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FHWA Approves Environmental Assessment for New York City

New York City traffic New York officials estimate the program would generate $15 billion over four years. (NBC New York via YouTube)

The Federal Highway Administration has greenlighted an Environmental Assessment for New York City’s proposed congestion pricing program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 5, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Biden’s Big Infrastructure Plan Hits McConnell, GOP Blockade

Bridge A bridge in Chicago. (SerrNovik/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — Republicans in Congress are betting that it’s more advantageous to oppose President Joe Biden’s rebuild America agenda than to lend support for the $2.25 trillion undertaking for roads, bridges and other infrastructure investments.

Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press
April 5, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Ford-Backed Self-Driving Startup Argo AI Mulling IPO This Year

Argo An Argo AI autonomous Ford Fusion in Pittsburgh. (Justin Merriman/Bloomberg News)

Argo AI, the self-driving startup backed by Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG, is considering going public as soon as this year, according to people familiar with its plans.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
April 5, 2021

Distracted Driving: A Survey of Commercial Drivers

Netradyne Whitepaper

With 1 in 4 professional drivers suffering an injury due to distracted driving, it’s becoming the new “DUI”. We surveyed commercial drivers to understand how they have been affected by distracted driving and what they are willing to do to help eradicate this behavior.

April 1, 2021
Technology, Equipment, Safety

Rethink your shop, keep your fleet healthy.

Zonar Whitepaper

Unexpected vehicle breakdowns are disruptive and cost more than you think. Take control of your fleet maintenance. Predict and prevent breakdowns before they throw a wrench in your day. Read this white paper to learn about modern maintenance technologies that make you rethink your reactive maintenance workflows. Streamline processes to decrease breakdowns and compliance violations, reduce costs, and have a healthier fleet and more efficient shop. 

April 1, 2021
Technology, Safety

3 Keys to Improving Drivers' Safety Practices

Motion Intelligence Whitepaper

As we enter Distracted Driving Awareness Month this April, it’s become clear distracted-driving solutions that don’t provide preventative approaches won’t actually change unsafe behavior. Fleet managers can follow these key tips to improve safe driving practices, retain employees, and prevent costly accidents.

April 1, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

ATA Supports Federal Legislation to Help States Curb Cellphone Use for All Motorists

Driver on cellphone "There is no federal law preventing passenger vehicle drivers from using hand-held mobile devices while driving.” (AndreyPopov/Getty Images)

American Trucking Associations has announced its support for federal legislation aimed at helping states curb distracted driving using cellphones for all motorists, a leading cause of highway accidents and fatalities.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 31, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Truck Parking Legislation Introduced in US House

trucks parked Trucks parked at a truck stop. (Peggy Smith/Transport Topics)

A bill designed to facilitate access to parking around the country for commercial vehicles was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 30, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Truckers Speak Out at CARB Workshop on Tough Smog Test Proposal

CARB Traffic on Interstate 5 in Sacramento, Calif. (Max Whittaker/Bloomberg News)

California environmental regulators gave motor carriers a look at a tweaked heavy-duty vehicle smog inspection and maintenance program proposal that will require motor carriers to “smog test” their fleets quarterly, rather than current requirements for an annual inspection.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 30, 2021
Business, Safety

Willard Nearhoof Honored as Maryland’s Top Driver

Maryland Willard Nearhoof (left) accepts the distinction from Maryland Motor Truck Association President Louis Campion. (Courtesy of Brenda Tharp)

Willard Nearhoof, a driver for Pitt Ohio, was selected as Maryland’s 2020 Truck Driver of the Year.

March 29, 2021