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March 8, 2018

Electric Tesla Semi Spotted on California Highways

A recent YouTube video showed footage of a Tesla Semi driving in broad daylight on a highway near Sacramento, Calif., and Tesla founder Elon Musk later confirmed that it had started testing the electric truck.

February 2, 2018

Details Emerge on Tesla's Planned Electric Truck Charging Network

A report by Reuters indicates Tesla is working with Anheuser-Busch, PepsiCo and UPS to put an electric truck charging network in place ahead of the truck's start of production next year.

January 27, 2018

Video: Autopiloted Tesla Rear-Ends Fire Truck

Both NHTSA and NTSB will investigate a Los Angeles-area collision involving a Tesla Model S that the driver said was operating in Autopilot mode.

January 25, 2018

Let the Robot Drive?

Another Tesla Autopilot crash this week is a reminder that autonomous vehicle technology still has a ways to go before it's ready for widespread use on public roads. But that doesn't mean the technology isn't viable.

January 3, 2018

What Will 2018 Bring To Trucking?

HDT Senior Editor Jack Roberts takes a look at what he's expecting to see in terms of new technology as 2018 picks up steam.

December 27, 2017

Covering Trucking in 2017 - in Photos

Get a peek behind the scenes at HDT as Senior Editor Jack Roberts looks back at the places he went, the trucks he drove and the technology he reported on in 2017.

December 27, 2017

Tesla's Musk 'Dying to Build' Electric Pickup

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is promising to produce a battery-electric pickup truck in the near future as the latest entry in his growing lineup of vehicles that has begun to include more commercial models.

December 19, 2017

UPS Orders 125 Tesla Semi Electric Trucks

UPS has announced it has reserved 125 Tesla Semis, the new electric Class 8 truck that was recently unveiled by Elon Musk.

December 15, 2017

Looking Forward and Backward

It turned out 2017 was quite a year in terms of setting the stage for trucking's adoption of emerging technology. Does that mean 2018 will be a snoozer?

December 12, 2017

PepsiCo Orders 100 Tesla Semis

PepsiCo is the latest large fleet to make a significant investment in the recently announced Tesla Semi electric heavy-duty truck, reportedly ordering 100 vehicles.

December 7, 2017

Anheuser-Busch Orders 40 Tesla Semi Tractors

Anheuser-Busch said 40 new Tesla Semi tractors will help the company meet its sustainable transportation goal to reduce its carbon footprint by 30% by 2025.

December 6, 2017

Mack: Path to Electrification is Not Straight to Linehaul

Mack Trucks continues to see a healthy future for diesel engines, even as alternatives like electrification begin to emerge.

November 27, 2017

Tesla Lists Electric Truck at $150K for Base Model

Tesla has posted the prices for its upcoming electric truck, the Tesla Semi, showing an expected price of $150,000 for the base model. A version with a longer range will start at $180,000.

November 22, 2017

10 Tesla Takeaways: Part II

We learned a lot during the Tesla Truck launch last week. But there are still things we don't know about the splashy new electric truck. HDT Senior Editor Jack Roberts takes a look at what we need to know from Tesla going forward.

November 21, 2017

10 Tesla Takeaways: Part I

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 things we learned after the truck's debut – and in Part 2, five lingering questions Tesla needs to answer.

November 21, 2017

Report: Autonomous Vehicles Could Save Trucking $300 Billion in Labor Costs

A report by a Wall Street analyst firm says the potential savings from autonomous technology are huge, but notes that new costs will be created as it takes hold in trucking.

November 17, 2017

Photos: Tesla Semi Unveiling

The much-anticipated Tesla Semi electric truck finally debuted at a splashy launch ceremony in Los Angeles -- and HDT was there!

November 17, 2017

J.B. Hunt Reserves Multiple Tesla Semi Electric Trucks

J.B. Hunt Transportation announced that it placed a reservation to purchase multiple Tesla Semi electric tractors that was unveiled on Nov. 16.

November 17, 2017

Why Tesla Matters – Beyond the Electric Powertrain

Powertrain aside, the Tesla truck is a glimpse of the future of trucking and will be a game-changer for trucks very soon, says Jack Roberts in his Truck Tech blog.

November 17, 2017

What We Know About the Tesla Semi [Video]

The highly anticipated Tesla Semi was just unveiled at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California. With a 500-mile range, 20 second 0-60 mph fully loaded, and 30-minute fast charging, and a launch date of 2019, is it the truck of the future? Read the full story here.


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