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Commentary: Get Ready for Trucking's Future

Commentary: Get Ready for Trucking's Future

The only certain thing about the future is that some companies will figure out how to make money using emerging transportation technology. Will your fleet be one of them? Commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts.

May 19, 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

Motor Trucks in the Wild West

Motor Trucks in the Wild West

In 1919, a young Army officer learned firsthand how important modern roads were for his rapidly transforming young nation. And trucking benefits from the lessons he learned to this very day.

May 11, 2017

HDT Truck Fleet Innovators: It Pays to Focus on Data and People

HDT Truck Fleet Innovators: It Pays to Focus on Data and People

Forward-thinking fleet executives touched on a variety of hot-button topics at the Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange fleet networking conference in Phoenix, including filtering data, using specs to your advantage, and motivating technicians and drivers.

May 9, 2017

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

Electric Trucks Charge Ahead

Electric Trucks Charge Ahead

If you're an American fleet professional, it’s starting to look like your first, hands-on exposure to all the new transportation technology emerging today is going to with an electric truck.

May 2, 2017

Western Star Celebrates Half Century Mark

Western Star Celebrates Half Century Mark

Western Star, the truck OEM that President Kelley Platt likes to tout as "the last of the custom truck builders" has hit the half-century mark. It also unveiled a new, 25-ton, off-highway truck designed to work in construction, mining and quarry applications to reporters in Phoenix.

April 27, 2017

FMCSA Gets Earful on Autonomous Trucks at Atlanta Listening Session
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

Coolant Confusion Crisis

Coolant Confusion Crisis

Many fleet managers today have no idea what coolants are in their trucks — or even what coolants are supposed to be in them. Here’s how suppliers are working to correct that problem.

April 21, 2017

Autonomous Trucks: A Disruptive Positive Force Coming but Fast
In-Cab Cameras Are Out of Sight, Always in Mind

In-Cab Cameras Are Out of Sight, Always in Mind

They began as simple event recorders, but today’s in-cab camera systems are integrating with other systems to add power, depth and an unprecedented understanding to fleets.

April 19, 2017

Tesla Gets Set to Run with the Big Rigs with Electric Truck
Truck Platooning to Become Reality This Year

Truck Platooning to Become Reality This Year

Peloton CEO Josh Switkes says early-adopter platooning fleets are "chomping at the bit" and ready to go. An infusion of funding led by Omnitracs will help make that happen.

April 13, 2017

The Knight-Swift Merger: Lessons from the History of Ocean Shipping