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Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Houston Joins Smart Cities Program to Prepare for Autonomous Vehicles

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Houston will join 21 other cities in a national partnership aimed at addressing persistent transportation challenges as technology and mobility choices have planners rethinking how streets, sidewalks and private spaces interact.

Doug Begley | Houston Chronicle
April 5, 2018
Technology, Safety, Logistics, Top 50

Security Robot Cuts Crime for XPO

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A security robot that XPO Logistics deployed at its Atlanta logistics facility has reduced incidents in the parking lot and the building’s exterior to zero in the first six months it has been monitoring the area.

Transport Topics
April 5, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Editorial

Editorial: So Far, So Good for ELD Compliance

The adoption of federally mandated electronic logging devices has been a major transition for the trucking industry, but at this point it appears that most longhaul truckers are now using the technology to track their hours of service. While it’s still too soon to get a complete sense of where the industry stands with respect to ELD compliance, the early indications have been positive as enforcement tightens.

April 5, 2018
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

A Day at the Inspection Pit

Photos from Level I inspections in Virginia two days after the ELD mandate soft-enforcement period ended.

Transport Topics
April 5, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Self-Driving Cars Are On North Carolina Turnpike Authority’s Radar

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The fatal crash involving an Uber self-driving car in Arizona last month has not dissuaded the North Carolina Turnpike Authority from urging companies to test autonomous vehicles on the Triangle Expressway in western Wake County.

Richard Stradling | The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)
April 5, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Autonomous Vehicle Policy Legislation Awaits Senate Action

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Legislation meant to facilitate the development of self-driving cars awaiting floor consideration in the Senate is among the measures on the chamber’s docket when senators return to Capitol Hill April 9 from the Easter recess.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 5, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Stoneridge Seeks FMCSA Exemption to Allow Camera Monitoring System

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Stoneridge Inc. has requested an exemption to allow motor carriers to operate commercial motor vehicles with the company’s MirrorEye Camera Monitor System installed as an alternative to the two rear-vision mirrors required by federal regulations. Stoneridge said it has developed, tested and manufactured the digital camera system to improve safety by providing truck and bus drivers with an enhanced field of view.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 5, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Transport Topics Wins Seven Azbee Business Publication Regional Awards

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Transport Topics collected Azbee Awards of Excellence in seven categories — including gold for best website redesign — April 4 as 2018 winners were announced by the American Society of Business Publication Editors for the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Transport Topics
April 4, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

A Day at the Inspection Pit: Truck Drivers Display ELD Compliance

Police Inspection Vilbert inspects a tire by Eric Miller/Transport Topics

DUMFRIES, Va. — Under gray skies on the cold morning of April 3, Sgt. Steve Vilbert of the Virginia State Police lay in wait on an Interstate 95 exit ramp ready to nab any truck driver who hadn’t installed an electronic logging device on his truck. Just two days after a soft-enforcement period for ELD usage had ended, history told Vilbert there could be some violators.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 4, 2018
Government, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

ATRI Announces Top 2018 Research Priorities

Los Angeles highway traffic Eric Demarcq/Flickr

Planning cities to better accommodate trucks is one area of study the American Transportation Research Institute will delve into further this year, according to a press release issued by the organization April 2. ATRI’s board of directors recently approved the 2018 top research priorities identified by the institute’s Research Advisory Committee.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 4, 2018

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