmission Partnership

April 10, 2017
A new joint venture, Eaton Cummins Automated Manual Transmission Technologies, includes current Eaton AMTs as well as a new, heavy-duty AMT slated for...

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...