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8 Trends to Watch in Trucking in 2019

8 Trends to Watch in Trucking in 2019

Reporting on the trucking industry was eventful in 2018, and it looks to get even more exciting in 2019. HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge shares her predictions for where we're going with drivers, regulations, technology and more.

December 21, 2018

Autonomous Trucks Need More than Self-Driving Tech to Become Reality

Autonomous Trucks Need More than Self-Driving Tech to Become Reality

How does a self-driving truck get dispatched? What happens when it breaks down? If a receiver keeps it sitting waiting to unload? When it encounters a four-way stop or a policeman directing traffic? These questions and more were explored during a panel discussion at the McLeod Software 2018 User Conference.

October 8, 2018

Commentary: Don’t Let Fear of Change Mire You in Mediocrity

Commentary: Don’t Let Fear of Change Mire You in Mediocrity

Some fleets may feel overwhelmed by all the new technology coming at them because they don’t have the expertise. Let’s face it, at the rate new technology is rolling in, no one really has the expertise yet, says Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge in her April editorial.

April 6, 2018

Daimler Pumping R&D into Electric Trucks, Connectivity, Autonomous Trucks
Commentary: Can Autonomous Trucks Help You Attract Fresh Talent?

Commentary: Can Autonomous Trucks Help You Attract Fresh Talent?

We tend to shake our heads and roll our eyes at the breathless coverage in the mainstream and tech media about “driverless trucks”. But there’s one good thing about all this coverage: It’s helping to make trucking look “cool”, says Editor In Chief Deborah Lockridge in her September editorial.

September 15, 2017

Commentary: Why Innovation's More Important Than Ever
Trucking in the 21st Century

Trucking in the 21st Century

How technology, from e-commerce to autonomous vehicles, is reshaping trucking and logistics.

January 13, 2017

Commentary: The Heady Pace of Technology

Commentary: The Heady Pace of Technology

Drones, self-driving trucks, so-called “Uber” for freight transportation as well as the Internet of Things and Big Data all have the power to disrupt today’s ways of moving freight.

October 17, 2016

Self-Driving Trucks and the Platooning Stepping Stone: How Soon?

Self-Driving Trucks and the Platooning Stepping Stone: How Soon?

While it seems pretty certain that some forms of autonomous trucking are definitely on the way, the vision varies on just what that’s going to look like and how fast it’s going to get here. That was the takeaway from a panel discussion on platooning and autonomous vehicle technologies at the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

October 5, 2016

Taking It Slow on the Road to Autonomous Trucks
Commentary: The Reality of Autonomous Trucks
How Regulations Inspired Daimler's Autonomous Truck

How Regulations Inspired Daimler's Autonomous Truck

As it showcased its Freightliner Inspiration Truck automated truck, Daimler Trucks North America talked about sources for its inspiration -- primarily customers, but also other factors, including regulations.

May 6, 2015

Commentary: Glimpses of the Future in Louisville

Commentary: Glimpses of the Future in Louisville

With economists and truck makers predicting what truck sales will look like this year, hints of what products we might see announced next year, concept trucks and prototypes on display, the Mid-America Trucking Show is a glimpse of the future.

April 15, 2015