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Mack Granite Model to Include Enhanced Bendix Braking System

Mack Granite truck A 2018 Mack Granite dump truck at an industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Mack Trucks will include enhanced brake-assistance technology in its heavy-duty truck line as part of a partnership with Bendix.

February 7, 2020
Business, Safety

Toyota, Honda Extend China Shutdowns as Virus Gathers Pace

Employees work on a Honda auto plant assembly line in Wuhan in November 2019. Employees work on a Honda auto plant assembly line in Wuhan in November 2019. (STR/AFP via Getty Images)

Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. were among carmakers extending shutdowns at their China plants as the country steps up measures to fight the deadly coronavirus.

Chester Dawson | Bloomberg News
February 7, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

DHS Prohibits N.Y. Residents From Signing Up for Trusted Traveler Programs

DHS Wolf speaks after touring the El Paso, Texas, U.S.-Mexico border in November 2019. (Cedar Attanasio/Associated Press)

The Department of Homeland Security said New York residents will be prevented from enrolling in certain Trusted Traveler Programs, including the Free and Secure Trade (FAST) program geared toward commercial truck drivers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 6, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

CSA Turns 10, but Is It Making Trucking Safer?

Police lights According to Scopelitis Transportation Consulting's presentation of the latest comparable FMCSA data, the truck-involved fatal crash rate per 100 million miles traveled has grown from 1.14 in 2010 to 1.42 in 2017. (Getty Images)

It’s been a decade since the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration kicked off its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program aimed at assessing the safety of the nation’s motor carriers. Yet there are still some concerns about its benefits.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 6, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

Boeing Identifies New Software Problem on Grounded 737 Max

A Boeing 737 Max airplane is seen parked at a Boeing facility in Washington in August 2019. A Boeing 737 Max airplane is seen parked at a Boeing facility in Washington in August 2019. (David Ryder/Getty Images)

Boeing Co. engineers have discovered a new software problem on the grounded 737 Max that must be patched before the plane can return to service, Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson said.

February 6, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

NYC Tunnel’s Slow Pace Spurs Democratic Jabs at Trump Rail Chief

A New Jersey Transit train exits the North River Tunnels, a pair of tunnels that carry Amtrak and NJ Transit trains under the Hudson River. A New Jersey Transit train exits the North River Tunnels, a pair of tunnels that carry Amtrak and NJ Transit trains under the Hudson River. (Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg News)

Fifteen Democratic senators admonished the Trump administration for the sluggish progress on a new rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey, centerpiece of the so-called Gateway program of major infrastructure projects in the critical transit artery.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
February 6, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

US Senate Bill to Allow Interstate Truckers Under 21 Touted at Hearing

Chris Spear, ATA president and CEO ATA President and CEO Chris Spear said lowering the interstate driving age requirement could help the industry tackle its shortage of truck drivers. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — A bill that would pave the way for commercial drivers younger than 21 to drive trucks across state lines received a resounding endorsement from an organization that represents freight industry interests nationwide during a Feb. 4 Senate hearing.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 4, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety

2020 State Truck Driving Championships Schedule

Team photo of competitors at Florida's 2019 truck driving championships Competitors at Florida's 2019 truck driving championships gather for a team photo. Florida holds one of the largest competitions annually, with 279 drivers competing last year. (Florida Trucking Association)

The 2020 schedule of state truck driving championships will begin in Louisiana at the end of March and conclude in New Jersey at the end of June. Check out the state-by-state schedule.

February 4, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

AAR: PTC Implementation for Freight Railroads Almost Finished

BNSF Railway Co. BNSF is one of the Class I railroads that must have positive train control fully implemented by December of this year. (Thinkstock)

Implementation of automatic braking technology for freight railroads is nearly complete, an industry group indicated recently.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 4, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Hyundai Halts South Korea Output as Coronavirus Causes Parts Shortage

Workers assemble cars on the production line of a Hyundai plant in Beijing, China, in March 2013. Workers assemble cars on the production line of a Hyundai plant in Beijing, China, in March 2013. (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg News)

Hyundai Motor Co. is halting production in South Korea this week because of a component shortage caused by the coronavirus, the first global automaker to suspend output outside China because of the outbreak.

Kyunghee Park | Bloomberg News
February 4, 2020

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