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Will Air Brakes Fade Away?

Will Air Brakes Fade Away?

Autonomous vehicle control systems and battery-electric trucks are poised to put new demands on commercial air brake systems and fast-track further development.

October 4, 2021

Virginia Port to Evaluate Autonomous Trucks

Virginia Port to Evaluate Autonomous Trucks

The Virginia Port Authority has received a federal grant that will allow it to begin evaluating the potential benefits of autonomous truck use for intermodal port operations.

February 1, 2021

Follow the Money if You’re Tracking Autonomous Truck Technology
Kodiak Showcases Autonomous Truck Freight Runs

Kodiak Showcases Autonomous Truck Freight Runs

Kodiak Robotics is now making 200-plus-mile “disengagement-free” autonomous freight runs with a tractor-trailer equipped with its autonomous driving technology.

January 12, 2021

Imagining a Completely Driverless Truck

Imagining a Completely Driverless Truck

A truck designed from the ground up with only minimal considerations for human passengers would be a radically different vehicle from the ones on the road today.

December 29, 2020

Like to Drive? Don't Worry About the Robots.
Daimler Showcases Second-Generation Autonomous Freightliner Cascadia
Scania Hails Positioning Accuracy Breakthrough for Autonomous Vehicles
Waymo Begins Autonomous Mapping Runs in New Mexico and Texas

Waymo Begins Autonomous Mapping Runs in New Mexico and Texas

Waymo has begun carrying out interstate mapping operations by a fleet of minivans in New Mexico and Texas – a move that is seen by many tech observers as a prelude to long-haul evaluation runs of tractor-trailers under autonomous control.

January 23, 2020

U.S. Commits to Lead in Autonomous Vehicle R&D

U.S. Commits to Lead in Autonomous Vehicle R&D

A new report issued by the U.S. National Science and Technology Council and the U.S. Department of Transportation laid out the Trump administration’s plans to stake out a leadership role for the country in the global race to develop autonomous vehicle technology.

January 13, 2020

2020 Trucking Ahead

2020 Trucking Ahead

The early signs indicate this will be a newsworthy year -- both inside trucking and out. Blog commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts.

January 3, 2020

Trucking Technology: 2019 in the Rear-View Mirror

Trucking Technology: 2019 in the Rear-View Mirror

2019 wasn't so much a year of earth-shattering headlines on the trucking technology front, as it was a year of consolidating gains and making solid business cases for new ways of moving goods. Commentary by HDT Senior Editor Jack Roberts.

December 31, 2019

HDT's 2019 Test Drives in Review

HDT's 2019 Test Drives in Review

Our editors get to climb behind the wheel of some truly fascinating pieces of equipment. Here's a look back at 2019's test drives.

December 26, 2019

TuSimple Study Finds 10% Fuel Savings for Autonomous Trucks

TuSimple Study Finds 10% Fuel Savings for Autonomous Trucks

Autonomous truck developer TuSimple said the results of a recent fuel economy study proved that trucks under autonomous control get up to 10% better fuel economy than similarly equipped trucks operating with human drivers.

December 18, 2019

Shell Looks at the Future of Fuel

Shell Looks at the Future of Fuel

At a recent conference at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Shell presented an array of speakers who sized up the state of alternative fuel technologies in trucking and a likely timeline for real-world adoption of these new means of moving freight.

November 27, 2019

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