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FBI Warns Truckers That Hackers Could Target ELD Data

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The FBI issued a cautionary notice warning truckers that cyber criminals could target electronic logging device vulnerabilities as a means of seizing business information, but industry experts note that hackers have as yet not found a way to crack into ELD data.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 30, 2020
Government, Safety

DOT Unveils Applicant Toolkit for Rural Communities

Rural road in Washington state A rural road in Grays Harbor County, Wash. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao noted that although 19% of the U.S. population lives in rural areas, 45% of highway fatalities occur in rural areas. (halbergman/Getty Images)

USDOT created a toolkit intended to help those interested in participating in the Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 28, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Top 100

Pandemic Forces Some Fleets to Furlough Drivers, but Others Have Been Quick to Hire Them

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As the coronavirus pandemic took hold, it disrupted freight demand in many segments of the economy, forcing some carriers to furlough drivers while others were quick to hire those furloughed drivers as a way to swiftly onboard experienced commercial vehicle operators.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
July 27, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

World’s Supply Chain May Not Be Ready for COVID-19 Vaccine

Airport staff unload cargo after it arrives at Juba International Airport in South Sudan on March 24. Airport staff unload cargo after it arrives at Juba International Airport in South Sudan on March 24. (Alex Mcbride/AFP/Getty Images)

The industries that shepherd goods around the world on ships and planes acknowledge they aren’t ready to handle the challenges of shipping an eventual COVID-19 vaccine from drugmakers to billions of people.

July 27, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

Stoneridge-Orlaco Announces SideEye Blind-Spot Detection System

Truck mirrors Truck with rearview and blind-spot mirrors. (Harry Wedzinga/Getty Images)

Technology provider Stoneridge-Orlaco introduced active camera and radar detection system SideEye, which is intended to reduce blind spots and increase safety.

July 24, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FAA Warns 737s Sitting in Storage Are Corroding During the Pandemic

An employee works on a Boeing 737 Max 9 plane at the company's facility in Renton, Wash. An employee works on a Boeing 737 Max 9 plane at the company's facility in Renton, Wash. (David Ryder/Bloomberg News)

Boeing Co. 737 planes in storage because of the coronavirus pandemic are at risk of losing power in both engines when they fly again and must be inspected, aviation regulators said.

July 24, 2020
Business, Safety

Women In Trucking Conference Announces Virtual Plans

WIT Attendees at a past WIT conference. (Women In Trucking Association)

The Women In Trucking Association’s annual conference will be virtual this year, a decision made in light of the recent surges of COVID-19 cases.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 23, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Mississippi Transportation Commission Issues 18 Contract Awards

Welcome to Mississippi sign A sign welcomes motorists to Mississippi along U.S. Route 61. (Tiago Fernandez/Getty Images)

The Mississippi Transportation Commission has awarded contracts for 18 infrastructure projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 21, 2020
Government, Safety

Emptier Roads Not Resulting in Increase in Safety, Data Says

Empty street in Los Angeles A Los Angeles street sits mostly empty during the COVID-19 pandemic. Empty roads haven't made drivers safer, though, according to National Safety Council data. (AH/Getty Images)

The COVID-19 pandemic has rendered U.S. roadways emptier and more lethal, according to preliminary data from the National Safety Council.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 21, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FAA Puts Boeing Max on Path to Return to Service in October

Boeing A Boeing Co. 737 max aircraft performs a flying display on the second day of the Farnborough International Airshow 2016 in Farnborough, U.K. in 2016. (Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News)

U.S. aviation regulators announced an important milestone in returning Boeing Co.’s grounded 737 Max jet to service, an event one person familiar with the process said would happen no earlier than October.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
July 21, 2020