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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...

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...

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 Future Revealed
The Future Revealed

December 28, 2016
2016 was the year the crystal ball cleared and offered anyone brave enough to look a clear vision of the future of logistics. Jack Roberts shares his...

Five Years to Autonomous?
Five Years to Autonomous?

February 10, 2017
Traffic safety expert Dr. Jim Helund thinks autonomous vehicles will be on the road in five years. And their introduction will have far-reaching...

The Future Looks Familiar for Volvo's SuperTruck
The Future Looks Familiar for Volvo's SuperTruck

February 15, 2017
Volvo's SuperTruck features some amazing, cutting-edge technology. And yet 70% of its components are running the roads on VNL tractors today. Equipment...

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...

Rush Truck Centers Pushes the Telematic Frontier Forward
Rush Truck Centers Pushes the Telematic Frontier Forward

December 13, 2016
Telematics will be the next big game-changer in trucking - one of those advances where, in 5 to 10 years, you'll wonder how you ever managed to keep a truck...

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...

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