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The Hyperloop Scoop

The Hyperloop Scoop

A whole new means of moving people and freight is quickly moving from concept to reality all around the globe.

July 20, 2018

A Fatal Vision of the Autonomous Vehicle Future
Continental Shows Off Advanced Transportation Technology

Continental Shows Off Advanced Transportation Technology

If you only think "tires" when you think of Continental, think again. HDT's Jack Roberts shares a preview of some of the high-tech solutions the company will showcase at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in September in Germany.

July 6, 2018

The Lowly Fifth Wheel Receives a Technology Boost
Behind the Wheel of an Electric Peterbilt Model 579
Volvo Museum in Gothenburg, Sweden [Photos]
Quick Spin: Volvo FL Electric Truck

Quick Spin: Volvo FL Electric Truck

HDT's Jack Roberts gets behind the wheel of one of Volvo's new electric trucks in Sweden, as Volvo shows that electric truck technology is ready to go to work in some real-world fleet operations.

June 21, 2018

How to Get a Fast 1 MPG Fuel Economy Boost

How to Get a Fast 1 MPG Fuel Economy Boost

Joel Morrow, technology officer for Ploger Transportation and recognized fuel economy guru, shares a quick and easy way to get an immediate 1 mpg fuel economy bump from new trucks.

June 15, 2018

ZF Teases Automatic Transmission, Lanekeeping System

ZF Teases Automatic Transmission, Lanekeeping System

ZF has adapted its highly successful Powerline automatic transmission for vocational fleet applications up to 57,000 lbs., and is showing off a more advanced lanekeeping system it's working to get on commercial trucks.

June 14, 2018

CNG Trucks Offer ROI on Multiple Fronts

CNG Trucks Offer ROI on Multiple Fronts

Almost a decade ago, Sheehy Mail Contractors looked to save money by switching to CNG-powered trucks. Today, the benefits of that move affect far more than its bottom line.

June 12, 2018

Truck Platoons on the Horizon?

Truck Platoons on the Horizon?

Real-world deployment of truck platooning systems appears close, but developers aren’t keen to offer many details on their efforts.

June 12, 2018

Cutting Edge and Conventional: Shell’s Starship Concept Truck Arrives
Real-World Fuel-Economy Lessons From NACFE Run on Less

Real-World Fuel-Economy Lessons From NACFE Run on Less

A fuel-sipping tractor-trailer is a sum of its parts, and every little tenth of a mile can eventually help pay big dividends over the long haul. Check out these strategies used by fleets in the Run on Less fuel-economy run put on by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency to surpass an average of 10 mpg.

June 4, 2018

Building a Culture of Fuel Economy
Get Your Brakes Ready for Roadcheck

Get Your Brakes Ready for Roadcheck

CVSA's National Roadcheck June 5-7 may be focusing on hours of service, but you can bet that lots of trucks will be put out of service for brakes. To help you out, here’s a refresher course on inspecting your truck’s air brakes and what to do if you discover you’re not in compliance.

May 31, 2018