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The Lowly Fifth Wheel Receives a Technology Boost

Even the fifth wheel, the most basic of trucking components, is finally getting a technological update to make them safer and easier to use.

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Daimler Demonstrates Platooning Technology [Video]

Is truck platooning only technically feasible or is it also commercially viable? In this video, we look at Daimler Trucks' recent demonstration of its platooning technology with a pair of loaded big rigs.

LoadDocs Tackles Paperwork Load on the Road

The LoadDocs app is a mobile solution for tackling the challenge of completing paperwork while on the road.

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.

Augmented Reality Tool Helps Train Diesel Techs [Video]

The Diesel Program at Fox Valley Technical College is exploring the use of 3D augmented reality to show students the inner workings of a diesel engine.

Meet HDT's 2018 Truck Fleet Innovators

Heavy Duty Trucking's 2018 Truck Fleet Innovators are leaders in areas such as fuel economy, driver health, the driver shortage, smart growth, and data-driven decisions.

Q&A: ZF's Emerging Technology Push Gains Steam

ZF has deep roots as a technology pioneer. In this exclusive HDT interview, Mitja Schulz, senior VP and general manager of commercial steering systems for ZF TRW, talks about how the company is serving both North American fleets and OEMs with a growing portfolio of advanced vehicle systems.

Technology & Maintenance Council Meeting Kicks off in Atlanta

As TMC's annual meeting kicks off this week, news on new products, maintenance procedures and emerging technology in the trucking industry will flow out of Atlanta, including sessions on hot topics such as last-mile delivery and autonomous trucks.

AxleTech Rebrands to Emphasize Technology Investment

AxleTech International has rebranded as simply AxleTech with the aim of emphasizing the “tech” in its name, acknowledging its focus on and investments in being a technology company.

Let the Robot Drive?

Another Tesla Autopilot crash this week is a reminder that autonomous vehicle technology still has a ways to go before it's ready for widespread use on public roads. But that doesn't mean the technology isn't viable.