Safety
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Halts Transport of Explosives for Tennessee-Based Company

Hazmat signs tochichi/Flickr

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has prohibited Rock City Stone Co., a Tennessee-based group, from commercially transporting explosives or hazardous materials.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 17, 2018
Government, Technology, Safety

Virginia Tech Vehicle Test Track System to Include Rural Road Simulation

Michelin Americas Truck Tires Michelin Americas Truck Tires

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is in the midst of a major expansion of its vehicle test track system in Blacksburg, Va., as it works to complete this fall a simulated rural road system covering 120 acres.

Transport Topics
April 17, 2018
Technology, Safety

Core Group of Distracted Drivers Reduces Road Safety

Distracted driver David J. Phillip/AP

April is Distracted Driving Awareness month, and several new studies show the problem is getting worse.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 17, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of April 16: Road to NTDC

2017 NTDC for Capitol Agenda, April 16, 2018 A driver gets ready to take the course during the 2017 National Truck Driving Championships in Orlando, Fla. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The journey to crown this year’s top truck driver is officially underway. Elite truckers passionate about safety are focusing their talents at their state truck driving championships for a chance to qualify for the National Truck Driving Championships.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 16, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

MoDOT Grapples With Issues Related to Vehicle Automation

Tesla Self-Driving Tesla Model S with self-driving technology by Andreas Arnold/Bloomberg

As the auto market becomes more saturated with electric vehicles and vehicles with automation capabilities, the Missouri Department of Transportation is grappling with the changes these types of vehicles present.

Eric Dundon | Hannibal Courier - Post
April 16, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Chao Stresses Continued Outreach to Ag Haulers on ELD, HOS Rules

DOT Secretary Elaine Chao HouseAppropsGOP via YouTube

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will continue to meet with and host briefings geared toward livestock haulers who are discontent with the electronic logging device rule, according to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 12, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Hyperloop Could Provide ‘Resilient Solution’ for Transportation, Expert Says

Hyperloop Hyperloop concept drawing. (Hyperloop Transportation Technologies)

The high-speed Hyperloop transit system entrepreneur Elon Musk proposes to build on the East Coast has the potential to withstand the impact severe weather may have on older infrastructure.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 12, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Driver Engagement Critical Issue for Cars That Steer Themselves

Tesla Model S Tesla Model S by Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg News

After partially faulting Tesla’s automation system for a 2016 fatal crash, U.S. safety investigators in 2017 called on carmakers to do more to ensure drivers stay engaged as next-generation cars start to steer themselves.

Bloomberg News
April 11, 2018
Business, Safety

Walmart Relaxes Deadlines for Some Deliveries Amid Driver Crunch

Walmart Box Walmart Inc.

Walmart Inc. has relaxed deadlines for some supplier deliveries just months after tightening them, easing pressure on manufacturers who are grappling with a driver shortage.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
April 11, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Top 50

Replay: LiveOnWeb's 'Logistics, Accelerated'

LiveOnWeb panelists Evan Armstrong, Dan Bearth, Joe Howard, Bob Voltmann Panelists Evan Armstrong, Dan Bearth, Joe Howard, Bob Voltmann

Our April 18 LiveOnWeb program, “Logistics, Accelerated,” focused on how technology and innovation are changing the logistics business. Watch the replay.

Transport Topics
April 10, 2018

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