Safety
Business, Equipment, Safety

Oliver Adds Ultra-Low Profile Vantage Drive Retread Tire

Oliver Rubber Co. announced that it had launched its ultra-low profile Vantage Drive model, a new SmartWay-verified, wide-base, drive-axle position retread for linehaul and regional commercial truck applications.

Transport Topics
September 18, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Navistar CEO Sees Role for Drivers With Self-Driving Trucks

Jaclyn O'Laughlin/ATA

Navistar’s president and CEO told a Senate panel last week that autonomous vehicle technology likely won’t eliminate the need for truck drivers, but drivers may need to gain new skills as they’re asked to manage several trucks at once.

Matt Sanctis | Dayton (Ohio) Daily News
September 18, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Secretary Chao to Address Industry at MCE in October

Elaine Chao John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The country’s top transportation official will update trucking executives about the Trump administration’s policies and objectives at the Management Conference & Exhibition hosted by American Trucking Associations next month in Orlando, Fla.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 15, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Drivers Remain Essential Amid Autonomous Technology, Trucking Execs Tell Senate Panel

Ken Hall, general secretary-treasurer of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, right, talks to Chris Spear, president of American Trucking Associations, before a Senate hearing in Washington, D.C. ATA's Chris Spear (left) and the Teamsters' Ken Hall. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — As autonomous technology evolves, drivers will remain integral to the movement of goods and services for the foreseeable future, top trucking executives told senators concerned about potential disruptions in the labor force.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 13, 2017
Business, Safety, TCA

FedEx Worker Goes Viral After He Personally Delivers Generators Ahead of Hurricane Irma

FedEx generated some good will with at least one Florida customer late last week as Hurricane Irma began its ominous approach.

Ron Maxey | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
September 13, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Senators Look at What Self-Driving Trucks Might Mean to Drivers

A U.S. Senate committee is considering whether legislation dealing with the future of self-driving cars should also pave the way to self-driving trucks, considering the impact such technology could have on millions of workers.

Todd Spangler | Detroit Free Press
September 13, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla Automation Faulted by NTSB in 2016 Fatal Florida Crash

Raindrops rest on the badge of Tesla Inc. Model X electric automobile in a parking lot in Frankfurt, Germany, on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. Alex Kraus/ Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc.’s design of its Autopilot system contributed to a 2016 fatal crash in Florida, accident investigators concluded as they recommended all automakers prevent autonomous driving systems from being used on roads for which they are not designed.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
September 12, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

Some Carriers Worry How Proposed Safety Scoring Could Affect Them

John Sommers II for TT

While a recent public meeting hosted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration gave motor carriers a chance to vent on a possible plan that could modify the way the agency assesses the safety of the nation’s truckers, the meeting seemed to leave some of them uneasy over what the plan could portend for the future.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 12, 2017
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Announces Updated Guidance for Automated Vehicles

Elaine Chao Bloomberg News

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Sept. 12 unveiled updated federal guidance for automated driving systems for industry and states that want to deploy self-driving vehicles.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 12, 2017
Business, Equipment, Safety

NTDC Grand Champion Roland Bolduc to Be Honored at MCE

Roland Bolduc John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The top driver at this year’s National Truck Driving Championships will be honored at the Management Conference & Exhibition hosted by American Trucking Associations in October.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 12, 2017

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