Neil Abt

Blogger, Neil Abt blogs for The Open Road.

Posts by Neil Abt

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
in The Open Road Jun 05, 2017

'Uberization' tips from a former Uber driver

The latest promotional video from Uber Freight makes the process of accepting a load and receiving payment as simple as a....More
in The Open Road May 22, 2017

Video: A spin around DTNA's new test track

My first reaction when I got out of the truck was relief I had only eaten a small lunch. That is generally good advice when visiting test tracks....More
in The Open Road May 15, 2017

Could infrastructure plan get stuck in traffic?

Infrastructure Week started with a jolt Monday, with Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao saying initial details of the Trump....More
in The Open Road May 11, 2017

Uber Freight: It was just a tweet

Living on the West Coast, my mornings consist of a mad scramble to catch up on news I’ve missed while sleeping. With so many news outlets and....More

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