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Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

Preventing distracted driving should be a priority from the top down in any fleet. Safety leaders must rely on building relationships and coaching drivers rather than just depending on technology and policy enforcement. In short, fleets must get buy-in from drivers.

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Teen Drivers Put in the Driver’s Seat to Learn About ‘No Zones’

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute will take a big rig on site at about 100 schools in the coming year as its Sharing the Road with Trucks program teaches young drivers about the dangers of driving in a trucker’s blind spots. Soon, a restored 1994 Peterbilt 379 will enter service to turn heads and draw attention to the safety message.

VTTI to Study Autonomous Trucks in Mixed Fleets

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute-led study will provide guidelines for integrating automated driving systems into fleets, including a demonstration involving a highly automated truck traveling cross country.

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