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The Power of Technology to Transform Trucking Fleets

Technology is poised to take $236 million in inefficiencies out of trucking operations over the next four years, Navistar's Jeff Sass told attendees at HDT's Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange.

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Commentary: Are We Moving Too Fast on Autonomous Vehicles?

We can’t afford to be afraid of change, especially not these days when anything seems possible – but we also can’t afford to be cavalier about the path we take in finding new and better ways to do things. Commentary by Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood.

Shell Explores the Limits of Fuel Efficiency at Eco-Marathon

On a weekend where Shell Lubricants hosted an eco-marathon challenge, the company showed off its Starship concept truck, aiming to push the limits of fuel efficiency with current technology.

Hino, VW Ink Long-Term Strategic Partnership Deal

A new, long-term, strategic agreement reached by Hino and Volkswagen will evaluate technology cooperation between the two companies with a focus on conventional powertrains, hybrid and electric powertrains, as well as connectivity and autonomous driving systems.

Commentary: Don’t Let Fear of Change Mire You in Mediocrity

Some fleets may feel overwhelmed by all the new technology coming at them because they don’t have the expertise. Let’s face it, at the rate new technology is rolling in, no one really has the expertise yet, says Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge in her April editorial.

Chinese Joint Venture Announces Autonomous Truck Development Project

G7 Networks says its new joint venture with other Chinese firms will seek to develop autonomous-driven electric heavy-duty trucks that are highly efficient, safe and easy to manage.

Nikola Jabs Tesla - Vows to Return Pre-Production Deposit Money

In a Tweet on April 4, 2018, electric truck OEM Nikola said it did not need deposit money to operate its busines -- an apparent jab at Tesla's long-rumored financial troubles.

Navistar Inks Agreement to Develop Composite Materials for Class 8 Trucks

Navistar has signed an agreement with TPI Composites to design and develop Class 8 trucks with lighter-weight frame rails and body panels crafted from composite materials.

FedEx Orders 20 Tesla Semi Electric Trucks

FedEx says the 20 Semi, all-electric trucks will be operated by FedEx Freight in its less-than-truckload business unit.

Q&A: FR8Star CEO Matt Kropp on Using the Data from ELDs and More

FR8Star CEO Matt Kropp brings an outsider's fresh perspective to trucking technology. In this exclusive interview, he shares his thoughts on ELDs, autonomous trucks, blockchain, and more.