In the 1800s, the steam locomotive and the Transcontinental Railroad revolutionized transportation. In the 1900s, the automobile and the Interstate Highway System was another game-changer. Now that we’re in the 2000s, our roads are overcrowded, in poor condition, chronically underfunded, and increasingly dangerous. In fact, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) only gives the U.S. grades of C+ for bridges, D for roads, and D- for transit … More The Future of Road Travel
Made of organic, biodegradable materials, the VISION is a strong but sponge-like structure — with a design that resembles a combination of coral reefs, honeycombs, and spiderwebs — molded into an entire wheel … More Is the Tire of the Future Airless??
Trucking is admittedly a very cool profession, but at the same time, trucking is not a game. When drivers are behind the wheel of a big rig, sharp driving skills and quick reflexes can make the difference between safety and collisions, between life and death. Trucker training, then, is of utmost importance among semi truck drivers. … More Is Virtual Reality the Future of Trucker Training?
Some days we may wish for simpler times, like those in Mayberry, but business is no longer as easy as opening the doors to your dealership and waiting for customers to arrive. Success now requires utilizing your computer or mobile phone to take full advantage of opportunities to develop leads online, using emerging and innovative methods. … More Upgrading Mayberry: Digital Ads Bring Business Into the Future
Automated technology is a tricky subject for truck drivers. To be clear, few truckers on the road today will lose their jobs to self-driving technology. However, the story may be quite different in 40 to 50 years. Today we want to look to that more distant future and attempt to understand Why Self-Driving Technology is Coming, Despite Concerns. … More Why Self-Driving Tech is Coming, Despite Concerns
Self-driving cars. Autonomous vehicles. Driverless trucks. Whatever you call it, the future of transportation is both exciting and a little scary. It can be especially nerve-wracking if you’re someone who drives for a living. Yet while the widespread adoption of automated vehicles (AVs) may seem inevitable, truckers won’t be so easily pushed out of the driver’s seat! At least not for the next few decades. Here are 4 Reasons Why Truckers Are Here to Stay!! … More 4 Reasons Why Truckers Are Here to Stay
There are multiple levels of self-driving capability, so when someone talks about automation, they could be referencing basic features that most people use everyday or they could be speculating about futuristic vehicles that will zoom around without a single human on the inside. … More Breaking Down The 6 Levels of Self-Driving Automation
While the Volvo “BeeVan” only exists now as a one-quarter-scale model truck concept, it does give an amazing glimpse of where … More Volvo BeeVan Could Be the Truck of the Future
The New York Times features a story on the debate over trucking laws and the government’s role in regulating the industry. Families who have lost loved ones in truck-related accidents are calling for tougher laws on trucks, focusing on how many hours a trucker can drive in a day and training requirements.