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 Trucks zeros in on driver safety and freight efficiency as its main autonomous technology goals.
November 13, 2020
The PrePass Safety Alliance announced that PrePass Alerts are now available across the lower 48, with nearly 2,800 notifications that appear in-cab on the PrePass Motion weigh-station bypass app.
November 2, 2020
A truck driver who garnered national attention for driving into a crowd of protesters in the wake of the George Floyd’s death at the hands of police has been charged with a felony months after the fact.
October 23, 2020
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is granting a five-year exemption to allow motor carriers operating tank trailers to install a red or amber brake-activated pulsating lamp on the rear of the trailers.
October 8, 2020
Changes to truck driver hours of service rules, designed to offer drivers more flexibility, take effect at 12 a.m. eastern time on Sept. 29.
September 28, 2020
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration denied an application from Pronto.ai requesting that drivers of its autonomous-tech trucks be allowed to operate longer hours than current hours-of-service regulations allow.
September 28, 2020
Taking a cue from many of the virtual events since the onset of COVID-19, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems brought attendees a live demo that could be experienced from their home offices.
September 24, 2020
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
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
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
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.
September 3, 2020
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is asking for public comment on a pilot program to study the one part of the hours-of-service proposal that didn’t make it into the final rule: allowing drivers to pause their on-duty driving period with one off-duty period up to three hours.
August 28, 2020
A protest rally and march is expected to shut down portions of the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) in Chicago on Saturday, Aug. 15. Several thousand participants are expected.
August 13, 2020
The leaders of the Federal Highway Administration and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration lauded trucking for its work during COVID-19 and addressed safety issues such as truck parking and advanced driver assistance systems during the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's 2020 Trucking Safety Summit.
August 5, 2020