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Canada Announces ELD Proposal as US Mandate Takes Hold

ELD example PeopleNet Communications Corp.

As the electronic logging device mandate takes effect in the United States, Canada has published its own first draft of rules that would require the devices for truck drivers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 18, 2017
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Autonomous Vehicles Pose New Challenges to Future of Cybersecurity

Getty Images

Today, as artificial intelligence (AI) technology is making a future full of self-driving cars increasingly likely, hacking has become a serious potential concern.

Erin Mundahl | InsideSources.com (Washington, D.C.)
December 18, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Shippers, 3PLs Discuss How to Verify ELD Mandate Compliance

Teletrac ELD Teletrac Inc.

With the federal electronic logging device mandate now in effect, some freight brokers are surveying their carriers about compliance with the rule, taking a proactive step now to help prevent supply chain disruptions later, logistics executives said.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
December 14, 2017
Business, Safety

Truck Makers Recall Kidde Fire Extinguishers

Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America are recalling certain models of Kidde fire extinguishers sold as accessories for use in their trucks, citing a potential risk in 37,367 vehicles.

Transport Topics
December 14, 2017
Government, Safety

Nearly 39,000 CMV Drivers Cited or Warned During Safe Driver Week

Seatbelt Inspection Seatbelt Inspection, TT File Photo

Law enforcement officers issued nearly 39,000 citations and warnings to commercial vehicle operators for bad driving behaviors during Operation Safe Driver Week in October, according to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
December 14, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Daimler Recalls More Than 400,000 Trucks Over Potential Brake Light Issue

A Freightliner Cascadia A Freightliner Cascadia by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Daimler Trucks North America announced it is recalling 436,095 heavy-duty trucks over a potential brake-light-related issue that could fail to alert trailing motorists to a braking event.

Transport Topics
December 14, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

2017: A Year Spent Looking Ahead

2017 was a year of anticipation for the freight transportation industry, leading up to the long-awaited Dec. 18 mandate for broad adoption of electronic logging devices to track hours of service.

Daniel P. Bearth | Transport Topics Senior Features Writer
December 14, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello on 2017 as 'A Transition Year'

ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello (right) looks back on the 2017 year in trucking, calling it a "transition year" and expecting better things ahead for 2018. His interview with TT's Joe Howard is part of our Dec. 13 LiveOnWeb program, "2017 Year in Review."

Transport Topics
December 13, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

You Can Say That Again!

Trump and trucks on the White House lawn. ELDs and HOS. Autonomous and all-electric technology. Ailing infrastructure and driver wellness. If it made the news in 2017, then Transport Topics covered it. How well do you know who said what over the past 12 months. Take this quiz and find out!

Transport Topics
December 13, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Steve Cohen Unveil Underride Guard Legislation

Underride guard crash demonstration Underride guard crash demonstration, with side guard on semitrailer in top photo and without guard in bottom photo. (IIHS via YouTube)

Legislation that would require underride guards on sides and front of trucks as a way to improve highway safety was introduced Dec. 12 in the House and Senate.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 12, 2017

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