Safety
Government, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Cross-Border Training Program Saving Commercial Truck Drivers

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Commercial truck drivers in Mexico who go through a new Arizona cross-border program are less likely to be flagged for safety violations when they show up at ports of entry, officials said.

Perla Trevizo | The Arizona Daily Star
January 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Apple Expands California Self-Driving Test Fleet to 27 Cars

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Apple Inc. has expanded its California self-driving test fleet to 27 vehicles as it accelerates efforts to catch up with competitors such as Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo.

Alex Webb | Bloomberg News
January 25, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Second US Safety Agency to Investigate Tesla ‘Autopilot’ Crash

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A second federal safety agency has opened an investigation of an accident in which a Tesla car on “Autopilot” rammed into a parked fire truck.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
January 25, 2018
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Massachusetts Creates Commission on Disruptive Technologies Like Self-Driving Cars

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Jan. 23 created the commission through an executive order and appointed his former chief of staff, Steve Kadish, as the chairman.

Gintautas Dumcius | MassLive.com (Springfield, Mass.)
January 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Self-Driving Car Crash Highlights Tricky Legal Question

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General Motors is in a race to be the first company to mass produce self-driving cars, but a recent crash with a San Francisco motorcyclist has illustrated the tricky challenge of assigning blame when an autonomous vehicle gets in an accident.

Ethan Baron | The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News
January 24, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Drug Clearinghouse Rule Fails to Give State Agencies Proper Authority

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A glitch in the federal drug and alcohol clearinghouse final rule requires state licensing agencies to check the database for drivers who have flunked their drug tests, but fails to give state agencies the regulatory authority to take action by downgrading or declining to issue a commercial driver license to those drivers.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
January 24, 2018
Government, Safety, TCA

State Motor Carrier Officers Team Up to Fight Human Trafficking

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Michigan State Police motor carrier officers are teaming up with officers in neighboring states to raise awareness of human trafficking.

The Daily Telegram | (Adrian, Mich.)
January 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Americans Warming to Self-Driving Vehicles, Survey Finds

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U.S. drivers are still cautious — but they’re getting used to the idea of self-driving cars.

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
January 24, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Atlanta’s ‘Spaghetti Junction’ Tops ATRI’s Freight Bottlenecks List Again

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For the third successive year, Atlanta’s five-level stack interchange known as “Spaghetti Junction,” where Interstates 285 and I-85 north intersect, is again the most congested freight bottleneck in the nation, according to new research conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
January 24, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Maine Gov. LePage Forms Panel to Examine Issues Related to Driverless Vehicles

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Maine Gov. Paul LePage took a step Jan. 17 toward regulating a rapidly emerging automotive technology that in the not-too-distant future could find self-driving cars, trucks and buses operating on Maine roads.

Dennis Hoey | Portland (Maine) Press Herald
January 23, 2018

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