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Test Drive: Mack’s Low-Ride Refuse Hauler
Test Drive: Mack’s Low-Ride Refuse Hauler

February 21, 2018
Mack’s LR model features high-powered, smart hydraulics and finely-tuned details to help refuse fleets move trash fast. Jack Roberts takes it for a test drive.

Disruption thy Name Is Amazon
Disruption thy Name Is Amazon

February 16, 2018
Industry observers say a rumored Amazon parcel delivery fleet would disrupt today's P&D business climate. Those analysts are missing the bigger...

Remembering the Red Ball Express
Remembering the Red Ball Express

February 9, 2018
African-American soldiers risked their lives to keep the U.S. Army supplied during World War II and became legends in the process.

Detroit's New DD8 Diesel Engine Completes Medium-Duty Power Offerings
Detroit's New DD8 Diesel Engine Completes Medium-Duty Power Offerings

February 6, 2018
The newest Detroit diesel engine from Daimler Trucks North America gives medium-duty fleets a higher-horsepower option for tough vocational applications.

The Quest for Lighter Trailers
The Quest for Lighter Trailers

January 19, 2018
Semi truck trailers need to be as light, strong, cheap and durable as possible, creating a never-ending race for an always-lighter design.

Thor Trucks Takes Different Approach to Electric Trucks
Thor Trucks Takes Different Approach to Electric Trucks

January 18, 2018
A new electric truck company thinks its modest approach will captivate regional-haul trucking fleets. The Thor Trucks team is focused on providing long-haul...

Truck Technology Takes the Stage at the Consumer Electronics Show
Truck Technology Takes the Stage at the Consumer Electronics Show

January 9, 2018
For the first time, truck manufacturers are showing off their latest technological advancements at one of the most influential technology shows on the...

House Committee Hears Testimony on Autonomous Truck Tech
House Committee Hears Testimony on Autonomous Truck Tech

December 7, 2017
During a House subcommittee hearing on emerging transportation technology Thursday, representatives found themselves pondering the societal impact...

10 Tesla Takeaways: Part I
10 Tesla Takeaways: Part I

November 21, 2017
The Tesla Semi launch in California last week answered many questions while leaving others hanging in the air. Jack Roberts' Truck Tech Blog highlights five...

Blockchain Explained, Part 2: What Can it Do?
Blockchain Explained, Part 2: What Can it Do?

November 3, 2017
Blockchain will start out as a platform to enable real-time transparency in logistics. But its future potential could transform trucking operations...

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