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Two More Plead Guilty to Staged Accidents in New Orleans

Getty Image conveying the legal system The two guilty pleas bring the number of staged-accident scammers convicted to 32 in the federal investigation. (BrianAJackson/Getty Images)

Two New Orleans women have pleaded guilty in separate conspiracy schemes to stage accidents — one involving a tractor-trailer and the other a bus.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 30, 2022
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

FedEx Partners With Elroy Air to Test Pilotless Package Drone

Drone An Elroy Air drone. (FedEx Corp.)

FedEx Corp. is partnering with Elroy Air, a startup that makes a large cargo drone, to test moving packages by air with no pilot on board.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
March 30, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Top 100

Yellow Welcomes Labor Secretary Walsh at Driver Training Academy Opening

Yellow Walsh (left) with Hawkins outside the venue for the event. (Dan Ronan/Transport Topics)

CARLISLE, Pa. — Executives from Yellow Corp. were joined by Labor Secretary Marty Walsh and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf at a March 29 ribbon-cutting for the motor carrier’s 17th driving academy, a date that also marked the end of the Biden administration’s 90-day challenge to trucking companies to ramp up training and apprenticeship programs to bring drivers to the industry.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 30, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

ATA Seeks Guidance on Missing Underride Guard Labels

Stoughton trailer A Stoughton Trailers rear impact guard. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

The trucking industry is asking federal regulators for clarity about potential enforcement issues surrounding a new rule for annual inspection of rear underride guards on trailers.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 29, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week to Focus on Speeding

Speed Limit Neal McNeil/Getty Images

The 2022 Operation Safe Driver Week is scheduled for July 10-16, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced on March 29.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 29, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Canada Climate Plan Calls for 42% Cut in Oil, Gas Emissions

The Suncor Energy Inc. Millennium upgrader plant and the Athabasca oil sands near Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada. The Suncor Energy Inc. Millennium upgrader plant and the Athabasca oil sands near Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada. (Ben Nelms/Bloomberg News)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government wants a 42% reduction in emissions from the oil and gas sector as part of Canada’s plan to meet its 2030 emissions reduction goal.

Brian Platt | Bloomberg News
March 29, 2022
Government, Safety

White House Requests Budget Increase for FMCSA

Joe Biden President Joe Biden speaks about his proposed budget for fiscal year 2023 in the State Dining Room of the White House on March 28. (Patrick Semansky/AP)

The White House’s $5.8 trillion fiscal 2023 budget proposal aims to increase funding for federal trucking regulators.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 28, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Drops Two CDL Streamlining Proposals

Student driver John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Federal trucking regulators have withdrawn two proposals intended to streamline credentialing and testing processes for aspiring truck drivers to obtain their commercial driver licenses.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 28, 2022
Business, Technology, Safety

Lytx Recognizes Winners in Driver, Coach Categories

Lytx announced the winners of its driver of the year and coach of the year awards last month.

March 25, 2022
Business, Equipment, Safety

Ideal Warehouse Innovations Offers Push-Button Trailer Support System

Ideal GMTS Ideal Warehouse Innovations via YouTube

Ideal Warehouse Innovations announced it developed a hands-free trailer support system, the Ground Mounted Trailer Support.

March 25, 2022