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Alan Adler

Alan Adler is the Midwest Bureau Chief for FreightWaves. An award-winning journalist, Alan worked for The Associated Press in a variety of roles from Michigan News Editor to National Automotive Writer. He later was an automotive writer at the Detroit Free Press before spending two decades in domestic and international media relations and executive communications with General Motors. Alan returned to full-time journalism in 2018 and joined FreightWaves in July 2019. He and his wife, Deb, live in Nunica, Michigan. They have three adult children.

Nikola matures as an electric truck manufacturer

Alan Adler Friday, March 17, 2023

Negative headlines about Nikola Corp.’s finances raise justifiable concern. Visiting its electric truck plant tells a different story.

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Kodiak Robotics’ autonomous confidence extends to cutting cables

Alan Adler Friday, March 10, 2023

How confident is Kodiak Robotics of the safety of its autonomous system? How about cutting a sensor cable while the truck is running?

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Twisting Torc Robotics toward autonomous commercialization

Alan Adler Thursday, February 23, 2023

What does it mean to have a former Daimler Truck executive in charge of Torc Robotics? Experience guides a big mission focus

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How soon will we see an autonomous trucking shakeout?

Alan Adler Friday, January 13, 2023

It is pretty much acknowledged across the trucking industry that a consolidation of players in autonomous trucking is coming.

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Daimler Truck CEO Martin Daum tells it like he sees it

Alan Adler Friday, September 30, 2022

Daimler Truck CEO Martin Daum has strong opinions on cabovers versus conventional trucks, fuel cells and other issues.

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