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Technology, Trucks and Terror

Technology, Trucks and Terror

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 Roberts in his Truck Tech blog.

December 20, 2016

The Future Revealed

The Future Revealed

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 end-of-year thoughts in his Truck Tech blog.

December 28, 2016

A Not-So-Gentle Reminder

A Not-So-Gentle Reminder

It's never been easier to get distracted behind the wheel -- age and experience notwithstanding. Jack Roberts got an up close and personal reminder of that recently, as he shares in his Truck Tech blog.

January 10, 2017

The Future in Your Pocket

The Future in Your Pocket

In the Truck Tech blog, senior editor Jack Roberts explains that smartphones are poised to become the foundational building blocks that will take trucking into a new world of integrated operations and efficiency.

February 1, 2017

Five Years to Autonomous?

Five Years to Autonomous?

Traffic safety expert Dr. Jim Helund thinks autonomous vehicles will be on the road in five years. And their introduction will have far-reaching consequences for all of us.

February 10, 2017

The Electrics Are Coming

The Electrics Are Coming

Are electric trucks about to become a “thing?” In the Truck Tech blog, Jack Roberts explores the significance of real-world fleet tests in Europe and elsewhere as the first step toward electric-truck production and fleet operations in North America.

February 23, 2017

Freightliner's Inside Man

Freightliner's Inside Man

Daimler Trucks North America's CEO just got a big promotion. And that could turn up the heat on the already scorching truck technology race on this side of The Pond, speculates Jack Roberts in his Truck Tech blog.

March 7, 2017

Hints of a Hyper-Competitive Future
Preventing Truck Terror Attacks Starts With You – And Me.

Preventing Truck Terror Attacks Starts With You – And Me.

Terrorists are, by necessity, opportunists. They can't always obtain the weapon of their dreams and are often forced to choose an alternative method for attacking. And lately, their weapon of choice has been trucks, notes Jack Roberts in his Truck Tech blog.

May 5, 2017

Eisenhower and the Interstate

Eisenhower and the Interstate

Because of his personal experiences as both a lowly Army officer and Supreme Commander of Allied Forces Europe, Dwight Eisenhower understood the importance of a modern highway system better than any other leader of his time. Part 2 in a series.

May 18, 2017

A Logistical Close Shave

A Logistical Close Shave

Gillette now offers razor blade sales direct to its customers. But why is that an important development for truck fleets nationwide? Blog commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts.

June 29, 2017

The Power of Consumer Perception and How Fleets Can Benefit

The Power of Consumer Perception and How Fleets Can Benefit

If your company makes infant car seats, you'd be insane to ship those products in any truck today that isn't equipped with the latest and greatest vehicle safety systems available. Jack Roberts talks about the public-image implications of the relationship between shippers and fleets in his Truck Tech blog.

July 5, 2017

What My First Job Out of College Taught Me About Driving Trucks
What Do Bans of Diesel and Gasoline Cars in Europe Mean for Trucking?
The Human Element, First and Foremost

The Human Element, First and Foremost

The rate of change and complexity of new technology can be daunting. But technology is simply a tool to make our jobs -- and our lives -- easier.

October 20, 2017