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Can We Trust Autonomous Vehicles?

Can We Trust Autonomous Vehicles?

The NTSB has determined that the actions of a human truck driver was a probable cause in a collision with an autonomous shuttle bus. The driver behaved as drivers have always done under the circumstance; but the computer-controlled shuttle did not.

July 15, 2019

3x3 Drop-Deck Looks Fairly Normal, But Stretches and Steers Itself
Core Competencies Matter Even in Times of Expansion

Core Competencies Matter Even in Times of Expansion

Moving into new markets makes good business sense right now. But expansion could cause fleets to neglect their core competencies something even successful companies like Apple and Amazon have trouble with. Blog commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts.

July 8, 2019

Too Many Close Calls

Too Many Close Calls

Every time Rolf Lockwood sees a policeman or a tow-truck driver working at the side of a busy road, he gets the willies. Read more in the Locking it In blog.

July 5, 2019

Let’s Put our Wounded Warriors Behind the Wheel
Knights of the Highway

Knights of the Highway

One upon a time, it was a standard fleet practice for truck drivers to stop and render aid to stranded motorists. And that memory still lingers in our collective consciousness, Jack Roberts notes in his Truck Tech blog.

June 28, 2019

Smartly Parked Rig Nicely Equipped for Flatbedding
Is it Time to Rethink Shipper-Carrier Contracts?

Is it Time to Rethink Shipper-Carrier Contracts?

Some people believe that the move toward more dynamic, technology-driven interactions between shippers, carriers, and brokers could mean changes in the traditional way carriers work with shippers – including less reliance on the traditional year-long contract.

June 26, 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

The Delivery Robots’ Greatest Threat

The Delivery Robots’ Greatest Threat

A new wave of delivery robots could transform the way goods are delivered – provided they survive their first contact with the greatest nemesis they’ll ever face: teenagers, says Jack Roberts in his Truck Tech blog.

June 21, 2019

5 Things Fleets are Concerned About in mid-2019

5 Things Fleets are Concerned About in mid-2019

We’re nearly halfway through 2019, so HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge asked HDT’s Editorial Advisory Board what current trends and issues are most on their minds.

June 21, 2019

America's Lunar Legacy

America's Lunar Legacy

We live in an age of technological wonder. And it all started with America’s mission to put men on the Moon. Blog commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts.

June 14, 2019

Hardened Steel Used in Granite-Based Army Dumpers
How is Trucking Different in 2019?

How is Trucking Different in 2019?

There are many lifers in the trucking industry and in 2019 it seems that so much has changed that it's hard to pinpoint just how different it has become, finds Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood.

June 5, 2019

Lawyer’s Sloppy Spot Switches Vehicles and Scenes