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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

Aerodynamic Devices Can Translate Into Fast Fuel Savings

Aerodynamic Devices Can Translate Into Fast Fuel Savings

Falling acquisition prices, proven performance and fast ROI times on aerodynamic add-ons can translate into fast fuel savings for even cash-strapped fleets. Learn more in this feature from June's special fuel issue.

June 26, 2017

Automated Transmissions Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Automated Transmissions Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Automated manual transmissions surpassed even the most optimistic predictions for adoption. How will the next generation of smarter, faster, and better connected AMTs boost safety, efficiency and, fuel economy?

June 22, 2017

Tesla-Truck Crash: Cruise Control on Steroids

Tesla-Truck Crash: Cruise Control on Steroids

New details around the infamous Tesla autonomous driving crash last year bring up an important point about new technology. Jack Roberts has the story in his Truck Tech blog.

June 21, 2017

Tennessee International Dealer Turns Heads With Fuel Efficiency Demo Truck
Meet the Pro-Marijuana, Pro-LGBT Rights Truck Driver Running for Governor of Alabama
Robots in the Jungle

Robots in the Jungle

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

Last Legs for Long-Haul Trucking?

Last Legs for Long-Haul Trucking?

A move away from long-haul to regional and super-regional routes has been predicted for years. Volvo's Magnus Koeck says that shift may already be underway.

June 6, 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

The Gig Economy Comes to Trucking

The Gig Economy Comes to Trucking

Owner-operators and small fleets have been pronounced DOA many times over the past several years. But if new technology like Uber Freight can breathe much-needed life into the owner-operator market, that can only be a good thing for trucking, says Jack Roberts in his Truck Tech blog.

May 24, 2017

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