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FCC Votes to Shift Part of 5.9 GHz Safety Spectrum to Wi-Fi

FCC Votes to Shift Part of 5.9 GHz Safety Spectrum to Wi-Fi

The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to split up the 5.9 GHz “safety spectrum” frequency previously set aside for use in transportation for vehicle-to-everything technologies, a plan that has prompted dire warnings from departments of transportation and various transportation and safety groups.

November 18, 2020

Daimler Showcases Second-Generation Autonomous Freightliner Cascadia
Ford Launches Real-Time Driver Coaching

Ford Launches Real-Time Driver Coaching

The new tools from Ford include real-time driver coaching through its SYNC 4 voice assistant that alerts drivers anytime they exceed a speed limit, rapidly accelerate, brake harshly, idle excessively, or fail to fasten a seatbelt

November 12, 2020

PrePass Grows Alerts to Nearly 2,800 Safety Notifications
Truck Driver in Minnesota Protest Incident Charged Months Later
Tank Truck Carriers May Add Extra Pulsating Rear Brake Lamp to Trailers
New Hours of Service Rule Relaxes Safety, But You Don’t Have To
New Hours of Service Rules Take Effect Sept. 29
FMCSA Denies Request for Longer Workdays for Autonomous-Truck Drivers
Bendix Highlights Driver Assistance Technologies in Live Demo
How Do Brokers Know They’re Contracting With a Safe Carrier?
Safety Advocates, Teamsters Challenge Hours of Service Changes

Safety Advocates, Teamsters Challenge Hours of Service Changes

Less than two weeks before revised hours of service rules are set to take effect, they have been challenged in court by a coalition of safety advocacy groups that are often seen as anti-trucking, along with the Teamsters union.

September 17, 2020

Top 5 Most Common Risky Fleet Behaviors Identified

Top 5 Most Common Risky Fleet Behaviors Identified

Of 3 million events coached this summer, the following five risky behaviors were the most prevalent, with drivers not wearing seatbelts and unsafe following distance together accounting for 54% of the top five, according to Lytx Data.

September 16, 2020

Digging into Autonomous Truck Tech on HDT Talks Trucking Podcast
HHS Hair-Testing Proposal Falls Short, Critics Say

HHS Hair-Testing Proposal Falls Short, Critics Say

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.

September 8, 2020