autonomous trucks

If Trump really wants to save U.S. jobs …

"If he (Trump) cares about the working man, he’ll stop this talk about driverless trucks.” --Trucker Jerry Jackson in Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial about autonomous vehicle tech threats.

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2017: Regulations, the economy and your career path

Is your career path leading you to become a "critical-thinking, problem-solving" business owner?

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Abracadabra autonomous!

“They’re not opponents of tech, but it might be a failure of imagination" --Venture capitalist on disconnect between truckers' expectations of self-driving tech and those of the folks in Silicon Valley. Wendy: "Let's slow the row on the imagination-bashing a little and get real."

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If you can’t say something nice, come sit beside me

"Apparently the people designing these autonomous vehicles and proselytizing their imminent takeover of the world have never been on an American highway, inside a big truck outside of a parking lot, or used brain power for anything other than putting the wagon before the wheel."

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Don’t call me Shirley, Otto

Self-driving trucks? "My personal feeling is you 'Otto' run far and fast if you ever see one of these trucks on the road."

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Nevada DOT hosts workshop on automated vehicle public policy

The Nevada DOT hosted an automated vehicle public policy workshop in Las Vegas on Jan. 5 to standardize as many regulations as possible across the country on insurance and operational issues.

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Podcast: What it’s like driving an autonomous truck, VW emissions scandal’s impact on U.S. truck market

What's it like behind the wheel of a self-driving truck? And how do you get an autonomous endorsement for your CDL? Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts and OD News Editor James Jaillet talk details of automated trucking.

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Overdrive gets behind the wheel of Freightliner’s autonomous truck

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts got his first experience piloting an autonomous truck Tuesday.

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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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