Trucking shouldn't waste time on pipe-dreams like platooning and autonomous trucks and instead focus on improving logistics and making the trade appeal to young people, said Hendrickson's Jeff Sass while speaking at the Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange in Phoenix.
May 16, 2019
Transportation is the lifeblood of America's largest state, but challenges posed by geography and weather mean options are severely limited for eight months of the year.
March 6, 2019
Technology presented at the Bosch Mobility Experience in Flat Rock, Michigan, could migrate into the commercial vehicle space very soon, such as system redundancy and advanced driver assistance systems – precursors on the path to automated driving.
May 25, 2018
Does trucking face a cyber-threat resulting from weaknesses in the electronic architecture of its trucks? From part eight of our Trucking in the 21st Century series.
October 17, 2017
For drivers working for a driver service or temporary driver pool, how do they transfer their logs from one carrier to another? The short answer is, they can't.
August 23, 2017
Why settle for simple electronic logging when it can serve as a total fleet management solution in a box?
August 18, 2017
In this Q&A we sit down with Tom Reader, director of marketing for ELDs at JJ Keller and Associates to talk about how fleets and shippers are learning to cope with the changes that will come with electronic logs.
August 4, 2016
Vehicle inspections take on a little more significance during RoadCheck, which begins Tuesday. Tires are the special focus this year. Have a close look at your tires before the inspectors do; it's may keep you out of the hooskow.
June 6, 2016
Fleets prepared to make the necessary changes to every facet of their operation will be more successful transitioning to e-logs.
April 18, 2016
Freightliner can build its 122SD heavy-haul vocational chassis into any number of extreme configurations, but this oil-field hauler is one to be reckoned with. This truck lives for roads that would break your average highway hauler in half.
June 24, 2015
There are still a few misconceptions about autonomous commercial vehicles. They are not driverless trucks, but trucks that help make drivers' lives a little easier and roadways safer through the use of advanced technology. Jim Park takes a ride in Daimler's Inspiration Truck.
May 7, 2015
A very large percentage of all CSA violations are almost entirely and
easily preventable. Others may require more diligence and oversight,
but they are still manageable.
February 17, 2015
Eaton’s Procision dual-clutch medium-duty automated transmission
promises automatic-like driver feel with manual performance attributes.
November 18, 2014
As well as being in short supply, trucking’s new recruits are also, shorter generally, and thinner, as well as less likely to want a truck to look and feel like a truck. The challenge for truck makers comes in designing truck cabs to fit an expanding body-size profile, while making the driving environment appealing to people who have different expectations about trucks – all without alienating the existing driver population.
May 15, 2014
To be a fleet of fewer than 100 trucks in America today is to be a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs: every move fraught with risk, perils at every turn. Large fleets can outpace, outperform, outbuy, outhire and outlobby the smaller fleets.
October 8, 2013