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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

3 Things Trucking Fleets Should Know About Runaway Jury Verdicts
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

Fleets: Focus on Drivers for Safety

Fleets: Focus on Drivers for Safety

Hiring the right drivers, supporting them with technology, and keeping them healthy are three winning strategies when it comes to operating a safe fleet. Those were some of the observations from seven panelists participating in two discussions on "What’s Working" at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Truck Safety Summit held Aug. 5.

August 5, 2020

Protesters Want to Shut Down Chicago's Dan Ryan Expressway
CVSA Urges FCC to Reserve Airwaves for V2X Technologies
3 Fleets on the Benefits of Hair-Testing for Drugs

3 Fleets on the Benefits of Hair-Testing for Drugs

Trucking fleets that have implemented hair testing for illegal drugs in addition to the DOT-mandated urine testing for commercial drivers say not only is it the right thing to do, but it also offers benefits that fleets might not think about.

July 29, 2020

Virginia Tech Study: Experience More Important Than Age in Driver Safety
FMCSA Declares Ohio Driver Imminent Hazard Following Fatal Crash
7 Priceless Parking Lot Safety Tips for Delivery Drivers
Truckers Are People, Not Targets [Commentary]
How Fleets Can Address Nuclear Verdicts and High Insurance Costs

How Fleets Can Address Nuclear Verdicts and High Insurance Costs

The high costs of legal settlements and “nuclear verdicts” have made it harder for fleets to get affordable insurance, but motor carriers can beat those trends with technology, tightly run safety programs, and intelligent risk financing.

June 26, 2020

Could Some COVID-19 Waivers Become Permanent?

Could Some COVID-19 Waivers Become Permanent?

Federal regulators have introduced a series of waivers in response to COVID-19, to ensure that freight continues to move south of the border. Now they’re looking at whether selected waivers could become a permanent fixture.

June 24, 2020