Convincing drivers that camera/monitor systems are at least as good as, if not better than, traditional mirrors will probably take no more than a few hours of driving with them. That was Equipment Editor Jim Park's experience with MirrorEye. But he's still not convinced there’s any real need to abandon silvered glass.
For all the time, money and effort spent on platooning over the past eight years, we probably could have had a nationwide north-south and east-west LCV network in place, contends HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park in his On the Road blog.
Equipment Editor Jim Park, himself a driver and owner-operator for 20 years, disagrees with the notion of a driver shortage. There are 10 million CDL holders in the U.S. and only 3.7 million trucks requiring CDL drivers. How is that a shortage?
The NTSB has determined that the actions of a human truck driver was a probable cause in a collision with an autonomous shuttle bus. The driver behaved as drivers have always done under the circumstance; but the computer-controlled shuttle did not.
GPS is clearly the navigation method of choice in trucking, and amongst the general population, but chronic GPS users might be doing their brains a disservice, and missing out on a lot of excitement by getting lost once in a while, says Equipment Editor Jim Park in his latest blog.