How Trailer Technology Has Progressed Since 2002

November 17, 2022

The standardization of telematics and trailer tracking opened the doors to countless more opportunities for optimization - from tire pressure management and fuel economy, to load sensing and climate controls. The progress made in trailers and safety technology is best told from the perspective of an industry veteran who has become an expert in the field. What challenges - from landing gear issues to a disrupted supply chain - have demanded change and how has the industry responded? On December 7, CEO of Business Accelerants and Transportation Safety Equipment Institute (TSEI) Executive Director Paul Menig joins TT's Dan Ronan to discuss his work with TMC on next gen refrigerated trailers, how retrofitting really works, and his must-have tech list for trailer purchasing.

Autonomous Platooning and Trucking: How Soon? How Disruptive?

October 21, 2016

The complete presentation of Transport Topics' panel on "Autonomous Platooning and Trucking: How Soon? How Disruptive?" from the 2016 Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, Oct. 4, 2016. Read more at bit.ly/TTPanel1010

LiveOnWeb: Master Class on Autonomous Trucking

October 19, 2016

Fred Andersky of Bendix joins TT's Neil Abt and Seth Clevenger for a high-level look at autonomous trucking in this month's LiveOnWeb. Read more at bit.ly/TT-LOW1019

LiveOnWeb: Master Class on Autonomous Trucking

October 19, 2016

Fred Andersky of Bendix joins TT's Neil Abt and Seth Clevenger for a high-level look at autonomous trucking in this month's LiveOnWeb. Read more at bit.ly/TT-LOW1019

Peloton's Platooning Explainer on Connecting Trucks

October 18, 2016

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.

America's Road Team Captain Paul Savill on Autonomous Test

October 18, 2016

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)

Who's Liable in an Autonomous Truck Accident?

October 18, 2016

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.

Otto's Anthony Levandowski on Autonomous Benefits

October 18, 2016

Many years from now, "None of the new trucks will have a cab on them -- it just doesn't make sense," Otto co-founder Anthony Levandowski says in this excerpt from "Autonomous Trucking: How Soon? How Disruptive?" panel at #MCEVegas.

Volvo Active Driver Assist Demonstration

October 18, 2016

Fred Andersky demonstrates the Bendix Volvo Active Driver Assist feature in a stationary vehicle braking scenario.

Platooning Engagement Demonstration

October 18, 2016

Here's a demonstration of how two trucks connect wirelessly to begin platooning.

On Fourth Attempt, Anna Basham Earns Her CDL

October 6, 2016

Last but not least, Anna Basham earned her commercial driver license on her fourth try, becoming the seventh of seven CDL or Bust students to complete the program. Interview with David Elfin of Transport Topics; more at CDLorBust.com

MCE 2016 Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

October 2, 2016

The ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially mark the opening of the exhibit hall on Oct. 2, 2016 for ATA's Management Conference & Exhibition. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

2016 MCE

October 2, 2016

The ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially mark the opening of the exhibit hall on Oct. 2, 2016, for ATA's Management Conference & Exhibition.

Teddy Flener Jr. Earns His CDL

September 30, 2016

Teddy Flener Jr. talks with TT's David Elfin about finally passing his CDL exam. More at CDLorBust.com.

Daimler Hall Walkaround at IAA

September 23, 2016

An early-morning walkaround at the Daimler hall during the 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, Germany. (Neil Abt/Transport Topics) More at TTNews.com.

UPS Drone

September 23, 2016

UPS Inc., teaming up with drone-maker CyPhy Works, announced drone tests to deliver packages in remote areas.The first test was earlier this week to move medicine from a Boston area community to Children’s Island, located about three miles from the mainland and without automobile access. UPS also has done drone application tests inside warehouses to track stock availability and assessment of relief aid deliveries, also in hard-to-reach locations. (video by UPS Inc.)

CDL or Bust: Third Time the Charm for Joey Wilson Jr.

September 22, 2016

Joey Wilson Jr. became the fifth of seven CDL or Bust students to earn his CDL, passing the test on Sept. 22, 2016, while classmate Anna Basham was unsuccessful on her second bid. Interview with TT's David Elfin. More at CDLorBust.com.

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