Multimedia Library - All en Ford, Virginia Tech use van with driver in 'seat suit' to test autonomous signals <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Sitting in the driver's seat, you might wave a few fingers repeatedly — as in, "go ahead" — to let a pedestrian or cyclist know it's okay to cross in front of your car. But what if there's no driver and it's a self-driving car or truck?</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Autonomous Vehicles HD Pickup & Van News Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:15:00 +0000 226671 at Mack Anthem: First drive and a look inside the cab <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>When you get inside and saddle up in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Mack Trucks</a></span>' new Anthem highway tractor, the word that may come to mind is "friendly." And then you'll notice how smooth it pulls.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks Fleet Management News Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:15:00 +0000 226491 at McLeod Software 2017 User Conference <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>McLeod Software trucking customers and technology partners gathered at the George World Congress Center in Atlanta for McLeod&#39;s 2017 user conference, which covered a wide range of critical industry topics, from how truck driver demographics are changing and how that impacts motor carrier recruiting and retention efforts to a discussion of the latest cyber security tactics; a session that features one of the FBI&#39;s top cyber security experts. (<em>All photos by Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> </div> Telematics News Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:37:00 +0000 226411 at <p>Photo: Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</p> FHWA three-truck platooning test <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="">Federal Highway Administration</a> (FHWA) recently sponsored a two-day demonstration of <a href="">three-truck platooning</a> on public roadways in Northern Virginia; the results of four years&rsquo; worth of research and testing. Guided by police escort, the three tractor-trailers took journalists and other industry experts from a staging area in Centreville, VA, along routes established on Rt.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks Autonomous Vehicles News Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:40:00 +0000 226341 at <p>Photo: Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</p> Mack rolls out new 'bad ass' Anthem highway truck <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>ALLENTOWN, PA. With a bold new grille sporting vertical accents like two fangs in a bulldog's underbite, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Mack Trucks</a></span>' new Anthem highway tractor drew multinational press and plenty of fanfare at its launch here Wednesday evening.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks Fleet Management News Thu, 14 Sep 2017 04:41:00 +0000 226311 at Vehicle makers exploring business cases for autonomy <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Beyond their own forays into crafting cars and trucks that can drive themselves, vehicle manufacturers have been experimenting more with the ways that autonomous vehicles can serve business purposes. And it's looking a lot like Uber.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operations Autonomous Vehicles Economics Wed, 13 Sep 2017 19:49:00 +0000 226241 at Recovering from Hurricane Irma <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="">Federal Emergency Management Agency</a> (FEMA) along with other government agencies and military units continue to send relief supplies and personnel into areas affected by Hurricane Irma. Those efforts including staging such supplies at a variety of locations, including military bases, ahead of the storm&rsquo;s landfall at Cudjoe Key island off the western coast of Florida just after 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 10.</p> </div> Trucks News Tue, 12 Sep 2017 12:03:00 +0000 226071 at <p>Photo: Trey Ward/U.S. Air Force</p> Pickups, vans, baseball fans... and surfing dogs and cats <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Fresh from an appearance at Chase Field in Phoenix Sept. 10, <span class='keyword_link'><a href=" " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span> and Lucy Pet are giving pet owners the chance to see if their furry friends can "hang ten" and surf with professional surfing dogs and cats at Bark at the Park and other events this fall. Ford trucks and vans help transport this wild tour.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management HD Pickup & Van News Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:55:00 +0000 226061 at Diving into VNL design details <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The retooled <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Volvo</a></span> VNL family of highway tractors built by <a href="">Volvo Trucks North America</a>, which the OEM originally <a href="">unveiled back in July</a>, incorporates many subtle design changes indicative of a more driver-focused mentality by the truck manufacturing industry as whole.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks Driver Management News Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:33:00 +0000 225971 at <p>Photo: Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</p> Volvo VNL ride and drive <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Journalists recently got a chance to pilot or ride shotgun in six pre-production units of the revamped VNL family of tractors built by <a href="">Volvo Trucks North America</a> (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">VTNA</a></span>), which the OEM originally <a href="">unveiled back in July</a>. They included a high-roof VNL 860 model &ndash; considered the &ldquo;flagship&rdquo; of the rebooted VNL family &ndash; two VNL 760 high-roof sleeper models, two VNL 740 mid-roof units, and a VNL 300 daycab tractor.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks News Fri, 08 Sep 2017 07:13:00 +0000 225911 at <p>Photo: Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</p>