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Study: The Dangers of Distracted Truck Drivers

Study: The Dangers of Distracted Truck Drivers

The most distracted truck drivers are nearly 72% more likely to be involved in a “near collision” than other drivers, according to new data insights released July 22 by Omnitracs.

July 22, 2021

Volvo Selling UD Trucks Business to Isuzu

Volvo Selling UD Trucks Business to Isuzu

Another consolidation among global truck makers is in the works: Sweden’s Volvo Group is selling its Japan-based UD Trucks business to Isuzu Motors.

December 18, 2019

No 'Soft Enforcement' for Dec. 17 ELD Deadline: CVSA

No 'Soft Enforcement' for Dec. 17 ELD Deadline: CVSA

Time is almost finally up: All motor carriers and truck drivers subject to the electronic logging device rule must use an electronic logging device starting on Dec. 17. Don't expect any "soft enforcement."

December 3, 2019

Don’t Shortchange Training When Converting to ELDs
FMCSA Wants to Delay State Compliance with Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse
Michelin to Deploy Einride Electric Autonomous Truck

Michelin to Deploy Einride Electric Autonomous Truck

Michelin Group will support Sweden-based startup firm Einride by deploying its autonomous and all-electric T/Pod transport truck starting next year at the tire maker’s production facilities in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

June 4, 2019

Bipartisan House Bill Aims to Raise Private-Investment Limit for Highway Projects
Trump, Democrats Agree to Push for ‘Big and Bold’ Infrastructure Plan
Musical Chairs at DOT Sees FMCSA’s Gautreaux Headed to NHTSA
Urban Roads Need Plenty of Patching

Urban Roads Need Plenty of Patching

It’s a bumpy ride in the city – and getting bumpier, according to a new report on the deteriorating state of America’s urban roads.

October 22, 2018

DOT Updates Guidance on Autonomous Vehicles
Trucking Alliance Pushing for State ELD Mandates

Trucking Alliance Pushing for State ELD Mandates

The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, also known as the Trucking Alliance, is calling for all state legislatures to require electronic logging devices in commercial trucks that only operate within their state (intrastate).

July 20, 2018

DOT Lists Highway Projects to Receive $1.5 Billion in Grants

DOT Lists Highway Projects to Receive $1.5 Billion in Grants

The Department of Transportation has notified transportation-related committees of Congress which projects it has selected to receive approximately $1.5 billion in grant funding under the Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects program.

June 6, 2018

DOT Changing Drug Testing to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic

DOT Changing Drug Testing to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic

The Department of Transportation plans to add four prescription opioids – hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone and oxycodone – to the existing DOT drug-testing panel for screening truck drivers and other "safety-sensitive" transportation workers. This final rule is to take effect on Jan. 1.

November 10, 2017

NTSB Faults Trucker and Motorist in Fatal Tesla Crash

NTSB Faults Trucker and Motorist in Fatal Tesla Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has ruled that a truck driver’s failure to yield the right of way and a car driver’s “inattention due to over-reliance on vehicle automation” are the probable cause of the May 7, 2016, collision of a tractor-trailer and a Tesla S sedan operating in autonomous mode.

September 12, 2017

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