Omnitracs is buying SmartDrive, a move the companies say will create a converged, end-to-end platform that optimizes safety, driver productivity, and workflow, as well as routing, dispatch, and compliance.
With the recent addition of the fed's Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, the industry is now, more than ever, in need of data concerning the safety of its drivers and the environment in which they work.
A proposal from the Department of Health and Human Services to set up standards for the use of hair testing for drugs is not what hair-testing advocates in the trucking industry were hoping for.
Testing autonomous trucks is more complex than it seems. The men and women sitting in the left seat of the nation's burgeoning fleet of robotic trucks are often called safety drivers. Their responsibilities are far more comprehensive than just keeping the truck out of trouble.
The tracking tool provides data for on-road testing of automated driving systems in 17 cities and will allow participants to share testing activities related to automated driving systems and other safety-related information with the public.