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We sat down with Nikola Motor Co. CEO Trevor Milton at the Nikola World event in Scottsdale, Arizona, where the evening before he had introduced the Nikola Two hydrogen-electric truck to the world, to get his thoughts on the fueling infrastructure, the competition, hydrogen vs. electric trucks, and why he thinks truck drivers will be eager to switch from diesel.

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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.

Q&A: PacLease's Jake Civitts on Truck Leasing Trends

Last year was a big year of growth for PacLease. In this interview, Jake Civitts, director of franchise operations, talks about the company's growth, trends in full-service leasing, truck maintenance challenges, the latest technology and more.

Q&A: Autonomous Truck Developer TuSimple Makes Its Case

In a sit-down interview with HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park, Robert Brown, director of public affairs for truck tech start-up TuSimple, explains the capabilities, current limitations and potential for its autonomous truck technology.

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.

Q&A: Wabco's Morrison on Active Steering Advances

In our January issue, HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park explored how advances in steering are soon going to make driving easier, and will be an important part of the move toward more automation in trucks. Here's a more extended interview on the topic with Jon Morrison, president of the Americas at Wabco.

Q&A: Convoy on a Better Way to Connect Truckers and Shippers

Three years ago, the company Convoy was founded with the goal of using technology to provide an Uber-like service for booking on-demand freight shipments. Investors like Jeff Bezos and Waymo-parent Alphabet have invested in the company, which recently surpassed $1 billion in valuation. HDT's Deborah Lockridge checked in to see what the company is working on now.

Q&A: Peterbilt's Jason Skoog on Hot Truck Market, Electric Trucks and More

Jason Skoog took over as general manager of Peterbilt in March after more than 20 years at Paccar, most recently as assistant general manager – Operations at Peterbilt’s sister company, Kenworth. He shares his thoughts on the hot truck market, the sizzling pace of technology advances, and why little things mean a lot.

Q&A: Fenn Church on ELDs, Infrastructure, and Trucking in Alabama

Mandatory ELDs may level the playing field, but it's still a battle to get some customers to understand the constraints that the hours of service rules play. That's just one challenge facing Fenn Church, president of Church Transportation, as he leads the Alabama Trucking Association this year.