April 2015

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Where the Connected Fleet is Headed

While self-driving trucks plying smart streets in smart cities may be decades away, for most carriers, the connected fleet is a reality and that connectivity will only increase down the road.

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Commentary: Glimpses of the Future in Louisville

With economists and truck makers predicting what truck sales will look like this year, hints of what products we might see announced next year, concept trucks and prototypes on display, the Mid-America Trucking Show is a glimpse of the future.

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In Search of Owner-Operators

Of Schneider National’s 13,000-plus drivers, more than 2,200 are owner-operators like Andy...

After a difficult recession caused many to give up trucking, owner-operators are on the rise again and fleets are doing all they can to recruit and retain them. Part 4 in HDT's Driver Dilemma series on the driver shortage.

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Trading Diesel for Kilowatts

The third generation of TransPower’s ElecTruck powertrain includes four large battery boxes hung...

In California, electric vehicles’ zero tailpipe emissions are golden, that’s why Transportation Power Inc. has been designing and testing battery-electric heavy drayage and yard tractors.

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Commentary: It Comes Down to Quality

While it seems like price dominates conversations about both parts purchasing and service provider selection, the reality is that it often is not the most important factor.