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Connected Vehicle Experts Discuss OEM Role, Safety

Chris Lee, vice president of engineering at Great Dane Trailers Chris Lee, vice president of engineering at Great Dane Trailers by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Original equipment manufacturers have an important role to play in the adoption of connected vehicle technology, according to Chris Lee, vice president of engineering at Great Dane Trailers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 27, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Trucking Mostly Supports EPA Emissions Plan, but Small Fleets Skeptical

EPA Emissions Plan Traffic on a Los Angeles highway. (Jamie Rector/Bloomberg News)

Stakeholder comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to aggressively reduce oxides of nitrogen emissions generally were positive, but with some caveats.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 27, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Industry Heeds Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao’s Call to Fight Trafficking

human trafficking illustration U.S. Department of Transportation

Industry leaders have met ahead of schedule Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao’s call for 100 pledges to commit to efforts that help combat human trafficking.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 27, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Coronavirus Puts Speed Bump in Canada’s 2020 Economic Expansion

Workers wearing protective suits are reflected in a glass window of a clothing store in Seoul, South Korea, on Feb. 27. Workers wearing protective suits are reflected in a glass window of a clothing store in Seoul, South Korea, on Feb. 27. (SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News)

The global spread of coronavirus is lowering expectations that Canada’s economy will quickly emerge from one of its worst slowdowns in years, fueling bets the central bank will be forced to cut interest rates.

Shelly Hagan | Bloomberg News
February 27, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA to Study Prevalence of Harassment, Assaults Against Female, Minority Male Drivers

woman driving truck Getty Images

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has contracted with research firm Battelle to study and survey the prevalence, seriousness and nature of the problem of harassment and assaults against female and minority male truckers.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 27, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Experts: Fleets Should Expect Even Higher Insurance Costs

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Trucking insurance premiums have been on the rise in recent years and are expected to get worse.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Volvo to Share Fleet Performance Tool With Dealers

TT Senior Reporter Roger Gilroy recaps Volvo's announcement at TMC 2020 that it will share an internal tool for reviewing fleet operational performance with dealers.

February 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics

NACFE Begins Three-Year Program to Discover Best Routes for Electric Trucks

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency announced at 2020 TMC that it is beginning a three-year program to identify what it calls “high-potential” regional routes that are well-suited to running electric trucks. Dan Ronan, Transport Topics associate news editor of print and multimedia, reports.

February 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Mack Announces Command Steer at 2020 TMC

Mack Trucks announced an active steering option, Command Steer, for its Anthem models that monitors road conditions at nearly 2,000 times per second using truck-mounted sensors to help maintain directional stability, for instance, on rough roads, in high winds or during blowouts. Transport Topics senior reporter Roger Gilroy reports.

February 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

AIRman Unveils Automated System for Trailer Landing Gear

Lahousse Shane LaHousse, vice president of engineering, via John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — AIRman Products has unveiled an automated cranking system that eliminates the manual labor required to raise and lower a trailer’s landing gear.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 26, 2020

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