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Quick Spin: ZF’s Reax Electronic Steering System

Quick Spin: ZF’s Reax Electronic Steering System

ZF's Reax is a smart, electronic control system that takes input data from various sensors around the vehicle, including the driver, and either loosens, or tightens steering response based on what the truck is doing and what the driver needs in terms of steering inputs to do it safely.

August 29, 2017

Cummins Unveils Class 7 All-Electric Daycab Tractor
More Details Emerge on Tesla Electric Big Rig
Truckers Aren't Terrorists

Truckers Aren't Terrorists

A science writer in MIT's Technology Review is worried angry truckers will one day hack or "bedazzle" autonomous vehicle systems to deliberately cause accidents, Jack Roberts pumps the brakes on that idea in his Truck Tech blog.

August 24, 2017

ZF Brings Reax Electronic Steering System to Heavy Truck Market
Time to Face The Future Head-On

Time to Face The Future Head-On

Tech gurus are flocking to trucking with new ideas and new technology. The time to prepare for the changes that are coming is now, says Jack Roberts in his Truck Tech blog.

August 15, 2017

Scuttling of Sleep Apnea Screening Proposal Draws Heated Reactions
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