Is Collaboration the Answer to Trucking's Advancement?

After years of HDT Editor In Chief Deborah Lockridge reporting on a trend toward more and more vertical integration at truck makers, we’re now seeing the push to zero-emissions and autonomous vehicles turning that on its head. Is collaboration helping the industry?

CVSA Ponders Driverless-Truck Enforcement

It will be impractical to have autonomous trucks pull into inspections stations, so CVSA and the industry are examining alternatives to traditional vehicle inspections.

Volvo Group CTO to Highlight Sustainable Revolution at ACT Expo

Volvo Group Chief Technology Officer Lars Stenqvist keynote at the ACT Expo will cover how the group is driving towards the company’s ambition of transport decarbonization, as well as transforming into a new way of delivering transport and infrastructure solutions.

Global News Roundup: Autonomous Truck Market Heats Up in Asia

ICYMI: A roundup of trucking industry news from Plus, Kodiak Robotics, TuSimple, SEA Electric, Shell, Daimler and Hyundai.

Embark Pursues OEM Integration of Autonomous Tech, Rolls out Carrier Program

Embark is taking steps to commercialize its autonomous truck technology, making it easier for truck makers to integrate the system and setting up a development program with major trucking fleets.

FMCSA Chief: Autonomous Trucks Mean 'Real and Broad Impacts on People's Livelihoods'

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration isn’t sure when autonomous commercial trucks are coming, but its researchers are busily preparing for widespread use of the technology – including the potential impact on the workforce, the new acting administrator...

4 Trends to Consider in Fleet Risk Management

In 2021, legacy issues like driver shortage and higher insurance costs will persist, and there’s no end to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. A risk management expert's outlook.

Imagining a Completely Driverless Truck

A truck designed from the ground up with only minimal considerations for human passengers would be a radically different vehicle from the ones on the road today.

Smart Trailers Face a Huge Hurdle

Find out why the challenge of building a backward-compatible smart trailer with future-proof connectivity will be one of the industry’s greatest challenges.

Buyer of Uber's Self-Driving Business Targets Autonomous Trucks

Autonomous technology developer Aurora, which just bought Uber's self-driving vehicle business, says its first market-ready product will be an...

Daimler Partners with Lidar Company on Autonomous-Truck Development

Daimler announced a strategic partnership with Luminar Technologies, a provider of automotive lidar hardware and software technology, to address a key enabling technology for autonomous truck operation, or what Daimler calls "highly automated" trucks.

Daimler Trucks, Waymo Team up to Tackle Autonomous Trucking

An autonomous-truck partnership between Waymo and Daimler will produce a unique version of the Freightliner Cascadia fitted with integrated redundancy for all safety systems, rather than bolt-on components. It will be driven by Waymo's advanced AI driving system,...

Navistar, Traton Make a Deal

Navistar and Traton have agreed in principle to a deal for the acquisition of Navistar International Corp. by Volkswagen’s truck and bus unit for $3.69 billion.

Einride Says First Self-Driving 'Pods' Available for Pre-Order

Einride is launching the next generation of its electric and self-driving ‘Pod’ cargo vehicle. Available on the global market for the first time, this series of Autonomous Electric Transport (AET) vehicles, ranging from AET 1 to AET 4, has been designed and...

JB Hunt: Driver Assistance Systems Deliver Immediate ROI

JB Hunt has seen a direct return on its investments into advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), says senior vice-president – safety, security and driver personnel Greer Woodruff.

Levandowski Sentenced for Stealing Autonomous Vehicle Documents

Self-driving truck entrepreneur Anthony Levandowski has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing trade secrets related to autonomous vehicles, in what the judge called “the "biggest trade secret crime I have ever seen."

Milton Reveals a Bit More about Nikola Two, But Questions Remain [Commentary]

The latest behind-the-scenes video from Nikola's Trevor Milton reveals more details about the hydrogen-electric truck and shows he has high expectations for its success. But HDT's Jim Park says at this point, he's still long on promises but short on mileage.

UPS Adding 'Smart Warehouse' Technology

UPS Supply Chain Solutions is adding warehouse network technology to make distribution centers smarter and more efficient