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Government, Business, Safety

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Proposes Additional $125 Billion for N.Y. Infrastructure

JFK airport A sign at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. (Photo by Seth Wenig/AP)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced May 8 that an additional $125 billion will go toward infrastructure investment over the next five years.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 9, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Driver Pay Rising as Large Carriers Open Their Wallets

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Recruiters are working to keep pace as carriers continue to increase compensation as a way of attracting and retaining drivers, a new survey found.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
May 9, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Southern Nevada’s Freight Corridor Gets the Vegas Treatment

Closed sign U.S. 93 Road closures are common during Project Neon construction. (Eugene Mulero/Transport Topics)

The $1 billion Project Neon will widen Interstate 15 at the U.S. 95 interchange “Spaghetti Bowl,” commonly known for its bumper-to-bumper traffic — and accidents in Las Vegas.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Uber’s Self-Driving Software Reportedly Decided Not to React Before Fatal Collision

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Uber believes its self-driving software that chooses how to react when it detects objects in the roadway is the cause behind a fatal collision between one of its vehicles and a pedestrian.

Benjamin Raven | MLive.com (Walker, Mich.)
May 8, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Quest Analysis: Drug Use Among Workers Holds at High Rate

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Driven by increases in cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana, drug use in 2017 by the general U.S. workforce held steady at its highest rate in more than a decade, according to an analysis by drug test lab Quest Diagnostics.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Nation’s First Self-Driving Car Service for the Public Coming to Texas

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FRISCO, Texas — The nation’s first self-driving car service for the public will begin here in July.

Valerie Wigglesworth | The Dallas Morning News
May 8, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Leaving Las Vegas: A Drive to Phoenix on U.S. 93 That Many Drivers Don’t Relish

Melvin Cravin Driver Melvin Cravin secures his load. (Eric Miller/Transport Topics)

U.S. 93 out of Las Vegas is among the most dangerous and congested routes for some drivers.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 8, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Boulder City Braces for New Interstate to Offset Tourist, Truck Traffic

Near Boulder City, Nev. A portion of the newly constructed Interstate 11 outside Boulder City, Nev. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

The Boulder City, Nev., area will soon be home to a new interstate highway, according to Federal Highway Administration.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety

SaferWatch Adds CarrierLists to Service Offerings

SaferWatch, a provider of motor carrier licensing, insurance and safety data, has agreed to partner with CarrierLists to supply information about carrier capacity and freight-hauling preferences of truck operators.

Transport Topics
May 4, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety

Speeders More Likely to Practice Other Unsafe Behavior

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Truck driving video analysis firm SmartDrive Systems reports that drivers who speed are three times more likely than their nonspeeding peers to practice unsafe following distances, 45% more likely to be in a near collision and 2½ times more likely to be distracted while driving.

Transport Topics
May 4, 2018

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