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Uber's Self-Driving Vehicles Rely on Humans to Brake in Emergencies

A preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board found that Uber does not enable the automatic braking feature while its self-driving test vehicles are under computer control to “reduce the potential for erratic vehicle behavior.”

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Uber to End Self-Driving Vehicle Testing in Arizona

According to the Arizona Republic, about 200 Uber employees in Arizona, most of them vehicle drivers, will lose their jobs.

Truck and Trailer Side Guards Being Pushed and Sold

Side guards add weight and cost, and might never come into play in months and years of service. One could say the same about most safety equipment - but accidents do happen. Blog commentary by Tom Berg, Senior Contributing Editor

How ELDs Could Cut the High Cost of 'Crash Harm'

A pilot study by Oregon State University illustrates the high economic cost of having too few safe places for commercial truck drivers to park and rest — but an indirect solution may be on the horizon. Analysis by Business Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge.

Tanker Crashes, Driver Dies, Road Damaged, But a Fair News Story

We we might never know why the rig hit the guardrail, because as the story said, the truck and any evidence, electronic or otherwise, were destroyed in the fire.

Crash Argues for Better Impact Guards, and Better Driving

Senior Editor Tom Berg ponders fatal rear-end crashes -- a type of crash that killed a college buddy many years ago.

Why Safe Coupling Procedures Matter

It could've been driver error, mechanical failure or both, and we won't know for a while. But it sure matters.

HDT Fact Book: Safety

Anatomy Of A News Story

A traffic collision in Southern California on May 4, 2007, is a perfect example of how the Truck Safety Coalition works to promote its own agenda.

Causes Of Truck Crashes

Drivers are a common factor in most crashes, but truck drivers are at fault more than we thought.