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Jeff Sass: Electric Trucks, Connectivity Are In, Platooning and Autonomous Trucks Are Out
The Challenge of Logistics in Alaska

The Challenge of Logistics in Alaska

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

Bosch Demonstrates Emerging Safety, Self-Driving Technology

Bosch Demonstrates Emerging Safety, Self-Driving Technology

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

Can Trucks be Hacked?

Can Trucks be Hacked?

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

Why the ELD Mandate is a Problem for Temp Drivers
ELDs Can Open the Door to Big Data
Q&A: J.J. Keller's Tom Reader on Educating Fleets About ELDs
RoadCheck Begins: Don't Be Sidelined by Your Tires

RoadCheck Begins: Don't Be Sidelined by Your Tires

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

Living With ELDs: Getting Ahead of the Electronic Logs Mandate
QuickSpin: Freightliner 122SD 8x8  Extreme Heavy-Haul

QuickSpin: Freightliner 122SD 8x8 Extreme Heavy-Haul

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

Hands-off on the Highway

Hands-off on the Highway

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

Strategies For Staying On Top of CSA

Strategies For Staying On Top of CSA

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

QuickSpin: Using Eaton's Procision Dual-Clutch Transmission
Driver Ergonomics: Round Pegs and Oval Holes

Driver Ergonomics: Round Pegs and Oval Holes

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

Growing a Small Fleet

Growing a Small Fleet

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