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Daimler showed off Level 2 automation in its Freightliner new Cascadia for 2020. The company also announced its break from platooning development and that it’s targeting Level 4 autonomous trucks. Here’s what Daimler Trucks chief Martin Daum had to say about the company's future plans.

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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.

Daimler Nixes Platooning, Focuses on Automation

Saying the technology required to make platooning produces very limited reductions in operating cost, Daimler Truck North America has decided to pass on platooning and focus instead on advancing its position in vehicle automation.

8 Trends to Watch in Trucking in 2019

Reporting on the trucking industry was eventful in 2018, and it looks to get even more exciting in 2019. HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge shares her predictions for where we're going with drivers, regulations, technology and more.