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Transportation businesses face a host of dynamic risk issues that can significantly impact their financial and operational health. The news in this category focuses on the latest safety and security initiatives, resources and regulations and addresses topics that include fleet safety, claims administration, driver hiring and retention, risk management and compliance.

Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Truck-Lite Debuts Updated Trailer Tracking

Truck-Lite Richard (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Truck-Lite introduced the second generation of its Road Ready trailer-tracking service, which features a new, smaller master control unit that offers either solar or hard-wired power options, the company said.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
March 19, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ancra Cargo Presents Automated Decking System

Automated Decking System Ancra Cargo's booth. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Ancra Cargo, a manufacturer of cargo securement equipment, introduced an automated decking system at American Trucking Associations’ 2019 Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting March 19.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 19, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Gorilla Safety Launches Fleet Management App

Gorilla Safety Cruz (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Gorilla Safety introduced an app designed to improve fleet management at American Trucking Associations’ 2019 Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting March 19.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 19, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Rail Lines Cut in Flooded Midwest, Which Faces More Rain

flooding Scott Olson/Bloomberg News

The Great Plains and Midwest, struggling with flooding that inundated roads and farms and pushed rivers to record heights, is set to get more rain ahead, with light showers forecast over the next few days and a heavier downpour next week.

Brian K Sullivan and Michael Hirtzer | Bloomberg News
March 19, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Tesla Factory Injuries Idled Workers Three Times as Much in 2018

Tesla Tesla car in production at the Fremont, Calif., plant. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. factory employees spent almost three times as many days off the job because of work-related injuries and illness in 2018 as the year before, an indication of just how much strain they were under as they manufactured electric cars at scale for the first time.

Josh Eidelson and Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
March 19, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

ATA’s Chris Spear Rouses Crowd at TMC Kickoff Breakfast

TMC Kick-Off Breakfast Spear (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Technical and maintenance professionals play an important role in shaping the trucking industry’s image, according to American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 19, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Design Interactive Expands Virtual Reality Training to Mobile Devices

Virtual Reality Training Johnston (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Design Interactive announced that its Augmentor virtual and augmented reality technician training system is available for Apple and Android mobile devices.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
March 19, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Aftermarket Industry Representatives Ask for Equal Access to Repair Data

Right to Repair Register (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Equal access to vehicle repair data can help level the playing field with original equipment manufacturers, according to aftermarket industry representatives.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 18, 2019
Business, Safety

New Twist in Alleged ‘Staged Accident’ Case as Trial Postponed

Interstate 10 in New Orleans A stretch of Interstate 10 in New Orleans, near where a disputed accident involving Whitestone Transportation is alleged to have occurred. (Google Maps)

A federal judge in New Orleans has postponed a civil trial involving a trucking accident lawsuit after the plaintiffs, who in court documents called themselves victims of the accident, filed affidavits asserting their Fifth Amendment rights to not incriminate themselves at trial due to a possible “ongoing criminal investigation” into the accident.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 18, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

TMC Council Asks for Input on Mirrorless Systems for Trucks

Mirrorless Trucks Fox (Joe Terry/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — The Technology & Maintenance Council’s Cab & Control Study Group is asking for input as the trucking industry begins exploring use of sensors, cameras and video monitors in lieu of mirrors on trucks.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 18, 2019

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