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Texas Braces for Deep Freeze With All Eyes on Power Grid

Texas Braces for Deep Freeze With All Eyes on Power Grid Transmission towers and power lines lead to a substation after a snow storm on February 16, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

Cold and ice is set to sweep Texas, raising the risk of power outages and boosting energy demand in what will be the biggest test to the state’s electric grid since last year’s catastrophic blackouts.

February 2, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Broken Lights Top Violation for North American Truckers

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Inoperable vehicle lamps caused the most violations in national roadside inspections of trucks from the United States, Mexico and Canada last year, according to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration statistics.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
February 2, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

BTS to Survey 150,000 Truck Owners This Year

VIUS U.S. Department of Transportation

A branch of the U.S. Department of Transportation this month is reviving a research effort to help gain a better understanding of the features and purposes of commercial vehicles on the country’s roadways.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 1, 2022
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

GM’s Cruise Begins Offering Driverless Rides

A volunteer loads bags of food into a Cruise LLC self-driving training car A volunteer loads bags of food into a Cruise LLC self-driving training car at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Cruise LLC, the self-driving car startup that is majority owned by General Motors Co., is offering free rides to nonemployees in San Francisco for the first time, a move that triggers another $1.35 billion from investor SoftBank Vision Fund.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
February 1, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Road Deaths Rise at Record Pace as Risky Driving Persists

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg speaks during a daily briefing at the White House Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg speaks during a November daily briefing at the White House. (Susan Walsh/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — The number of U.S. traffic deaths surged in the first nine months of 2021 to 31,720, the government reported Feb. 1, keeping up a record pace of increased dangerous driving during the coronavirus pandemic.

Hope Yen | The Associated Press
February 1, 2022
Business, Technology, Safety, Top 100

Fleets Can Take Steps to Reduce Risk of Cybersecurity Threats

Warehouse illustration Photo by Wabash National; illustration by ipopba/iStock/Getty Images Plus

It may not be possible to eliminate cybersecurity breaches, but with the right safeguards in place, trucking and logistics companies can reduce the risk of being hacked or falling victim to a ransomware attack, industry experts said.

Hilary Daninhirsch | Special to Transport Topics
February 1, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

N.J. DOT Latest to Offer Truckers Real-Time Traffic Alerts

Drivewyze alert Drivewyze

New Jersey has launched a traffic-alert system using Drivewyze to warn commercial truckers about potential safety issues along 600 miles of state highways.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
January 31, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Guidebook Aims to Help Communities Tap Infrastructure Funds

Mitch Landrieu Mitch Landrieu by Evan Vucci/AP

The White House released a guidebook meant to assist state transportation agencies with navigating the provisions of a $1 trillion law enacted in November.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 31, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

What Does a Poor Bridge Rating Mean?

bridge collapse Pittsburgh The Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh collapsed Jan. 28. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

A 50-year-old bridge that collapsed in Pittsburgh had been rated as poor on a recent inspection report, but transportation officials and engineering experts cautioned that doesn’t necessarily signal imminent danger for the thousands of other U.S. bridges with the same designation.

Claudia Lauer | Associated Press
January 31, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

‘Tens of Millions’ of COVID Tests Are in the Mail

A cotton swab from a COVID-19 self-test kit A cotton swab from a COVID-19 self-test kit. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

About 60 million households in the U.S. have ordered at-home COVID-19 tests from the federal government and “tens of millions” of tests have been shipped out by the U.S. Postal Service, according to White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre.

Josh Wingrove | Bloomberg News
January 28, 2022

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