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Q&A: Kenworth Talks Production Delays, New Trucks, Tech

Q&A: Kenworth Talks Production Delays, New Trucks, Tech

Kenworth General Manager Kevin Baney discussed production delays due to a COVID-19 disruption in microchip availability and sat down with HDT to talk about the past year, his company’s new trucks, technology, and the road ahead.

April 5, 2021

Test Drive: Peterbilt’s New Model 579 UltraLoft

Test Drive: Peterbilt’s New Model 579 UltraLoft

Peterbilt’s latest iteration of its Model 579 highway tractor isn’t just an upgrade. It may be one of the most important trucks Peterbilt has ever built. Jack Roberts got to drive one before it was officially unveiled.

February 3, 2021

Virginia Port to Evaluate Autonomous Trucks

Virginia Port to Evaluate Autonomous Trucks

The Virginia Port Authority has received a federal grant that will allow it to begin evaluating the potential benefits of autonomous truck use for intermodal port operations.

February 1, 2021

Kodiak Showcases Autonomous Truck Freight Runs

Kodiak Showcases Autonomous Truck Freight Runs

Kodiak Robotics is now making 200-plus-mile “disengagement-free” autonomous freight runs with a tractor-trailer equipped with its autonomous driving technology.

January 12, 2021

Daimler Showcases Second-Generation Autonomous Freightliner Cascadia
Increasing Number of State, Local Governments Order People to Stay Home

Increasing Number of State, Local Governments Order People to Stay Home

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, an increasing number of state and local governments have issued orders restricting public gatherings and even told residents to "shelter in place." Trucking, defined as essential by the federal government, is not subject to these orders.

March 23, 2020

The Pandemic Highway: Drivers Report in as COVID-19 Rages On
Truck Stops Step Up to Serve Drivers During COVID-19 Outbreak
Trucking on the Front Line in Fight Against COVID-19

Trucking on the Front Line in Fight Against COVID-19

As an increasingly aware United States mobilizes to contain the spread the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19, the trucking industry is uniquely positioned to help in the containment effort – or to spreading the disease.

March 12, 2020

TMC, FMCSA Join Forces to Boost Safety Tech Adoption
Scania Hails Positioning Accuracy Breakthrough for Autonomous Vehicles
FMCSA Extends Entry-Level Driver Training Rule Compliance Date
Roadcheck 2020 to Focus on Driver Inspections
Waymo Begins Autonomous Mapping Runs in New Mexico and Texas

Waymo Begins Autonomous Mapping Runs in New Mexico and Texas

Waymo has begun carrying out interstate mapping operations by a fleet of minivans in New Mexico and Texas – a move that is seen by many tech observers as a prelude to long-haul evaluation runs of tractor-trailers under autonomous control.

January 23, 2020

U.S. Commits to Lead in Autonomous Vehicle R&D

U.S. Commits to Lead in Autonomous Vehicle R&D

A new report issued by the U.S. National Science and Technology Council and the U.S. Department of Transportation laid out the Trump administration’s plans to stake out a leadership role for the country in the global race to develop autonomous vehicle technology.

January 13, 2020

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