Starsky Robotics had to give up on its goal of truly driverless trucks earlier this year after failing to secure additional needed funding. HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park recently spoke to founder Stefan Seltz-Axmacher about what happened and why true self-driving truck technology may be harder than we think.
May 21, 2020
The latest onboard tire-management systems go far beyond just monitoring and maintaining tire pressure on the road, using telematics, data analytics, and machine learning, as we saw in several announcements at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show.
December 11, 2019
Camera-based safety systems are helping fleets identify risky behaviors and foster accountability in ways camera-less telematics cannot.
September 21, 2019
Trucking Under the Influence is an investigative series by Heavy Duty Trucking examining the impact of illegal drug use by drivers amid current trends of marijuana legalization, opioid addiction, a rise in cocaine use, and changes in driver drug-testing regulations and technology.
September 10, 2019
A special downloadable supplement by the editorial staff of Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, "ELDs: The Final Countdown," offers in-depth information on managing the ELD-to-AOBRD transition and getting the most out of electronic logging devices.
September 4, 2019
Are you looking for a low-cost, high-value telematics solution? Find out what the top three impacts to telematics pricing are and what to consider when researching providers.
August 16, 2019
Today’s telematics solutions can do more than follow vehicles’ digital breadcrumb trail on a map or track truck driver hours of service. They are now business tools can help drive savings and revenue to a truck fleet's bottom line.
August 12, 2019
Electronic logging device customer service is rarely given priority in a pilot or trial phase, yet it's one of the most vital aspects to successful implementation. What should you ask potential ELD providers about customer service?
August 8, 2019
Sometimes the toughest part of a technology implementation is convincing company leadership that it’s the best option for the business. Focusing on the solution’s ROI will go a long way to convincing even the most skeptical business leader.
August 5, 2019
While trucking fleets aren’t required to have a telematics device aboard their vehicles, those that do have seen significant improvements in efficiency, productivity, and safety.
July 30, 2019
Telematics brings an unprecedented amount of transparency to today’s fleets. Here are five must-have features that should be on every telematics shopping list.
July 23, 2019
Fleets that bundle their ELD solutions with telematics not only will stay in compliance, but also will get the benefits of better visibility into every aspect of their trucks’ operations, improving the bottom line.
July 16, 2019
There are six must-have features when it comes to vehicle tracking systems. Learn what they are, and how they can benefit your business.
June 14, 2019
Researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) are teaching driver’s education students about truck safety through interactive demonstrations at 25 high schools in Virginia, West Virginia, and Delaware.
January 18, 2019