Safety

About Safety News...
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

Drivers, Fleets Become More Comfortable With Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

Bendix lane-keeping Truck makers and suppliers of active safety systems are introducing automated steering features such as lane-keep assist. (Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems)

Advanced driver assistance systems initially encountered driver resistance, but over time have become a more widely accepted and even embraced trend as drivers realize their benefits.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
June 7, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

C.H. Robinson Petitions Supreme Court to Hear Negligent Hiring Case

C.H. Robinson headquarters “A freight broker does not ‘use’ a motor vehicle. The broker does not drive the vehicle, own it, or even employ a driver for it," logistics company C.H. Robinson says in its Supreme Court petition. (C,H, Robinson Worldwide Inc.)

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a federal appellate court decision involving a personal injury suit accusing the freight broker of negligent hiring.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 4, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Detroit Adds New Features to Suite of Safety Systems

Detroit The features are intended to reduce driver strain, fatigue and speed-related accidents. (Detroit)

Detroit announced it added new features to its Detroit Assurance suite of safety systems for the Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 49X models spec’d with a Detroit powertrain.

June 4, 2021
Government, Safety

Utah DOT Begins Construction of New Highway

West Davis Highway project in Utah West Davis is a new 16-mile, four-lane divided highway project currently planned to be constructed in western Davis County. (udot.utah.gov)

The Utah Department of Transportation has started work on a project to construct a new highway.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 4, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Top 100

Pete Buttigieg Cites Importance of I-40 Bridge Repair

Buttigieg Buttigieg (center) speaks at the event regarding the closed bridge. (U.S. Department of Transportation via YouTube)

Phase 2 of the two-part effort to repair the Interstate 40 bridge is underway, according to transportation officials.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 4, 2021
Government, Safety

Two Interstate Projects Commence in New York’s Finger Lakes Region

Interstate 490 in Rochester, N.Y. A view of Interstate 490 in Rochester, N.Y. Work has begun on a $9.7 million refurbishing project, with paving scheduled to begin this month. (gtatorpics09 via YouTube)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced that work has begun on two interstate projects in the Finger Lakes region.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 4, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

NHTSA: Truck-Involved Fatalities Down 2%

Crews at traffic fatality Emergency crews at a fatal crash in Campbell County, Ky. (Albert Cesare/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported fatalities in large truck-related crashes were down 2% in 2020 from 2019, but overall the number of on-road fatalities rose 7%.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 4, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Trucking Notches Wins in Lawsuit Abuse Legislation

legislative seat Wallentine/Getty Images

As legislators in many states close out their sessions and head home, trucking association leaders are reporting noteworthy progress this year in attacking state laws they say too often enable plaintiff attorneys to seek inflated jury verdicts in truck-involved accident litigation.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 2, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

JBS Poised to Reopen Most Meat Plants Hobbled by Cyberattack

JBS The JBS Beef Production Facility in Greeley, Colo. (Michael Ciaglo/Bloomberg News)

JBS SA, the world’s largest meat producer, has made “significant progress” to resolve the cyberattack that hit its global operations and will have the “vast majority” of its plants operational June 2.

June 2, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Biden, Capito to Meet as Infrastructure Deadline Looms

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito Sen. Shelley Moore Capito speaks at the Capitol as Sen. Barrasso (R-Wy., left). and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) look on. (J. Scott Applewhite/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is set to meet June 2 with West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, the top Republican negotiator on infrastructure as the administration signals time is running out to strike a bipartisan deal on the White House’s big investment proposal and top legislative priority.

Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press
June 1, 2021

Pages