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

Speeding ticket TT file photo

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
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Minnesota Safety Officials Look to Driverless Vehicles to Reduce Fatalities


The late snowfalls in Minnesota this year might help autonomous vehicle developers save lives.

John Molseed | Post-Bulletin
May 3, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Lyft to Put Fleet of Driverless BMWs to Work in Las Vegas


A fleet of 30 driverless BMW 5 Series vehicles is about to hit the streets of Las Vegas.

Mick Akers | Las Vegas Sun
May 3, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Self-Driving Car Pioneers Are Slowing Down After Crashes

Google self-driving car Google self-driving car (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

A series of high-profile accidents involving self-driving cars is slowing the mad rush into the autonomous-vehicle business, according to a report issued May 2.

Brian Eckhouse | Bloomberg News
May 2, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Autonomous Cars’ Shortcomings Revealed in California DMV Reports

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A demand from the California DMV of eight companies testing self-driving cars has highlighted a number of areas where the technology falls short of being safe to operate with no human backup.

Ethan Baron | The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News
May 1, 2018
Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Deaf Washington Man Finally Can Follow in Grandfather’s Footsteps as a Truck Driver

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Justin Brooks has dreamed of the open road since he was a young child, riding along in the front seat of his grandfather’s truck on shipping routes.

Chad Sokol | The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.)
April 30, 2018
Business, Safety, Top 100

FedEx Office Imposes Photo ID Policy in Response to Austin Bombings

Mike Mozart/Flickr

FedEx Office has started asking customers to show photo identification when mailing packages from one of its 1,900 stores.

Maria Halkias | The Dallas Morning News
April 30, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

Fleets Implementing Tracking Technology to Fairly Reward Fuel-Efficient Drivers

PeopleNet Device PeopleNet device and driver (PeopleNet)

Advances in tracking technology are enabling fleets to better assess driver performance and fairly reward them for fuel-efficient driving.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
April 30, 2018