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Distracted Driving Coalition Launches Nationwide Effort

Distracted Driving humonia/Getty Images

Dozens of safety-minded organizations launched a national coalition aimed at reducing the deadly threat of distracted driving on the nation’s highways.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 17, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

CLDA Strives to Raise Money to Help Members Affected by Hurricane Ida

CLDA A Penske delivery van sits amongst the damage at Hackbarth Delivery Service after Hurricane Ida. (CLDA)

The Customized Logistics & Delivery Association (CLDA) has set up a fund to help its members who were victims of Hurricane Ida, the organization announced Sept. 8.

September 17, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

TMC Holds Debate on the Future of Tractor-Trailer Connections

Dirk Wohltmann Dirk Wohltmann addresses the TMC audience. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

CLEVELAND — Trailer connectivity was a key focus of product announcements at American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council Fall Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition, but debate continues on how to best implement and integrate the various technologies in the mix.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 17, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

USDOT Officials Praise Truckers’ Contributions

Meera Joshi "Careful, professional truck drivers, attentive to driving, are saving lives every day.” says FMCSA deputy Administrator Meera Joshi. (U.S. Department of Transportation via Twitter)

Truck drivers are key to ensuring the country’s economic prosperity and maintaining safety along the highways, said top officials at the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 16, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Medical Board to Review Recalled CPAP Machines

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Members of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s medical review board are due to address uncertainties connected to a voluntary recall of some continuous positive air pressure machines, warning that truck drivers using them face potential health risks.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 16, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Future Looks Bright for Automated Braking

John Bennett "This is such a cost-sensitive industry that unless there is a strong payback, technology adoption takes a long time,” says Meritor Chief Technology Officer John Bennett. (Michael Freeze/Transport Topics)

CLEVELAND — Industry experts presented an in-depth analysis concerning the future of braking systems during a study group session at American Trucking Associations’ 2021 Technology & Maintenance Council Fall Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
September 16, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Congressional Funding Leaders Pursue Emergency Disaster Relief

Hurricane Ida damage in Pointe-aux-Chenes, La. Storm clouds from approaching Tropical Storm Nicholas loom behind homes destroyed by Hurricane Ida in Pointe-aux-Chenes, La., on Sept. 14. (Gerald Herbert/AP)

The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate recently affirmed the chamber’s goal of advancing funding legislation for the federal government by the end of the month that would include disaster relief aid.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 16, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Technical Session Explores Modern Truck Battery Challenges

Jeff Muir Jeff Muir by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

CLEVELAND — The evolving demands on truck batteries and how to prolong their life has proven revolutionary for Class 6 and Class 8 vehicles, experts said Sept. 14 during American Trucking Associations’ 2021 Technology & Maintenance Council Fall Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 15, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

NTSB: Officer’s Error Likely Caused 2019 Shipwreck Off Georgia

NTSB: Officer’s Error Likely Caused 2019 Shipwreck Off Georgia A towering crane straddles remains of the shipwrecked cargo vessel Golden Ray in the waters off St. Simons Island, Ga., on Sept. 5, 2021. (Terry Dickson/Associated Press)

A top officer’s errors in calculating the stability of a cargo ship loaded with nearly 4,200 automobiles likely caused the giant vessel to overturn along the Georgia coast, U.S. investigators said in a report Sept. 14.

Russ Bynum | Associated Press
September 15, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

US House Democrats Edge Closer to $3.5 Trillion Budget With Transportation Bill Approval

DeFazio Rep. Peter DeFazio speaks at a past hearing. (House Television via Associated Press)

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives moved closer to realizing President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda after they advanced transit and climate change proposals in a transportation budget bill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 15, 2021

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