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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
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Foxconn to Use Driverless Vehicles for Thousands of Workers at New Wisconsin Factory

Billionaire Terry Gou, chairman of Foxconn Technology Group, holds a "FOXCONN" Wisconsin license plate during an event in Racine, Wisc. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News.

Foxconn Technology Group’s plans for the use of driverless vehicles to move thousands of workers a day at its sprawling campus in Racine County, Wisc., highlights the growing attractiveness of a technology that could shape the future of transportation.

Lee Bergquist | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
December 11, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Dec. 11: Infrastructure’s Favorite D.J.

D.J. Gribbin CQ Roll Call Live

It’s time to check in on D.J. Gribbin. When we last left him, which was last week, Gribbin, the president’s adviser on infrastructure policy, promoted the politics of optimism. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 11, 2017
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Ohio Bus Drivers Fear Push Toward Self-Driving Vehicles Could Reduce Jobs, Safety

Marco Verch/Flickr

Central Ohio bus drivers are warning state lawmakers that the push for automated vehicles may lead to job losses and unsafe conditions.

Dan Gearino | The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch
December 7, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Dec. 4: New Jersey Drive

Interstate 95 New Jersey Interstate 95 North in New Jersey by Trucking Divas Rock, via YouTube

The dilapidated stretch of Interstate 95, or the Turnpike, along Newark’s metropolitan region in beautiful New Jersey needs to be repaired soon, and raising federal taxes on fuel is the way to go about it, Rep. Donald Payne Jr. said amid Congress’ debate on tax policy. A look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 4, 2017
Business, Technology, Safety, TCA

Amazon Delivery Drone Would Dismantle Itself in Sky, Rain Down Parts

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Amazon received a patent outlining a possible plan for “directed fragmentation for unmanned airborne vehicles” used in deliveries.

Ethan Baron | The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News
December 4, 2017
Government, Safety, TCA

German Market Bomb Scare Part of DHL Blackmail Attempt

German police officers talk with a vendor at a Christmas market a day after a suspicious object was found in Potsdam, Germany, Dec. 2. Markus Schreiber/AP

BERLIN — A suspicious package found near a Christmas market in the German city of Potsdam was not terrorism-related, but part of an attempt to blackmail delivery company DHL, an official said Dec. 3.

Friederike Heine | dpa
December 4, 2017
Government, Safety, TCA

Colorado Could Soon Officially Make Truckers a Part of the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Todd Lappin/Flickr

Truckers have long been the eyes and ears of the road, and the industry and Colorado lawmakers want to officially put that perspective to use as the state continues its growing battle against human trafficking.

Jesse Paul | The Denver Post
December 4, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill’s Request for ELD Delay Draws Rebuke

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill Curtis T. Hill Jr./YouTube

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill published a letter Nov. 29 asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to delay the electronic logging device rule, a move that prompted a quick response from the trucking industry.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 1, 2017
Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Automation Could Kill 73 Million US Jobs by 2030

Bryan Mitchell/Bloomberg News

Automation could destroy as many as 73 million U.S. jobs by 2030, but economic growth, rising productivity and other forces could more than offset the losses, according to a new report by McKinsey Global Institute.

Paul Davidson | USA Today
December 1, 2017

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