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Q&A: Lane Kidd Explains the Aims of the Trucking Alliance

We spoke at length with Lane Kidd, managing director of the Washington, D.C.-based Alliance for Driver Safety & Security (a.k.a. the Trucking Alliance) about which issues the carrier-driven and safety-focused lobbying group is most engaged with this year.

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CEI Regional Manager Joins NPTC Board of Directors

The CEI Group’s northeast regional manager was elected to the board of directors of the National Private Truck Council (NPTC).

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.”

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.

How Memorial Day Fatalities May Affect Fleet Drivers

Estimates indicate that over 400 people may lose their lives and nearly 46,000 may be seriously injured while on the nation's roads this Memorial Day Weekend, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). For commercial fleets, safe driving messaging should start in the workplace.

FCA Recalls 2018 Ram Chassis Cab Trucks

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will recall up to 2,457 2018 Ram 4500 and Ram 5500 chassis cab trucks for a potential defect that could result in loss of braking due to brake hose corrosion, the company has announced.

Snow Will Again Blow Off Trailer Roofs, But Henry Thissen’s Ready

A retired driver believes rain-water runoff laws could require snow-removal machines. Senior Contributing Editor Tom Berg revisits a safety problem that will return come winter.

Ford Recalls 2018 F-650, F-750 Trucks

Ford has recalled 151 of its 2018 F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks with hydraulic brake systems for an inadequate parking brake cable that could cause unintended movement.

Trucking Alliance Pushes Congress to Tighten Truck Driver Drug Testing

The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, also known as the Trucking Alliance, announced it will push for congressional passage of a new drug testing law to require anyone who applies for a safety-sensitive job in the trucking industry to verify no opioid addiction or illegal drug use for at least 30 days prior to employment.

Teletrac Navman Launches Telematics, Safety Solution

Teletrac Navman has launched its Driver Safety Analytics Solution that's part of the telematics vendor's Director platform. The product combines GPS tracking data and event replays, dashboard camera technology, driver scorecards, and analytics.