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Eisenhower and the Interstate
Eisenhower and the Interstate

May 18, 2017
Because of his personal experiences as both a lowly Army officer and Supreme Commander of Allied Forces Europe, Dwight Eisenhower understood the importance...

Technology, Trucks and Terror
Technology, Trucks and Terror

December 20, 2016
Take technology far enough and you'll have smart trucks that simply cannot be used as weapons of terror like this week's attack in Berlin, writes Jack...

The Power of Consumer Perception and How Fleets Can Benefit
The Power of Consumer Perception and How Fleets Can Benefit

July 5, 2017
If your company makes infant car seats, you'd be insane to ship those products in any truck today that isn't equipped with the latest and greatest vehicle...

The Electrics Are Coming
The Electrics Are Coming

February 23, 2017
Are electric trucks about to become a “thing?” In the Truck Tech blog, Jack Roberts explores the significance of real-world fleet tests in Europe and...

Freightliner's Inside Man
Freightliner's Inside Man

March 7, 2017
Daimler Trucks North America's CEO just got a big promotion. And that could turn up the heat on the already scorching truck technology race on this side of...

Blockchain Explained, Part I
Blockchain Explained, Part I

October 25, 2017
In Part I of this two-part blog series, HDT senior editor Jack Roberts explains how the widely misunderstood blockchain concept works and how it will soon...

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...

'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...

Autonomous Trucks: A Disruptive Positive Force Coming but Fast
Autonomous Trucks: A Disruptive Positive Force Coming but Fast

April 19, 2017
It appears autonomous technology will be a winner from the mpg standpoint, according to a new report, with fuel economy increases of up to 18% for most...

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.