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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
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 Rules Take Effect Sept. 29
FMCSA Denies Request for Longer Workdays for Autonomous-Truck Drivers
Bendix Highlights Driver Assistance Technologies in Live Demo
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

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

Inside the Cab of an Autonomous Truck

Inside the Cab of an Autonomous Truck

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

Pilot Program Would Test 3-Hour 'Pause' of Driving Clock

Pilot Program Would Test 3-Hour 'Pause' of Driving Clock

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

Protest to Shut Down Parts of Chicago's Dan Ryan Expressway
FHWA, NHTSA Administrators Highlight Work on ADAS, Truck Parking

FHWA, NHTSA Administrators Highlight Work on ADAS, Truck Parking

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