As trucks of tomorrow take shape, two paths forward emerge

volvdaimlcompAs OEMs and suppliers continue a rapid pace of new technology adoption into tractors, these truly are exciting times in the trucking industry.

Perhaps the excitement was never more palpable than last month, when Daimler Trucks threw a press event for a group of international journalists and industry analysts and introduced the Freightliner Inspiration autonomous truck. Daimler touted the truck’s major advantages, including improved safety, lower driver fatigue and improved fuel economy.

Perhaps as big of a news story as the truck itself is the fact that it now can operate legally in the state of Nevada, thanks to the Silver State’s issuance of the first-ever commercial autonomous vehicle license. The future of trucking clearly is coming quicker than most in the industry ever anticipated.

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