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Inside the Cab of an Autonomous Truck

Inside the Cab of an Autonomous Truck

Testing autonomous trucks is more complex than it seems. The men and women sitting in the left seat of the nation's burgeoning fleet of robotic trucks are often called safety drivers. Their responsibilities are far more comprehensive than just keeping the truck out of trouble.

September 3, 2020

OOIDA to Congress: Suspend HVUT for One Year
The Rise of ADAS: The Fleet Experience

The Rise of ADAS: The Fleet Experience

Advanced driver assistance systems have come a long way in the past few years. These fleets say they are very happy with the results so far, but driver training and coaching are key.

July 21, 2020

Sick With COVID-19: A Trucking Team Shares Their Story
Nauto Launches AI-Powered Predictive Collision Alerts
Q&A: AI Expert Talks Autonomous Trucks

Q&A: AI Expert Talks Autonomous Trucks

Richard Bishop, AI industry analyst and intelligent vehicle applications specialist, spoke with Jim Park about autonomous trucks for an episode of the HDT Talks Trucking podcast.

April 6, 2020

Tips for Cleaning and Sanitizing Truck Cabs

Tips for Cleaning and Sanitizing Truck Cabs

The best protection against COVID-19 is to assume it's everywhere and to take proper precautions, like washing your hands and cleaning surfaces – including in a truck cab.

March 31, 2020

On the Spot: Volvo Truck's Dynamic Steering [Video]
Driver Shortage? Sorry, Truckers Aren't Buying It

Driver Shortage? Sorry, Truckers Aren't Buying It

Equipment Editor Jim Park, himself a driver and owner-operator for 20 years, disagrees with the notion of a driver shortage. There are 10 million CDL holders in the U.S. and only 3.7 million trucks requiring CDL drivers. How is that a shortage?

August 5, 2019

Truck Drivers Play a Crucial Role on Indy Car Teams
The Art & Science of Mountain Driving

The Art & Science of Mountain Driving

A truck driver can drive down a mountain 100 times too slowly, but only once too fast. An inexperienced driver on a steep grade could spell disaster unless properly trained.

July 3, 2019

Do Your Brain a Favor, Ditch the GPS

Do Your Brain a Favor, Ditch the GPS

GPS is clearly the navigation method of choice in trucking, and amongst the general population, but chronic GPS users might be doing their brains a disservice, and missing out on a lot of excitement by getting lost once in a while, says Equipment Editor Jim Park in his latest blog.

June 23, 2019

Thoughts on Achieving 11 MPG

Thoughts on Achieving 11 MPG

It's easy to get excited and stay excited about fuel economy when you can see positive change coming from your efforts. When I saw the numbers creeping up into the 10s on a recent test drive in a Peterbilt 579 EPIQ, I started pushing for 11. And it worked.

May 23, 2019

How Fleets Can Be Proactive With Tire Safety

How Fleets Can Be Proactive With Tire Safety

This is National Tire Safety Week here in the U.S., and while the time is set aside to remind four-wheelers of the importance of tire maintenance and periodic inspections, it shouldn't hurt to remind commercial vehicle operators that truck tires don't run on wishes and prayers either.

May 23, 2019

In-Cab Coaching Apps Can Coax Better Fuel Economy