Another start-up tech company is aggressively staking its claim as an autonomous trucking technology leader. San Francisco-based Starsky Robotics recently touted a 7-mile test run with no human interaction as well as a $16.5 million Series A investment in the company.
March 23, 2018
Sensors in tires and other wheel-end components are ready to move beyond optimizing tire management programs in some very surprising ways.
February 23, 2018
ZF has deep roots as a technology pioneer. In this exclusive HDT interview, Mitja Schulz, senior VP and general manager of commercial steering systems for ZF TRW, talks about how the company is serving both North American fleets and OEMs with a growing portfolio of advanced vehicle systems.
March 19, 2018
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
When it comes to rewarding employees, both context and optics matter. A lot. Senior Editor Jack Roberts takes a bit of a departure in his Truck Tech blog to write about how one successful business owner just lost a valued employee.
April 17, 2018
Nikola is demanding a jury trial, claiming Tesla's Semi truck design violates several patented design features on its own, electric, Class 8 truck model.
May 2, 2018
In September, a contingent of trucks from fleets around the country will hit the road to see if their special blend of vehicles, technology and drivers can log the highest fuel economy numbers in real-world operating conditions.
April 6, 2017
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
Jack Roberts shares his first impressions of Volvo's new VNL highway tractor. In a world increasingly focused on new technology, Volvo designers made sure to keep their focus on the “human element.”
July 11, 2017
An autonomous steering test in the cane fields of Brazil shows why autonomous technology won't be limited to city centers and freeways.
June 8, 2017
Jason Childs says his job as a long-haul trucker has challenged his views about working- and middle- class Americans and how neither political party today is addressing their needs. Blog commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts.
June 14, 2017
A global market research firm says worldwide revenue from autonomous truck and bus technology hit $84 million, and will likely reach $35 billion by 2023.
January 29, 2018
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
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
Three of the new all-electric trucks will be deployed in North America by UPS for testing and evaluation.
September 14, 2017