Autonomous trucking
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Can Tesla Make Electric Work for Trucking?

A side view of the Tesla Semi Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

HAWTHORNE, Calif. — Tesla’s success in the passenger-car arena has changed consumers’ perceptions and pushed the limits of what’s possible with electric cars.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 21, 2017
Editorial

Editorial: The ‘Next Big Thing’?

Did the Next Big Thing in trucking recently drive across a stage in California?

Transport Topics
November 21, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Autonomous Trucks a Plus for Safety, Security, Recruitment, Execs Say

Panelist discuss the state of autonomous trucking Panelists (left to right) Tucker, Cammisa and Ferguson discuss autonomous trucking. (Eric Miller/Transport Topics)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Autonomous heavy trucks not only show promise to reduce crashes, but they also offer a potential to improve cargo security and driver recruitment, according to executives speaking here at a recent national safety and security conference sponsored by American Trucking Associations.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2017
Editorial

Editorial: A Call to Arms for Trucking

There’s no shortage of issues that will shape the future of trucking.

Transport Topics
October 26, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Senate Panel to Examine Self-Driving Trucks

Daimler Truck Daimler

Trucking executives and industry observers will lead a discussion on self-driving trucks at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing Sept. 13.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 8, 2017
Opinion

Opinion: Why Autonomous Trucks Won’t Cost Jobs Anytime Soon

Daimler autonomous truck tested in Germany Daimler AG

With all the media buzz about autonomous vehicles, it was only a matter of time before autonomous trucks became part of the hype cycle. Take autonomous trucks one step further and some are already predicting job losses in transportation.

Pete Allen | Executive Vice President of Sales, MiX Telematics (North America)
August 28, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

These Truckers Work Alongside the Coders Trying to Reconfigure Their Jobs

Starsky Robotics Starsky Robotics

Just before Stefan Seltz-Axmacher offers a job to an engineer at Starsky Robotics Inc., a driverless trucking startup in San Francisco, he gives them “the talk.”

Max Chafkin and Josh Eidelson | Bloomberg News
June 26, 2017

Who's Liable in an Autonomous Truck Accident?

Panelists discuss liability in an accident during the "Autonomous Trucking: How Soon? How Disruptive?" panel at ATA's Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas Oct. 4, 2016.

October 18, 2016

Peloton's Platooning Explainer on Connecting Trucks

Josh Switkes of Peloton explains the platooning concept in this excerpt from the "Autonomous Trucking: How Soon? How Disruptive?" panel at ATA's 2016 Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas Oct. 4, 2016.

October 18, 2016

America's Road Team Captain Paul Savill on Autonomous Test

America's Road Team Captain Paul Savill describes his experience with an active braking system and other safety features in this interview with Transport Topics Editorial Director Neil Abt. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

October 18, 2016