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Motor Trucks in the Wild West
Motor Trucks in the Wild West

May 11, 2017
In 1919, a young Army officer learned firsthand how important modern roads were for his rapidly transforming young nation. And trucking benefits from the...

ELD Mandate: 10 Things You Need to Know as Full Enforcement Hits
ELD Mandate: 10 Things You Need to Know as Full Enforcement Hits

March 29, 2018
The "soft enforcement" period for the new electronic logs mandate is over as of April 1. Here are 10 things that can help you make sure you're legal.

Meet the Pro-Marijuana, Pro-LGBT Rights Truck Driver Running for Governor of Alabama
Meet the Pro-Marijuana, Pro-LGBT Rights Truck Driver Running for Governor of Alabama

June 14, 2017
Jason Childs says his job as a long-haul trucker has challenged his views about working- and middle- class Americans and how neither political party today...

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...

Trucking Execs, Drivers Tout Trump Tax Cuts in Rose Garden
Trucking Execs, Drivers Tout Trump Tax Cuts in Rose Garden

April 12, 2018
Werner CEO Derek Leathers and Operation Freedom driver Quentin Ward were among the "everyday Americans" speaking Thursday at a press conference in the Rose...

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...

The Gig Economy Comes to Trucking
The Gig Economy Comes to Trucking

May 24, 2017
Owner-operators and small fleets have been pronounced DOA many times over the past several years. But if new technology like Uber Freight can breathe...

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...

Is Mexico the Steppingstone to U.S. for Truck OEMs?
Is Mexico the Steppingstone to U.S. for Truck OEMs?

December 8, 2017
Can the presence of German, Chinese, and South Korean OEMs in Mexico tell us anything about the near future of the U.S. truck market? Jack Roberts has more...

How Low Can Flatbeds Go?
How Low Can Flatbeds Go?

April 10, 2018
As fleets demand ever-lighter flatbeds, trailer suppliers examine every aspect of designs to trim unwanted weight.