autonomous trucks

Are driving skills about to be devalued?

Our industry has spent years on the hard sell that safe driving is truly a skilled profession. It’s sad to imagine the long-haul more akin to Homer Simpson, watching gauges at the power plant.

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Video log: Remote-controlled tractor-trailers, ZF’s new automated transmission

Transmission maker ZF unveiled a new automated transmission and a new system that allows drivers to operate their truck from outside of the cab using a tablet computer. Here's OD Equipment Editor Jack Roberts' footage from test driving both.

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Robotic trucks set to push drivers out of a job?

According to some analysts, it could make good financial sense to fleets to switch early to self-driving trucks.

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