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The Dark Side of Autonomous Tech Nobody Wants to Talk About
The Dark Side of Autonomous Tech Nobody Wants to Talk About

March 10, 2017
If a robot takes your job, new jobs will arise, experts say. In his Truck Tech blog, Jack Roberts wonders: What if that doesn't happen? How will families...

A New Frontier in Driver Health
A New Frontier in Driver Health

February 16, 2017
Very soon, integrated and automated vehicle systems will work together to keep drivers alert and healthy. But that technology will come at a cost.

Tesla-Truck Crash: Cruise Control on Steroids
Tesla-Truck Crash: Cruise Control on Steroids

June 21, 2017
New details around the infamous Tesla autonomous driving crash last year bring up an important point about new technology. Jack Roberts has the story in his...

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.

A Not-So-Gentle Reminder
A Not-So-Gentle Reminder

January 10, 2017
It's never been easier to get distracted behind the wheel -- age and experience notwithstanding. Jack Roberts got an up close and personal reminder of that...

Coolant Confusion Crisis
Coolant Confusion Crisis

April 21, 2017
Many fleet managers today have no idea what coolants are in their trucks — or even what coolants are supposed to be in them. Here’s how suppliers are...

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...

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.

FHWA Tests Three-Truck Platoon on Virginia Interstate
FHWA Tests Three-Truck Platoon on Virginia Interstate

September 14, 2017
The latest series of platoon tests will evaluate Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control technology, which adds vehicle-to-vehicle communications to the...

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...