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Panic or Profit? Truck Fleets Need to be Ready for Technology Changes

Panic or Profit? Truck Fleets Need to be Ready for Technology Changes

How fast are autonomous and electric trucks coming? That may be up for debate. But Jack Roberts says in his Truck Tech blog, it's the fleets that are already tracking new technology and considering its potential that will be the ones riding trucking's coming technology wave.

January 19, 2018

Technology & Maintenance Council Meeting Kicks off in Atlanta

Technology & Maintenance Council Meeting Kicks off in Atlanta

As TMC's annual meeting kicks off this week, news on new products, maintenance procedures and emerging technology in the trucking industry will flow out of Atlanta, including sessions on hot topics such as last-mile delivery and autonomous trucks.

March 4, 2018

Test Drive: Mack’s Low-Ride Refuse Hauler

Test Drive: Mack’s Low-Ride Refuse Hauler

Mack’s LR model features high-powered, smart hydraulics and finely-tuned details to help refuse fleets move trash fast. Jack Roberts takes it for a test drive.

February 21, 2018

Let the Robot Drive?

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 25, 2018

FMCSA Gets Earful on Autonomous Trucks at Atlanta Listening Session
Volvo Issues Upbeat Truck Forecast Heading into Fall
The Knight-Swift Merger: Lessons from the History of Ocean Shipping
All Arrows Point to Trucking

All Arrows Point to Trucking

Bill Gates just jumped into trucking in a big way. That's not good news if you're hoping all this new tech stuff will just go away. Blog commentary by Jack Roberts, Senior Editor

July 28, 2017

Could Tesla Solve EV Range Issues With Battery Swapping System?
Fleets Share Best Practices on Implementing New Technologies
A New Frontier in Diagnostics

A New Frontier in Diagnostics

Diagnostic devices on the shop floor are powerful maintenance tools. But as with any new technology, fleets are still learning how to uses them in a cost-effective manner.

November 17, 2017

Rush Truck Centers Pushes the Telematic Frontier Forward
A New Frontier in Driver Health

A New Frontier in Driver Health

Very soon, integrated and automated vehicle systems will work together to keep drivers alert and healthy. But that technology will come at a cost.

February 16, 2017

Downspeeding Comes of Age

Downspeeding Comes of Age

The question of how downspeeding is helping fleets save on fuel – and what's in store for the future – was the topic at a recent session at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting.

April 24, 2017

Driving Impressions: Volvo's Tough Tech Truck

Driving Impressions: Volvo's Tough Tech Truck

Volvo blends real-world work demands and cutting edge technology together seamlessly in its new VNR vocational daycab tractors. HDT Senior Editor Jack Roberts files this report from North Carolina with his first driving impressions of the new regional truck.

June 1, 2017