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Truck Cabs Designed With Drivers in Mind

Truck Cabs Designed With Drivers in Mind

Even while headlines gush about advanced vehicle technologies, a great deal of the enhancements on the latest round of Class 8 trucks are primarily focused on making drivers more comfortable and productive while they’re on the road, as well as increasing their chances of coming home safe and sound.

December 19, 2017

Embark's New Road to Autonomous

Embark's New Road to Autonomous

Embark COO Mike Reid says his company's approach to autonomous trucks will help resolve driver shortage issues while delivering immediate value for fleets.

December 18, 2017

Looking Forward and Backward

Looking Forward and Backward

It turned out 2017 was quite a year in terms of setting the stage for trucking's adoption of emerging technology. Does that mean 2018 will be a snoozer?

December 15, 2017

Missouri Tech Named Grand Champion of Rush Rodeo

Missouri Tech Named Grand Champion of Rush Rodeo

At Rush Truck Centers’ 12th annual Technician Rodeo in San Antonio, Justin Euler, from Rush Truck Center, St. Peters, Mo, was named this year’s Grand Champion. Euler has been a technician with Rush for six years.

December 13, 2017

Cautiously Optimistic, Rusty Rush Looks Ahead
Is Mexico the Steppingstone to U.S. for Truck OEMs?
House Committee Hears Testimony on Autonomous Truck Tech
Freightliner Aims to Stay on Top in Mexico

Freightliner Aims to Stay on Top in Mexico

Freightliner is maintaining an impressive 39% share of the Mexican commercial truck market as 2017 draws to a close — and is looking to build on that standing in 2018. HDT's Jack Roberts reports from Puerto Vallarta.

November 29, 2017

New Tech, New Challenges for Axles & Suspensions

New Tech, New Challenges for Axles & Suspensions

As the trucking industry moves into the future, even the most basic components can be subject to new operational demands. Here’s how heavy-duty axle manufacturers are responding.

November 22, 2017

HDT's 2018 Class 8 Truck Preview

HDT's 2018 Class 8 Truck Preview

A host of new models and features show that 2018 will be a game-changer in terms of Class 8 truck productivity and technology.

November 22, 2017

10 Tesla Takeaways: Part II

10 Tesla Takeaways: Part II

We learned a lot during the Tesla Truck launch last week. But there are still things we don't know about the splashy new electric truck. HDT Senior Editor Jack Roberts takes a look at what we need to know from Tesla going forward.

November 22, 2017

10 Tesla Takeaways: Part I

10 Tesla Takeaways: Part I

The Tesla Semi launch in California last week answered many questions while leaving others hanging in the air. Jack Roberts' Truck Tech Blog highlights five things we learned after the truck's debut – and in Part 2, five lingering questions Tesla needs to answer.

November 21, 2017

A New Frontier in Diagnostics

A New Frontier in Diagnostics

Diagnostic devices on the shop floor are powerful maintenance tools. But as with any new technology, fleets are still learning how to uses them in a cost-effective manner.

November 17, 2017

Why Tesla Matters – Beyond the Electric Powertrain
Tesla Unveils All-Electric Class 8 Semi Truck

Tesla Unveils All-Electric Class 8 Semi Truck

Tesla says its new, all-electric Class 8 Semi will feature a 500-mile range on a single battery charge, can go from 0 to 60 mph in 20 seconds when bobtail, and is actually cheaper to operate per mile than a comparable diesel truck.

November 17, 2017