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Automated Transmissions Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Automated Transmissions Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

June 22, 2017
Automated manual transmissions surpassed even the most optimistic predictions for adoption. How will the next generation of smarter, faster, and better...

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...

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...

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...

The Hottest Industry In The Land
The Hottest Industry In The Land

March 15, 2017
Suddenly, lots of new names are very interested in the North American trucking industry. What, exactly, is going on? Jack Roberts offers his answer to that...

Is Another Round of Emissions Wars Coming?
Is Another Round of Emissions Wars Coming?

December 6, 2016
The election of Donald Trump as president has opened up questions about many issues that most people thought were settled. Heavy truck emissions are one...

Smart Trucks Have Already Arrived
Smart Trucks Have Already Arrived

September 15, 2017
A new kind of truck is already here. And very soon, the incredible capabilities of these smart, connected vehicles will revolutionize virtually every aspect...

Volvo’s New VNL Tractor Blends Technology, Functionality, Capability
Volvo’s New VNL Tractor Blends Technology, Functionality, Capability

July 11, 2017
Jack Roberts shares his first impressions of Volvo's new VNL highway tractor. In a world increasingly focused on new technology, Volvo designers made sure...

In-Cab Cameras Are Out of Sight, Always in Mind
In-Cab Cameras Are Out of Sight, Always in Mind

April 19, 2017
They began as simple event recorders, but today’s in-cab camera systems are integrating with other systems to add power, depth and an unprecedented...

Does Clean Equal Green?
Does Clean Equal Green?

October 21, 2016
Colorful, clean trucks can offer a gleaming, positive image of a fleet and the services it provides but can a regular wash program pay for itself, or is it...