TRB

Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

TRB to Finalize ‘Critical Issues’ Report

Neil Pedersen TRB Executive Director Neil Pedersen (TRA Conference 2018 via YouTube)

WASHINGTON — Executives with the Transportation Research Board are readying a guiding document outlining issues deemed critical across modes of transportation, the group’s leadership recently announced during TRB’s annual meeting.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 18, 2022
Government, Logistics

Workforce Key to Easing Supply Chain Crunch, Buttigieg Says

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg addressing TRB 2022 attendees Transportation Secretary Buttigieg says it is important to "make sure that the working conditions and compensation reflect the fact that [trucking] jobs are absolutely essential,” (The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine via YouTube)

WASHINGTON — Promoting productive and rewarding careers for the freight workforce is a priority of the Biden administration as it continues to address bottlenecks at ports, the nation’s top transportation officer said.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 13, 2022
Government, Business, Technology

Secretary Buttigieg to Headline 2022 TRB Conference

Pete Buttigieg Buttigieg by Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is scheduled to deliver keynote remarks at the upcoming annual conference of the Transportation Research Board, which will be held Jan. 9-13.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 28, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

TRB Panelists Talk Automated Trucking’s Implications on Driver Shortage, Safety

TRB Some of the panel members discuss autonomous trucking. (Transportation Research Board)

Automated trucking applications, particularly in the longhaul sector, have the potential to help alleviate some of the strains associated with the industrywide driver shortage, a panel of experts told researchers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 12, 2021
Business, Technology

TRB’s Registration Database Hacked in Ransomware Attack

TRB logo NASEM TRB via YouTube

The Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting registration services database was compromised in March by cybercriminals in a ransomware attack, the organization announced April 28.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 30, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Nearly 49% of CMV Drivers Could Be at Risk for Sleep Apnea, Study Says

apnea A man wears a C-Pap machine. (no_limit_pictures/Getty Images)

A new obstructive sleep apnea study of 20,000 drivers using a more comprehensive screening evaluation method estimated that nearly 49% of commercial motor vehicle drivers could be at risk for obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that can cause sleepiness while driving.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 12, 2021
Government, Business, Technology

TRB Hosting Virtual Annual Conference

TRB employees NASEM TRB via YouTube

The coronavirus pandemic’s impact on transportation modes, the role of transit, and technological advancements will dominate this year’s annual conference of the Transportation Research Board.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 5, 2021
Government, Business, Technology

TRB Annual Meeting Goes Virtual for 2021

Neil Pedersen TRB Executive Director Neil Pedersen at the 2019 meeting. (Transportation Research Board via Twitter)

The Transportation Research Board’s 100th annual meeting will be held virtually this winter due to concerns over COVID-19.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 28, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

DOT’s Elaine Chao Announces ADAS, Connected Technology Programs

Elaine Chao U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced a number of initiatives involving connected vehicle technologies at TRB's meeting. (Transportation Research Board)

WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced several initiatives relating to connected vehicle technologies and advanced driver assistance systems before a crowd of industry representatives Jan. 15.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 15, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FHWA to Release Updated Jason’s Law Truck Parking Survey

Jeff Purdy, a transportation specialist with the Federal Highway Administration Freight Management and Operations office Jeff Purdy, a transportation specialist with the Federal Highway Administration Freight Management and Operations office, said truck parking is a "very key safety issue." (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — Results of a comprehensive national federal survey of truck parking availability will be made public in the next few months, according to a Jan. 15 presentation at the Transportation Research Board annual meeting.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 15, 2020

Pages