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Government, Business, Safety

Speeding Is Top Violation During CVSA Operation Safe Driver Week

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Law enforcement officers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico stopped 46,058 passenger and commercial motor vehicle drivers engaging in dangerous driving behaviors during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safe Driver Week safety initiative.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 8, 2021
Technology, Equipment, Safety

Why Trailer Telematics is Critical for Trailer Utilization and Safety

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Program Airred: October 7, 2021. Join us for this webinar to learn how to leverage trailer telematics and sensors to gain greater visibility and control to help avoid catastrophic trailer-involved incidents, improve safety, reduce maintenance costs and maximize operational efficiency.

October 7, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

COVID Vaccine Rollout Is Still Impacting Pharma Transportation

Pfizer Boxes containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are loaded into a truck for shipping. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

The pharmaceutical industry and its transportation partners remain busy with the distribution of coronavirus vaccines.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 7, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Rule Gives States 60 Days to Revoke CDLs for Drug Violations

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Federal trucking regulators are cracking down on state driver licensing agencies, requiring that they keep a closer watch for commercial motor vehicle drivers with drug or alcohol violations, and removing their driving privileges within 60 days after being notified of a test failure.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 6, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

White House Restoring Environmental Reviews Trump Nixed

A grain truck drives past a Keystone pipeline pumping station near Milford, Neb. A grain truck drives past a Keystone pipeline pumping station near Milford, Neb., in January of 2020. Large projects like pipelines and highways will again be subject to environmental review under the White House plan. (Nati Harnik/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — In the latest reversal of a Trump-era environmental rollback, President Joe Biden is restoring federal regulations guiding environmental reviews of major infrastructure projects such as highways and pipelines. The reviews were scaled back by the Trump administration in a bid to fast-track the projects.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
October 6, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Netradyne Updates Processing Power of Driver Safety System

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Netradyne updated its driver safety system with new features and an improved processor to better manage real-time data, the company announced Oct. 6.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

In Budget Turning Point, Biden Conceding Smaller Price Tag

Biden President Joe Biden gives a thumbs-up before boarding Air Force One. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats’ push for a 10-year, $3.5 trillion package of social and environmental initiatives has reached a turning point, with the president repeatedly conceding that the measure will be considerably smaller and pivotal lawmakers flashing potential signs of flexibility.

Alan Fram | Associated Press
October 6, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Senior House Democrats Press for FEMA, Water Infrastructure Funds

Hurricane Ida A resident walks near a fallen tree blocking a street after Hurricane Ida in New Orleans on Sept. 2. (Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg News)

The frequency of severe weather events is contributing to disruptions across freight corridors and damages to critical infrastructure, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency recently told Congress.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 6, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety

Volvo Recalls 460,000 Cars After Air Bag-Rupture Fatality

Volvo sign Kristian Helgesen/Bloomberg News

Volvo Car AB is recalling more than 460,000 vehicles worldwide over risk an air-bag component that has bedeviled automakers for years could rupture into metal fragments and strike drivers.

October 5, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

DTNA, ACM Announce Collaboration

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Daimler Trucks North America announced a three-year, $3 million, first-of-its-kind partnership with the American Center for Mobility that will allow customers to experience DTNA’s in-vehicle technology at test sites on ACM’s 500-acre campus in suburban Detroit.

October 4, 2021