Safety
Government, Safety

White House Nominates N.J. Official Ray Martinez for Chief Post at FMCSA

Ray Martinez Martinez via This Is Jersey TV/YouTube.com

Ray Martinez, New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s chief administrator, has been nominated to lead the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the White House announced Sept. 25.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 25, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Safety, Productivity to Improve With Proliferation of Autonomous Trucks, Executives Say

ATLANTA — Advancements in the technology facilitating autonomous trucks will enhance safety and productivity across the freight sector, two executives helping to drive the issue said at the Connected Fleets USA conference Sept. 25.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 25, 2017
Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Transportation Rebounding From Hurricane Harvey’s Havoc

A "Stop" sign stands in floodwaters due to Hurricane Harvey in Spring, Texas, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.; Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Container ships bound for Houston called on other ports as Hurricane Harvey slogged its way across the upper Texas coast and into the history books.

Andrea Rumbaugh | Houston Chronicle
September 25, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Lytx to Launch Expanded Video Services

Lytx Inc., provider of the DriveCam video-based safety system, is preparing to launch an added service designed to eliminate operational blind spots through expanded use of onboard video.

Transport Topics
September 25, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Updates on Tax Reform, Autonomous Vehicles, Driver Shortage to Highlight MCE

ATA President Chris Spear John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Technology, tax reform and new initiatives to resolve the trucking industry’s persistent labor shortage will be front and center later this month at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 24, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Editorial

Editorial: King Sisyphus, Driver Manager

A parallel can be drawn between Greek mythology and the predicament trucking managers face in recruiting and retaining drivers.

Transport Topics
September 21, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Uber Unveils Second Generation Self-Driving Car in Pittsburgh

Uber is taking the co-driver out of its self-driving cars in Pittsburgh as the company rolls out the second generation of its autonomous Volvo SUVs.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
September 21, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

'Smart Car' Technology May Make Roads Safer, but Some Fear Data Hacks

JackyLeung/Getty Images

Autonomous vehicles are the wave of a rapidly approaching future that is already bringing increasing amounts of “smart” technology to cars and trucks, and could eventually make passengers of everyone in a vehicle.

September 21, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Surveys States on Severity of CDL Testing Delays

CDL driving school Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration earlier this month sent a survey to states asking for detailed information on the extent of delays in commercial driver license skills testing after industry stakeholders complaints that the delays are contributing to a driver shortage and slowing employment start dates for new drivers.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 21, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

AAA Study: Onboard Safety Systems Could Prevent 63,000 Large Truck Crashes

Equipping large trucks with advanced safety technologies has the potential to prevent up to 63,000 truck-related crashes each year, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 21, 2017

Pages