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Tesla Gets Set to Run with the Big Rigs with Electric Truck
Tesla Gets Set to Run with the Big Rigs with Electric Truck

April 13, 2017
Tesla CEO Elon Musk tease-tweets an all-new, electric, autonomous semi truck set to be unveiled this September.

Truck Platooning to Become Reality This Year
Truck Platooning to Become Reality This Year

April 13, 2017
Peloton CEO Josh Switkes says early-adopter platooning fleets are "chomping at the bit" and ready to go. An infusion of funding led by Omnitracs will help...

The Knight-Swift Merger: Lessons from the History of Ocean Shipping
The Knight-Swift Merger: Lessons from the History of Ocean Shipping

April 11, 2017
After World War II, the maritime shipping industry was dealing with pressure for larger loads, faster deliveries, new technology and rising equipment costs....

'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...

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...

Hyperloop: A Faster Future for Freight?
Hyperloop: A Faster Future for Freight?

April 7, 2017
Advocates say hyperloop travel tubes will one day shoot passenger and cargo pods between cities faster than the speed of sound. But even if they don't, it's...

Real-World Fuel Economy Challenge to Hit the Road in September
Real-World Fuel Economy Challenge to Hit the Road in September

April 6, 2017
In September, a contingent of trucks from fleets around the country will hit the road to see if their special blend of vehicles, technology and drivers can...

Hints of a Hyper-Competitive Future
Hints of a Hyper-Competitive Future

April 4, 2017
In his Truck Tech blog, HDT's Jack Roberts asks, "Could Chinese cars on Irish roads spell trouble for U.S. automakers?"

The Tales Trailer Tires Tell
The Tales Trailer Tires Tell

March 22, 2017
Say what you will about a tire, but it won’t lie to you. If there are problems with wheel alignment, suspensions, braking or chassis, your tires will be...

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...