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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

Electric and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks at the NACV Show [Video]
Who's Going to Work on Electric and Alt-Fuel Trucks?

Who's Going to Work on Electric and Alt-Fuel Trucks?

Fleets of the future are likely to be powered by a variety of drivetrains and fuels. Can an industry dealing with a technician shortage find the skilled workers it needs to keep them running?

September 9, 2019

Q&A: Sandeep Kar on Tomorrow's Truck

Q&A: Sandeep Kar on Tomorrow's Truck

Sandeep Kar is a leading transportation futurist, tracking and explaining how emerging technologies are changing trucking and logistics. In this HDT interview, Kar talks about his new role at telematics provider FleetComplete and how he thinks trucking will evolve in the near term.

April 11, 2019

Can Electric Trucks Ease the Technician Shortage?

Can Electric Trucks Ease the Technician Shortage?

Electric trucks have thousands fewer moving parts than vehicles with conventional powertrains. Does that mean near-future fleets could get by with fewer technicians? Senior Editor Jack Roberts takes a look in the Truck Tech blog.

April 8, 2019

Prediction: Electric Trucks Are Going to Be a Hit

Prediction: Electric Trucks Are Going to Be a Hit

At the end of the day, says Senior Editor Jack Roberts, an electric truck is simply just a truck. And while they may have a different propulsion system than conventional powertrains, the positives they offer many fleets outweigh the negatives.

March 22, 2019

Q&A: NACFE Celebrates a Decade of Profiling New Technologies

Q&A: NACFE Celebrates a Decade of Profiling New Technologies

Mike Roeth, executive director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency, sat down and talked to HDT about what the last 10 years have been like showcasing and validating new trucking technology and what he thinks the next decade will bring.

February 14, 2019

Trucking Goes Mainstream at CES

Trucking Goes Mainstream at CES

The import of CES, formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show, is now so massive that even Class 8 truck OEMs want to showcase their vehicles and technologies at the show. Savvy fleet managers would do well to consider why that's so, says Jack Roberts in his Truck Tech blog.

January 11, 2019

What the Wright Brothers and Huffman's Prairie Can Tell us About Truck Technology in 2018
Five Reasons There's Never Been a Better Time to be in Trucking

Five Reasons There's Never Been a Better Time to be in Trucking

All this talk about disruption and new technology can be overwhelming at times. But if you take a step back and look at where trucking is, and where it's heading, there's never been a better time to be in the fleet business. Blog commentary by Jack Roberts

October 19, 2018

Daimler's Daum: Platooning May Not be the Holy Grail

Daimler's Daum: Platooning May Not be the Holy Grail

At the HDMA Breakfast at the IAA Show in Hannover, Germany, the head of Daimler’s Truck and Bus business division noted that not all new technologies ultimately pan out. And truck platooning may be one of them.

September 21, 2018

Why Electric Trucks? Why Now?
Thor COO: Electric Trucks a 'Fantastic' Fit for Regional, Local Class 8 Applications
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