Will Air Brakes Fade Away?

Autonomous vehicle control systems and battery-electric trucks are poised to put new demands on commercial air brake systems and fast-track further development.


How to Educate Drivers on Electric Vehicle Safety

It’s crucial for fleet managers to educate drivers on the unique driving characteristics of EVs. Solutions include information sessions with manufacturers, gamification, and developing training modules.


Wallut Named Chief Commercial Officer at Alstom

Jérôme Wallut will oversee Alstom’s global commercial activities including commercial strategy, business development, and public affairs.


GM on Track to Source 100% Renewable Energy in the U.S. by 2025

As part of GM's carbon-neutral commitment, it teams up with PJM and TimberRock to launch a new carbon tracking system to monitor and reduce emissions in real time.


Global News Roundup: Volvo Building Trucks in China

ICYMI: A roundup of global trucking industry news from Volvo, Westport, DHL, Volta and more.


Large-Scale Implementation of Smart Leasing Programs in Russia

AzurDrive and the "Smart Driving Labs" (SDL) have completed the creation of a fleet of more than half a thousand connected cars united by a single digital infrastructure. They will become the basis for the large-scale implementation of smart leasing programs in...


Clean Energy Roadshow Set for Georgia

The first of three events planned in Georgia this fall will showcase electric school buses from Blue Bird and Thomas Built Buses.


Daimler, Torc Continue Autonomous Truck Collab

Daimler Truck and Torc Robotics are in their third year of partnership, and are working toward commercialization of the first scalable, profitable Level 4 autonomous truck.


How Telematics is Transforming Trailers

The telematics push into trailers has been slow coming. But, experts say, this cutting-edge technology will soon change trailer maintenance and freight management forever.


Mercedes-Benz Unveils Tourrider Coach

The new offering was built specifically for the North American market.


Ford CEO Names Top Priorities for EVs

Ford Motor Co. President and CEO Chris Farley names making electric vehicles more affordable and mining battery minerals in the U.S. as top priorities.


Q&A: Kodiak's Next-Gen Autonomous Truck

In an interview with HDT, Kodiak Robotics CEO Don Burnette discusses the company’s plans to more than double its fleet with its newly unveiled fourth-generation autonomous truck.


Goodyear Invests in Autonomous Trucking Company Gatik

The partnership between Goodyear and Gatik, an autonomous technology company serving short-haul logistics, shows the need for remote diagnostics and component monitoring when autonomous transportation comes to pass.


Volvo Reveals Prototype Autonomous Truck for North America

Volvo says it’s a step closer to production of autonomous trucks in North America with the unveiling of a prototype Volvo VNL long-haul model integrated with Aurora Driver technology.


Paccar, Aurora, Fedex Pilot Autonomous Linehaul Trucking Operation

Paccar’s autonomously-enabled trucks configured with the Aurora autonomous Driver platform will haul FedEx loads between Dallas and Houston along the I-45 corridor.


Top Tips for Managing Truck Technology

New technology is a constant in trucking, and how you manage it makes all the difference in the world, according to HDT’s 2020 and 2021 Truck Fleet Innovators, who shared their top tips at Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange.


Embark, Ryder Partner on Nationwide Autonomous Fleet Network

Ryder plans to serve as the operator of Embark's future nationwide network of transfer points where freight would move from autonomous long-haul trucks to driver-enabled trucks for first- and last-mile delivery.


McLeod New Director of VW UK to Lead Electrification Offensive

Rod McLeod, the former head of Skoda in the UK, is to become the new director of Volkswagen UK, effective Jan. 2, 2022. McLeod takes over the main Volkswagen job from current director, Andrew Savvas, who takes up a new role with Volkswagen of America.