A new Amazon app called Relay allows drivers enter cargo information, allowing them to check in with a QR code and get through the security gate. Photo: Amazon

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Amazon App Helps Get Drivers In and Out of Warehouses Faster

The new app, called Relay, is Amazon's first attempt at automating the truck delivery process.

A new new mobile platform from ITI allows employees to meet training, safety and compliance needs with the tools fleets are already providing for ELD, routing, inventory and other fleet management needs. Photo: ITI

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Pro-Tread Releases Mobile Training App for Drivers

Instructional Technologies Inc., providers of training solutions for the transportation industry, has introduced the new Pro-Tread Mobile App, giving drivers options on when, where and how they can complete required training.

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FMCSA to Issue 90-Day ELD Waiver to Ag Haulers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be issuing to haulers of agricultural commodities a 90-day temporary waiver of the new electronic logging device mandate, and also is clarifying how ELDs will work with the personal conveyance provision and the 150 air miles hours-of-service exemption of the hours of service regulations.

CFI also recently announced it's bringing back its viper-red trucks. Photo: Screen shot from CFI YouTube video

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CFI Offers New Compensation Package for Experienced Drivers

The Experienced Driver package is designed to reward professional drivers working with CFI or another over-the-road trucking company.

Curtis Carr, of Estes Express Lines, is the winner of the 2017 National Safety Director Award. Photo: ATA

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ATA Recognizes Top Safety Director and Driver of the Year

American Trucking Associations’ Safety Management Council has named Curtis Carr, of Estes Express Lines, as the winner of the 2017 National Safety Director Award. ATA also recognized Gary Plant of Walmart Transportation as the National Driver of the Year.

Photo: ABF Freight

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ABF Freight to Work with Teamsters on Collective Bargaining Agreement

Less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight is getting ready to begin negotiations with the Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee in December on a new collective bargaining agreement.

Racine, WI, city officals felt they were "ahead of the curve" on traffic issues, until a business considering locating there asked about autonomous vehicle infrastructure. Photo: Peloton

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Business Interests Spur Autonomous Vehicle Policy Moves in Wisconsin

A multinational electronics manufacturer is considering building a new facility near Racine, Wisconsin, that would employee 13,000 workers – provided the city has a plan to develop autonomous vehicle infrastructure in the area.

Photo: Office of Senator Bernie Sanders

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Sanders Wants Crackdown on Companies That Don't Pay Drivers Living Wage

Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT) wants the U.S. government to only provide federal contracts to trucking companies that pay workers a living wage and benefits, he stated in a letter to President Trump last week.

Seat belt use by truck and  bus drivers has risen to 86%, compared to 65% in 2007, according to FCMSA survey. Photo: IMMI

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Seat Belt Use by Commercial Drivers Hits All-Time High

According to a survey conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 86% truck and bus drivers now regularly use their safety belts while driving.

Aerial view shows motorcoach at final rest and impact damage caused by signpost penetrating two-thirds of vehicle. Photo: California Highway Patrol

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FMCSA Not Doing Enough to Keep Unsafe Operators Off Highways, NTSB Says

In the wake of its investigation of a crash caused by a fatigued motorcoach driver, the National Transportation Safety Board reiterated its call for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to change its motor carrier safety rating system.

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