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ATA Presents Russell Image Awards for Trucking Advocacy

Mike Russell Image Award recipients Accepting for their organizations are, left to right: Shannon Newton and Tony Bradley (Arizona Trucking Association), John Elliott (Load One) and Herschel Evans (Holland & America’s Road Team). (John Sommers II for TT)

ORLANDO, Fla. — American Trucking Associations honored a professional truck driver, a state trucking association, an industry nonprofit and a motor carrier with the ninth annual Mike Russell Trucking Image Award.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2017
Business, Safety

NTDC Champion Roland Bolduc Reflects on Victory Path

2017 Bendix Grand Champion Roland Bolduc reflects on what it took to become a national champion with TT's Eugene Mulero just hours after having his accomplishment recognized at MCE. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

Transport Topics
October 24, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, TCA

Ready or Not, Driverless Technology Beginnings Already Here

Paul Sancya/AP

Some consumers say they are wary of a driverless car future, but a new survey says the beginnings of the technology which will power that future are already available on most new vehicle models and many consumers are willing to pay thousands of dollars for them.

Eric D. Lawrence | Detroit Free Press
October 23, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Human-Machine Interaction, Computing Power Key to Development of Autonomous Trucks

Peterbilt Motors Co. Darryl Oster Oster by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — To pave the way for autonomous trucks, technology developers will need to refine the interaction between the human and the machine, and add more advanced sensors and greater computing power to the vehicle, experts said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 23, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Driver Shortage Returns to Top of ATRI’s Survey of Critical Industry Issues

truck driver Shutterstock

ORLANDO, Fla. — The driver shortage has regained its status as the trucking industry’s most pressing concern for the first time since 2006, American Transportation Research Institute reported.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 23, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

‘Item Response Theory’ Model Has Potential to Reduce Crashes, FMCSA Says

FMCSA's Joe DeLorenzo DeLorenzo by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — A new complex statistical model that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is exploring would utilize data to measure a motor carrier’s “safety culture,” rather than attempt to predict its likelihood of a crash, a top agency official said.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 22, 2017
Business, Safety

Industry Praises Top Drivers, Technician at Annual Conference

ORLANDO, Fla. — National Truck Driving Championships grand champion Roland Bolduc of FedEx Express, along with TMC SuperTech grand champion Mark McLean, a technician with FedEx Freight, and Gary Plant, a Wal-Mart driver from Colorado, commanded center stage before American Trucking Associations executives at the annual Management Conference & Exhibition.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 22, 2017
Business, Safety

Rolling Strong, Citing Epidemic, Launches Mobile App for Healthy Lifestyle Choices

Rolling Strong's Steve Kane Kane by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Wellness programs provider Rolling Strong announced a new mobile app that enables commercial drivers to focus on making healthy lifestyle choices on the road.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 21, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Industry Prepares for Transition to ELDs

Ward, Mooney and DeLorenzo Left to right: Ward, Mooney and DeLorenzo by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — The long-awaited federal mandate of electronic logging devices is now less than two months away, but much work remains to bring the industry into compliance with the regulation.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 21, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Pedigree Unveils Plug-and-Play ELD, Cab-Mate One

Pedigree's Wade Wilson Wilson by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — As a segment of the industry continues to rush to comply with an upcoming mandate on electronic logging devices, Pedigree Technologies unveiled a new plug-and-play unit designed to meet market demands.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 21, 2017

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