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Test drives: a year in review

This year, I logged 62,781 air miles en route to trucking events across the U.S., Canada and Mexico and many of those miles were ticked en route to test drives – ...

ASE reaching out to public schools to reach potential diesel tech recruits

Medium and heavy-duty vehicles are steadily becoming more computer-driven and technologically advanced, yet code writing is winning strong in the classrooms.

Should we call it Trucksgiving?

Recent analysis conducted by the Minnesota Trucking Association shows it takes more than 83,000 truckloads to haul Thanksgiving into your home. 

Searching for Tesla’s place in trucking from behind the wheel of the Model S

Tesla's Model S looks like a car and acts like a car but its processes are on a different level.
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No magic bullet for trailer aerodynamics

We’ll eventually run out of things to hang on a trailer, right?

Trucking in aerospace: fleets look beyond compliance to increase safety

The trucking industry has made big strides in safety but the trends are now moving in the wrong direction. At least one company, Fleetworthy, has a strategy to reverse that ...

Did we just get our first unauthorized look at Tesla’s semi?

I'm not a Reddit user. Maybe I'm not hip enough or maybe I just "don't get it." But someone who apparently does get Reddit may have accidentally stumbled upon the electric ...

Letting the bully have your milk money and taking a beating for the privilege

Backup cameras are being mandated on cars next year so drivers will stop running over their loved ones and random objects.

Blockchain: the next digital frontier of freight transportation

Blockchain technology could help trucking and many other industries speed transactions, secure data transfers, and eliminate intermediaries.

Do the math before ‘filling up’ your electric truck

With electric rates of 11 cents per kWh – the current rates I got from Alabama Power today – you would pay about $1.99 for the equivalent energy of one ...

A quick look at an important part of Kenworth’s history

It’s hard to resist a good history lesson, especially when it’s told from the site of what was once the world’s largest lumber mill where some of Kenworth’s first trucks ...

Looking at the future of looking backward

As video resolution improves – and it's already pretty excellent – the reasons to implement this kind of thing shrink.

Prospects of electric tractor more flip-phone than iPhone

The pace of innovation in trucking is always going to ebb and flow with the price of every fleet’s single largest expense.

Driver engagement: Swift Transportation shifts into high gear

As the new vice president of driver engagement, Scott Barker will manage the information and feedback Swift gets from drivers to make improvements.
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