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Watch Colorado's Self-Driving Work Zone Truck

The Colorado Department of Transportation unveiled a self-driving work zone vehicle designed to advance safety for roadway maintenance crews. Positioned behind road construction crews in order to protect workers from the traveling public, the Autonomous Impact Protection Vehicle increases work zone safety by removing the driver from a truck that is actually designed to be hit.

Colo. DOT Debuts Self-Driving Work Zone Vehicle

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) unveiled the world's first self-driving work zone vehicle designed to improve safety for road maintenance crews. The vehicle is positioned behind road construction crews to protect workers from the traveling public.

A Different Approach to Runaway Trucks [video]

The Colorado Motor Carrier Association is recommending the state DOT to adopt a new type of truck runaway ramp on I-70's Straight Creek Canyon and on Wolf Creek Pass on U.S. 160. The systems work in a similar manner to aircraft carriers with nets that slow planes as they return to the ship. The systems have proven very successful and require less space. CMCA shared this video from the Wyoming DOT, which is using the system successfully.

Colorado Offers $4M in Grants for Alt-Fuels

Fleets in Colorado can now apply for funding to pay for the incremental cost of alternative-fuel vehicles (AFVs). Public fleets can receive between $7,000 and $35,000 for each vehicle.

Legal Pot in Colorado: How it's Affected Trucking

It’s been almost two years since Colorado officially legalized marijuana. With other states considering similar measures, Colorado Motor Carrier Association President Greg Fulton reflects on the law and its impact on the trucking industry.

New Colorado Laws to Reduce Winter Wrecks

The Colorado DOT is implementing a Traction Law and Passenger Vehicle Chain Law to reduce the amount of congestion and wrecks on the Interstate 70 Mountain Corridor.