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New ATA Panel Seeks to Strengthen Bond Between Truckers, Law Enforcement

Truck at Otay Mesa Port of Entry A truck crosses from Mexico into the United States at Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

A new panel of truckers will advise American Trucking Associations’ federation on ways to “grow and strengthen” relationships between the trucking industry and law enforcement organizations nationwide.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 26, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

NYC-N.J. Tunnel Plan Has ‘Sense of Urgency,’ Buttigieg Says

Buttigieg Buttigieg (Cliff Owen/Associated Press)

The Biden administration is prioritizing the Gateway rail tunnel project between New York City and New Jersey with urgency because of its “national significance” to the economy, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg told lawmakers.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
March 26, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Blocked Suez Canal Compounds Stress to Supply Chains

Satellite image of Ever Given stuck in the Suez Canal Satellite image shows the cargo ship MV Ever Given stuck in the Suez Canal near Suez, Egypt, March 26. (Maxar Technologies via AP)

Dislodging the container vessel blocking the Suez Canal will take until at least March 31, a longer effort than initially feared that will amplify the disruption to global supply chains for everything from oil to grains to cars.

March 26, 2021
Business, Safety, Top 100

Carriers Provide Resources to Help Drivers Get Vaccinated

Vaccine Bill Oxford/Getty Images

Trucking companies are taking steps to help ensure their drivers, and support staff, can get the coronavirus vaccine in a bid to minimize workplace disruptions.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 26, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Waymo Provides Look Inside Self-Driving Truck Testing

Waymo test drive A Waymo self-driving truck autonomously navigates highway traffic near Phoenix during a March 24 virtual ride-along. (Waymo)

Autonomous vehicle developer Waymo offered a look inside the day-to-day testing of its self-driving trucks on public roads through a virtual ride-along event for members of the press.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 25, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Bosch Research Calculates Value of Level 2 ADAS

Bosch logo and ADAS ADAS by Bosch

Bosch Research announced that recent accident data it studied pointed to significant potential reductions in injuries and deaths, and to the cost savings that could result from equipping Classes 7-8 vehicles with advanced driver assistance systems focused on a truck’s position in a lane.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 24, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Arkansas Carrier Forced to Close After Multimillion-Dollar Ruling

RCX truck An RCX Truck. (Randy Clifton)

Over Valentine’s Day dinner last year, Randy Clifton and his wife, Karyn, decided the fate of the trucking company that had been Randy’s pride and joy for a decade. Unfortunately, they had to close down.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 24, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FHWA Grants Will Support User-Based Funding Projects

Mile Marker krblokhin/Getty Images

The Federal Highway Administration recently awarded $18.7 million to eight projects that will test user-based funding methods.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 23, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Goodyear Notches Diagnostic Milestone

Goodyear shop A Goodyear location. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced a milestone as its tire management tools inspected nearly 4 million tires over a year to help fleets identify potential tire issues and improve overall fleet operations, and identified nearly 400,000 potential tire issues.

March 23, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Breaking News

February Tonnage Takes Winter Weather Hit

Texas Traffic in Midland, Texas, during the freeze. (Matthew Busch/Bloomberg News)

Severe winter weather took a toll on truck tonnage in February, according to American Trucking Associations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 23, 2021