Neil Abt

Blogger, Neil Abt blogs for The Open Road.

Posts by Neil Abt

in The Open Road Oct 18, 2017

Is technology causing highway fatalities?

We’ve often written of the improving safety performance of trucks after participating in a live demonstration, or sitting through a....More
in The Open Road Oct 03, 2017

NACV shows trucks without drivers won't happen anytime soon

Concerns over the future of truck driving jobs are frequently cited by labor unions and other groups when discussion the possibility of self-driving....More
in The Open Road Sep 19, 2017

Lessons learned from this summer's natural disasters

From Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Irma in Florida, and wildfires in the west, a large portion of the United States has been impacted by natural....More
in The Open Road Aug 28, 2017

New details of Tesla's planned electric truck revealed

Tesla’s soon-to-be-unveiled electric long-haul truck will have a range of 200 to 300 miles, according to a new report. On several occasions in....More
in The Open Road Aug 17, 2017

Can you teach a driverless truck to use a paper log?

How do you teach a driverless truck to fill out a paper log? That was a question a 20–something passenger asked me as I gave him an Uber....More
in The Open Road Aug 02, 2017

The toughest question facing self-driving vehicles

It may be the trickiest debate in the self-driving vehicle space. In a situation where an accident is unavoidable what should the vehicle do? Does it....More
in The Open Road Jul 17, 2017

Report highlights FMCSA's technology, leadership shortcomings

The Government Accountability Office just issued a scathing report on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s information technology....More
in The Open Road Jul 10, 2017

Kangaroos, road chaos challenge driverless technology

As companies race to develop the next autonomous breakthrough, the obstacles that are uncovered can help measure progress....More
in The Open Road Jun 23, 2017

ELDs: What is there to fear?

We are now less six months from the official start of the electronic-logging era. The rule from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has....More
in The Open Road Jun 11, 2017

Labor secretary says change to overtime rule is needed

Alexander Acosta, Department of Labor secretary, made clear last week the debate over overtime pay did not end when the new presidential....More

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