A more relaxed regulatory environment compared to other states has helped Arizona become a hotbed of autonomous vehicle testing. Photo: Truckinginfo.com

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Autonomous Technology Heats Up in Arizona

Autonomous vehicle developers have apparently decided the Grand Canyon state is the ideal place to test out their new technology.

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3 Ways ELDs Should Help Prevent Driver Coercion

Drivers are at the heart of the electronic logging device mandate that kicks in just over four months from now. According to Pete Allen of MiX Telematics, it was concern about how drivers might be impacted that compelled FMCSA to put “provisions in place to prevent issues of harassment, one of which is driver coercion.”

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ATRI: What Makes Younger Drivers Safe?

The American Transportation Research Institute released the phase one findings of its research into whether safe younger drivers can be identified through certain characteristics, in hopes of developing an assessment tool that will make it easier for companies to hire younger drivers in face of a truck driver shortage.

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Defensive Driving Program Focuses on Distracted Drivers

Instructional Technologies Inc., announced a new defensive driving program called Pro-Defense that focuses on the increasing amount and types of distractions professional drivers face on the road.

The 2016 National Truck Driving Championships winner, Charles White Photo: ATA

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Truckers Gear up for National Truck Driving Championships

The trucking industry’s top truck drivers are set to compete in Orlando for the 80th annual National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships.

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FMCSA Moving Toward Dropping Diabetic Exemption Requirement

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration is seeking public comment on whether it should eliminate the requirement that drivers with insulin-treated diabetes seek a formal exemption from the agency to be allowed to operate a commercial vehicle.

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ISE Adds Electronic Logging Solution to FMCSA ELD List

ISE announced that its eFleetSuite electronic logging device solution was self-certified and listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s ELD online registry.

The T-Pod is an all-electric autonomous truck capable of running 124 miles on a single battery charge. Photo: Einride

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No Cab? No Driver? No Problem

A Swedish startup has unveiled a prototype electric truck that doesn't require a driver. In fact, there's not even a cab for a driver to sit in.

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Feds Withdraw Sleep Apnea Pre-Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration have withdrawn their advance notice of proposed rulemaking on obstructive sleep apnea.

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FMCSA Clarifies Issuance of Commercial Learner’s Permits

Guidance just issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Administration clarifies that a state may accept applications for commercial learner’s permits and administer the general knowledge test to individuals who are not domiciled there.

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