We’ve been hearing about the inevitability of autonomous vehicles for years, and while it’s hard to know where we’re at on the roadmap to truly driverless trucks, four things seem certain.
Industry Trends & Drivers
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Electric truck companies’ pursuit of a zero-emissions future has yet to knock out vehicles powered by natural gas as the waste industry’s preferred fuel alternative. But the long view increasingly focuses on electric collection vehicles, even while investment in natural gas continues in the near term.
The public can now see where in the U.S. autonomous vehicles are being tested, thanks to a new tool from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Ford is ditching the traditional method of integrating telematics, avoiding costly and time-consuming aftermarket hardware installations and instead introducing proprietary telematics systems for fleets that use their models and allowing access to data through their open-platform Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC).
When looking for ways to reduce costs and save time in work truck fleet management, digitizing your documents should be one of your first stops.
The ability to predict parts failures and to develop VIN-specific preventive maintenance programs are two benefits that fleets can achieve if harnessing the power of connectivity.
The self-driving technology company Waymo Via will pilot Peterbilt 579 trucks on runs from Dallas to El Paso and Houston.
Automated Trucking, A Technical Milestone That Could Disrupt Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs, Hits the Road
Companies are already testing driverless trucks on America’s roads. The technology will bring untold profits, but it may cost thousands of truckers their livelihoods.
The appearance of COVID-19 may have slowed down the trucking industry, but the electrification of trucks continues to push forward through the pandemic.
The right ELD can collect an array of telematics data beyond just engine hours, helping fleets do more than simply comply with hours of service requirements.
The COVID-19 pandemic has not significantly affected Daimler Trucks North America’s work on medium- and heavy-duty battery-electric trucks, and despite production shutdowns due to the pandemic, the company is back to building vehicles at the same rate it was before the pandemic hit.