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ATA's Spear: Trucking Deserves a Stronger Role in Policy

ATA's Spear: Trucking Deserves a Stronger Role in Policy

At the TMC Annual meeting, ATA president Chris Spear said that the time was right for trucking to take its rightful seat at the negotiating table, tell its story and make certain it was not cut out of the picture in the legislative, policy and technology issues both today and in the future.

March 5, 2018

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

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

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

What Do Bans of Diesel and Gasoline Cars in Europe Mean for Trucking?
The Human Element, First and Foremost

The Human Element, First and Foremost

The rate of change and complexity of new technology can be daunting. But technology is simply a tool to make our jobs -- and our lives -- easier.

October 20, 2017

Truckload Rates Remain Strong Amid Slight Demand Downturn
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

Telsa Wants to Test Self-Driving Class 8 Electric Truck in Two States
More Details Emerge on Tesla Electric Big Rig
Tesla's Musk Teases 'Mind-Blowing' Truck Launch
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

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

Will Future Tech Have a Domino Effect on Fleets?

Will Future Tech Have a Domino Effect on Fleets?

Transportation analyst Rick Mihelic says electric powertrains and autonomous vehicles will only be the beginning of the changes fleets will have to deal with in the near-term future.

August 31, 2017