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Telsa Wants to Test Self-Driving Class 8 Electric Truck in Two States
VW CEO: Tesla Among Our Top Competitors

VW CEO: Tesla Among Our Top Competitors

In the "old world," VW CEO Herbert Diess watched and worried about Toyota and Hyundai. Today he's keeping an eye on a new American automaker.

August 7, 2017

No Cab? No Driver? No Problem

No Cab? No Driver? No Problem

A Swedish startup has unveiled a prototype electric truck that doesn't require a driver. In fact, there's not even a cab for a driver to sit in.

August 4, 2017

What Do Bans of Diesel and Gasoline Cars in Europe Mean for Trucking?
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

Truckload Rates Remain Strong Amid Slight Demand Downturn
Demise of the Dumb Dump Truck

Demise of the Dumb Dump Truck

Today’s dump trucks are smart, connected and integrated — but still tough enough to handle heavy loads in tough working conditions.

July 20, 2017

What My First Job Out of College Taught Me About Driving Trucks
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

Volvo Issues Upbeat Truck Forecast Heading into Fall
Volvo’s New VNL Tractor Blends Technology, Functionality, Capability
Volvo Unveils Next-Generation VNL Highway Tractor

Volvo Unveils Next-Generation VNL Highway Tractor

Volvo Trucks North America Tuesday revealed its new Volvo VNL series highway tractor, available in several configurations, including an all-new, 70-inch sleeper. And for the first time, Volvo’s top-of-the-line Globetrotter trim levels will be available in North America. Jack Roberts was there for the unveiling and has this report.

July 11, 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

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

Commentary: Will Electric Trucks Charge Ahead?

Commentary: Will Electric Trucks Charge Ahead?

They are already here in small numbers, and several P&D fleets...are aggressively evaluating their performance today. So what does the future hold for electric trucks? Senior Editor Jack Roberts writes in his June column.

June 26, 2017