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Big Fleets to Work Together on Enhancing Driver Visibility in Cab

Truck driver checks windshield wiper A truck driver checks a windshield wiper. Together for Safer Roads President David Braunstein called driver visibility an "underappreciated aspect of road safety." (welcomia/Getty Images)

Anheuser-Busch InBev, PepsiCo Inc., Republic Services and nongovernmental organization Together for Safer Roads announced a design challenge to improve fleet safety and save lives, calling the project the Truck of the Future.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 23, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

GM to Recall 7 Million Vehicles to Replace Takata Air Bags

GM logo. Paul Sancya/Associated Press

The U.S. is making General Motors recall and repair nearly 6 million big pickup trucks and SUVs equipped with potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
November 23, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

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Government, Business, Safety

California Appeals Court Rules Motor Carriers Not Exempt From AB 5

California Traffic on a California highway. (Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press)

The California Court of Appeals has issued an opinion declaring motor carriers are not exempt from a state law aimed at reclassifying owner-operators as employees.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 20, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

How a Texas ‘Fender Bender’ Truck Accident Turned Into a $32 Million Nuclear Jury Verdict

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A civil action against FTS International Services remains one of dozens of so-called “nuclear” verdicts against motor carriers, defined as awards in excess of $10 million, that in recent years have been on a steep rise.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 20, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Trucking Offered Measure of Stability in Diesel Revenue as Pandemic Caused Gas Tax Revenue to Tank

Trucker gets fuel Thinkstock

In addition to essential supplies, truck drivers during the pandemic provided a service that is less tangible but no less important: boosting revenue for state transportation departments.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 20, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

Perspective: Technology Powers Virtual Training

The COVID-19 pandemic makes it challenging to provide training to drivers due to the need for social distancing, but technology is helping bridge this gap.

Michael Phillippi | Vice President of Technology, Lytx
November 20, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Clarifies Terms for Ag Haulers, Farmers

Livestock hauler A livestock hauler on an Indiana interstate. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published an interim final rule clarifying some definitions associated with agricultural goods.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 19, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

Manufacturers Stakeholder Calls for Trump-Biden Cooperation During Transition

Biden Biden (John Locher/Associated Press)

Leaders at the National Association of Manufacturers argued the incoming administration would be better prepared to address concerns regarding the economy, national security and the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines via a collaborative process between President Donald Trump’s outgoing team and President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming personnel.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 19, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FCC Reassigns Transportation Safety Spectrum

The FCC on Nov. 18 voted to repurpose the frequency spectrum previously reserved for automakers. Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Despite pushback from transportation stakeholders and key policymakers on Capitol Hill, the Federal Communications Commission moved forward with its plan to reallocate some transportation safety spectrum for broadband uses.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 18, 2020

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