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Truck Technology Takes the Stage at the Consumer Electronics Show
How 3 SmartWay Excellence Honorees Cut Their Carbon Footprint
Why U.S. Xpress Uses Automated Manual Transmissions

Why U.S. Xpress Uses Automated Manual Transmissions

Automated manual transmissions rule the roost at U.S. Xpress today. Out of some 7,000 U.S. Xpress trucks running today, the fleet is down to just 16 “legacy” models still equipped with manual transmissions.

December 21, 2016

A New Frontier in Driver Health

A New Frontier in Driver Health

Very soon, integrated and automated vehicle systems will work together to keep drivers alert and healthy. But that technology will come at a cost.

February 16, 2017

Volvo’s New VNL Tractor Blends Technology, Functionality, Capability
Test Drive: Detroit's 5-Liter Street Fighter

Test Drive: Detroit's 5-Liter Street Fighter

Even in an age of ‘rightsizing,’ many fleets have been reluctant to give a 4-cylinder engine a chance. Detroit’s new DD5 diesel is about to challenge that point of view.

January 23, 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

A Not-So-Gentle Reminder

A Not-So-Gentle Reminder

It's never been easier to get distracted behind the wheel -- age and experience notwithstanding. Jack Roberts got an up close and personal reminder of that recently, as he shares in his Truck Tech blog.

January 10, 2017

The Dark Side of Autonomous Tech Nobody Wants to Talk About

The Dark Side of Autonomous Tech Nobody Wants to Talk About

If a robot takes your job, new jobs will arise, experts say. In his Truck Tech blog, Jack Roberts wonders: What if that doesn't happen? How will families provide for themselves? How will economies power themselves if no one has any money to spend? And how will governments generate tax income to keep functioning?

March 10, 2017

Hyperloop: A Faster Future for Freight?

Hyperloop: A Faster Future for Freight?

Advocates say hyperloop travel tubes will one day shoot passenger and cargo pods between cities faster than the speed of sound. But even if they don't, it's likely the technology associated with them will bring changes to how freight is moved in the future, writes Jack Roberts in the Truck Tech blog.

April 7, 2017

Autonomous Trucks: A Disruptive Positive Force Coming but Fast
Blockchain Explained, Part I

Blockchain Explained, Part I

In Part I of this two-part blog series, HDT senior editor Jack Roberts explains how the widely misunderstood blockchain concept works and how it will soon superpower logistics operations around the globe.

October 25, 2017

Is Mexico the Steppingstone to U.S. for Truck OEMs?
Eaton Highlights Trucking Technology Initiatives at TMC

Eaton Highlights Trucking Technology Initiatives at TMC

Eaton Sunday kicked off press conference at the 2018 Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting in Atlanta with an update on its most recent products and a in-depth look at the advanced systems and components its engineers are working on, including systems for electric trucks.

March 4, 2018

Volvo Blends Tech and Tough in New VNX Tractor

Volvo Blends Tech and Tough in New VNX Tractor

Volvo’s new VNX heavy-haul tractor is a perfect example of the trend to blend cutting edge tech with tough. It’s a truck that leverages all of Volvo’s latest technologies with a robust frame, high-horsepower engines, and 125,000 GCWR. Jack Roberts has first impressions.

March 14, 2018