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Is Mexico the Steppingstone to U.S. for Truck OEMs?
Autonomous Vehicle Sales Could Reach 188,000 Units in 5 Years
The Tales Trailers Tell: High-Tech Communications

The Tales Trailers Tell: High-Tech Communications

A growing number of OEMs and suppliers are starting to take a hard look at how to improve the flow of information about the function, health or cargo in a trailer as the latest step toward total logistics transparency.

March 27, 2018

Disruption thy Name Is Amazon

Disruption thy Name Is Amazon

Industry observers say a rumored Amazon parcel delivery fleet would disrupt today's P&D business climate. Those analysts are missing the bigger picture. Blog commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts

February 16, 2018

Trucking Execs, Drivers Tout Trump Tax Cuts in Rose Garden

Werner CEO Derek Leathers and Operation Freedom driver Quentin Ward were among the "everyday Americans" speaking Thursday at a press conference in the Rose Garden on the benefits of the tax reform bill signed into law by President Trump last December.

April 12, 2018

April Trailer Sales Beat Industry Estimates
Amazon Moves to Launch Its Own Delivery Fleet
Help for Tire Management Headaches

Help for Tire Management Headaches

Constantly evolving outsourced maintenance programs are helping fleets bring an unprecedented level of detail and expertise to total tire management.

May 10, 2018

Driving Mack’s Low-Ride Refuse Hauler
Commentary: How Fuel-Efficient is That Electric Truck?

Commentary: How Fuel-Efficient is That Electric Truck?

No standard means of demonstrating the efficiency of electric vehicles has taken root in trucking yet. But the EPA’s MPGe rating gives fleet managers a useful means of comparing new vehicles with conventional ones.

May 9, 2018

Thor Trucks Takes Different Approach to Electric Trucks

Thor Trucks Takes Different Approach to Electric Trucks

A new electric truck company thinks its modest approach will captivate regional-haul trucking fleets. The Thor Trucks team is focused on providing long-haul electric truck solutions that it says are “reasonable and profitable now.”

January 18, 2018

Volvo, Mack, to Discontinue 16-liter Diesel Immediately
First Look: Tesla's All-Electric Semi Truck

First Look: Tesla's All-Electric Semi Truck

Tesla’s new electric truck is a Class 8 daycab that features a highly aggressive aerodynamic design and all-electric drivetrain, and Elon Musk promises a 500-mile range. "You can go out to the middle of nowhere and come back." HDT's Jack Roberts is at the launch and has this report.

November 16, 2017

How the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Could Change Trucking

How the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Could Change Trucking

Opportunities are on the horizon for fleets willing to embrace new market trends and rethink some aspects of their operations, according to logistics experts Tom Finkbiner and Ted Prince, founders of Tiger Cool Express.

July 14, 2017

Detroit's New DD8 Diesel Engine Completes Medium-Duty Power Offerings