Neil Abt

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Lessons learned from this summer's natural disasters

in The Open Road Sep 19, 2017
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......

New details of Tesla's planned electric truck revealed

in The Open Road Aug 28, 2017
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......

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

in The Open Road Aug 17, 2017
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......

The toughest question facing self-driving vehicles

in The Open Road Aug 02, 2017
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......

Report highlights FMCSA's technology, leadership shortcomings

in The Open Road Jul 17, 2017
The Government Accountability Office just issued a scathing report on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s information technology......

Kangaroos, road chaos challenge driverless technology

in The Open Road Jul 10, 2017
As companies race to develop the next autonomous breakthrough, the obstacles that are uncovered can help measure progress....

ELDs: What is there to fear?

in The Open Road Jun 23, 2017
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......

Labor secretary says change to overtime rule is needed

in The Open Road Jun 11, 2017
Alexander Acosta, Department of Labor secretary, made clear last week the debate over overtime pay did not end when the new presidential......

'Uberization' tips from a former Uber driver

in The Open Road Jun 05, 2017
The latest promotional video from Uber Freight makes the process of accepting a load and receiving payment as simple as a......

Video: A spin around DTNA's new test track

in The Open Road May 22, 2017
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......