The CTO of Ryder System Inc. on why self-driving trucks and autonomous commercial vehicles will be the new normal sooner than most people realize.
Traffic congestion costs the trucking industry $50 billion a year, and hurts manufacturers, retailers and the economy as a whole. But the solution isn't adding tolls, it's raising fuel taxes.
As passenger car sales decline, the health of the U.S. auto industry is increasingly dependent on the manufacturing and sale of pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles and crossovers.
America depends on trucks to deliver our many goods, and an ongoing truck driver shortage threatens the consumer lifestyle we've become so accustomed to.
With trucking remaining a big component of fatal crashes, the trucking industry needs to get smart about life-saving technology.
Autonomous vehicles are coming, and there are still 15 standard safety issues that lawmakers have not required developers to address.
Many in the trucking industry are reluctant to embrace autonomous trucking technology. But it could be the solution to many of the industry's biggest problems.
As trucking technology advances and trucks become more reliant on connectivity, hacking and cybersecurity risks become an exponentially bigger concern.
The collapse of Hanjin Shipping Co. has been a focus for supply chain executives, but the impact on trucking in the United States is only beginning now.
The federal government can add as many new trucking industry regulations to trucks as it wants, but those regulations still won't really address the root causes of truck crashes — unsafe behavior.