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Contactless Delivery, Safety Precautions Accelerate Adoption of Electronic Bills of Lading

Stevens Transport A Stevens Transport driver accesses an electronic bill of lading on his phone. (Stevens Transport)

Fleets and shippers have been taking extra precautions to help protect the professional truck drivers who have been serving on the front lines of the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Hilary Daninhirsch | Special to Transport Topics
September 25, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Boeing’s Year-End Goal for 737 Max Return Gets Boost in Europe

Boeing 737 Max airplanes are parked at Grant County International Airport in Washington in 2019. Boeing 737 Max airplanes are parked at Grant County International Airport in Washington in 2019. (David Ryder/Getty Images)

Boeing Co.’s push to return the grounded 737 Max jet to the skies by year’s end got a boost from European regulators, who said they expect to sign off on their safety review by November.

Siddharth Philip | Bloomberg News
September 25, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Denies Ohio Safety Agency’s Petition for Veteran Driver Exemptions

NC National Guard driver training Soldiers in Bravo Company, 1-252 Armor Regiment, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina National Guard, drive the MaxxPro Mine Resistance Ambush Protected and Joint Light Tactical Vehicle while conducting mobilization training. (U.S. Army)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s request for an exemption to modify the mandatory skills test requirements for drivers with military experience.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 25, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

Staying Ahead of COVID-19

COVID-19 tracking app LeoPatrizi/Getty Images

Trucking companies are turning to new software applications to help mitigate employees’ fears about contracting COVID-19 while on the job.

Joe Dysart | Webology 101
September 25, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

Truck Driver Training Programs Overcome COVID Risks

C.R. England truck C.R. England

As the coronavirus gripped the nation, companies across the trucking industry were forced to alter their operations while confronting the pandemic. For some, that included driver training and orientation.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 24, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics

Purge of Chinese Technologies Confusing, Rushed, Costly, Trucking Groups Say

Huawei store in China A woman walks outside a Huawei store in Beijing on Aug. 5, 2020. The rule targets five Chinese companies: Huawei, ZTE Corp., Hytera, Hikvision and Dahua Technology. (Ng Han Guan/Associated Press)

Trucking industry groups said the rule requiring carriers to locate and purge technology made by five Chinese companies is confusing and doesn't give them time to complete their searches.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 24, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Self-Driving Car Bill Reintroduced in House Minus Biggest Backer

People load into a Daimler Freightliner Inspiration self-driving truck for a demonstration in 2015. People load into a Daimler Freightliner Inspiration self-driving truck for a demonstration in Las Vegas in May 2015. (John Locher/Associated Press)

Legislation that would allow carmakers to sell as many as 100,000 self-driving vehicles per year in the U.S. is being reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, but one of its biggest cheerleaders is staying on the sidelines until next year.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
September 23, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

ASCE Report: Underfunded Infrastructure Will Seriously Impact Economy

Michigan A Lansing, Mich., road in need of repair. (Michigan Department of Transportation)

Failure to properly invest in the nation’s deteriorating surface transportation infrastructure will inflict significant negative consequences on the economy, according to preliminary findings from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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

Nine More Individuals Indicted in Staged Accidents Scam in La.

Interstate 10 sign in Louisiana Most of the alleged staged accidents have taken place on Interstate 10 in the New Orleans area. (Joel Carillet/Getty Images)

Nine more people have been indicted in connection with a sweeping federal investigation into staged accidents with commercial vehicles in the New Orleans area.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 22, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

UPS Wants FMCSA to Reconsider Exemption Request

UPS driver in mask Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

UPS Inc. has requested reconsideration of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s denial of its 2019 request for an exemption from a requirement that its driver training instructors have two years’ minimum experience as trainers.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 22, 2020

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