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
You've heard about the growth of "nuclear verdicts" in truck crash cases. But you might not know about these factors that are helping to drive those numbers up. Deborah Lockridge explores the topic in her All That's Trucking blog.
August 31, 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
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
A group of Black Lives Matter protesters are planning to shut down Chicago’s Dan Ryan Expressway in an Aug. 15 march.
July 31, 2020
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is pushing for the Federal Communications Commission to reserve the spectrum required for "vehicle-to-everything" technology.
July 30, 2020
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
While age does have some impact on potential truck driver risk, commercial motor vehicle driving experience is more important than age when considering risk, according to a Virginia Tech Transportation Institute study.
July 27, 2020
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared an Ohio-licensed commercial driver an imminent hazard to public safety following a fatal crash that killed four children involving drugs and driver distraction.
July 23, 2020
When more than 60% of delivery crashes happen in the parking lot, it's time to take action. Follow these seven tips to increase driver safety in parking lots.
July 20, 2020
Owner-operator Jeff Clark shares his thoughts on how to stay safe during the ongoing protests over police violence, and how they can affect drivers' routes.
July 10, 2020
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
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