Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Mapillary Assists Transportation Agencies With Safety

Mapillary street view Street view by Mapillary

Mapillary, a street-level imagery platform, has announced that photologs with 40 million images of about 270,000 miles of road data have been uploaded to its system to improve safety in the commercial and commuter transportation sectors.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 17, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Crash Not Your Fault? FMCSA Says Soon It Won't Hurt Your CSA Score

Flashing police lights Beginning in August, eight types of crashes can be classified as “not preventable.” (Getty Images)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Beginning in August, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration plans to make permanent a demonstration program that allows truck crashes in which the driver was not at fault to be listed as “not preventable” in Compliance, Safety, Accountability program scores.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 3, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

DOT Debuts Contest to Develop Innovative Ways to Analyze Crash Data

Concerned about a rise in highway fatalities in recent years, the U.S. Department of Transportation is launching a contest for cash prizes with the goal of finding “innovative analytical visualization tools” that will reveal insights into serious crashes and improve understanding of transportation safety.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 14, 2018
Government, Business

Large-Truck Fatal Crashes up 3% in 2016, FMCSA Final Report Says

car hauler John Sommers II for Transport Topics

A new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration data drill-down report showed that the number of trucks involved in fatal crashes increased in 2016 by 3% from 2015, but said the “critical pre-crash event” for 73% of large trucks in fatal crashes was another vehicle, person, animal or object in the truck’s lane or encroaching into it.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 21, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Issues Clarification Notice on Nonpreventable Crash Reviews

Citing confusion among some motor carriers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a clarification notice to provide further details on how truckers should request a data review of certain nonpreventable crashes that are eligible for the agency’s demonstration program.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 7, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Colorado DOT Purchases World’s First Automated Self-Driving Construction Vehicle

autonomous self-driving construction vehicle Colorado DOT

When Robert Roy was helping to create the world’s first self-driving construction truck, he traveled across the country and talked to people in the construction industry. One of the people he spoke with, the president of a company in Louisiana, told him the story of how one of his employees almost died while working on a highway.

Tommy Simmons | Greeley (Colo.) Tribune
August 21, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

Wisconsin Using Grants to Reduce Crashes

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For a third straight year, Wisconsin’s State Patrol has received federal and state funding in hopes of continuing to reduce large truck crashes in the state. The yearlong grants of nearly $500,000, which boosted the three-year total over $700,000, took effect Oct. 1.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 25, 2016
Business, Safety

Traffic Deaths Drop 4% in First 6 Months, National Safety Council Estimates


About 16,180 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the first six months of 2014, a 4% decline from the same period last year, the National Safety Council said.

August 14, 2014
Business, Safety

Sensors Credited for Reducing Wash. State Truck Crashes

Electronic sensors and enforcement are being credited as reducing the number of truck related crashes in Washington State, the Associated Press reported.

July 16, 2012