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Volvo Marks Major Anniversaries of Connected Technology, Accident Research

Volvo Accident Research Team 2019 marks 50 years since the start of Volvo Trucks’ Accident Research Team. (Volvo Truck Corp.)

Volvo Group celebrated a milestone in the number of connected vehicles sold to customers over the past 25 years, while its truck unit, Volvo Trucks, celebrated its 50th anniversary of performing accident reconstruction and analysis.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 7, 2019
Government, Safety

US House Lawmakers’ Bill Would Assist With Local Bridge Repairs

Liberty Bridge in Pittsburgh Liberty Bridge in Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania has 3,770 bridges (16.5%) that are "structurally deficient." (Pennsylvania DOT)

Legislation that would seek to facilitate funding for municipalities to fix old bridges was recently introduced by two members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 7, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Creation of Marijuana Policy Committee Among ATA’s Priorities

ATA President Chris Spear delivers his state of the industry address at MCE 2019 ATA President Chris Spear delivers his state of the industry address at MCE 2019. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear announced a new Controlled Substances, Health and Wellness Subcommittee at the federation’s annual Management Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 7.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 7, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety

Drowsy Driving on the Decline, but Speeding, Cellphone Use Rising, Lytx Data Shows

Kyle Warlick Kyle Warlick by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

SAN DIEGO — Drowsy driving and instances of falling asleep behind the wheel are on the decline, but speeding and cellphone use among truck drivers has increased, according to customer data unveiled by video telematics provider Lytx.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
October 7, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Perspective

Perspective: Harnessing the Power of Trucking

ATA President Chris Spear: Throughout our lives, we rely on a multitude of goods and services to prosper as individuals and as a nation. But no industry is more central to that story than trucking.

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
October 7, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

ATRI's Top 10 Industry Issues

Transport Topics reporter Jim Stinson recaps the MCE 2019 session in which panelists discussed the 2019 release of American Transportation Research Institute's Top Industry Issues report. 

October 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety

Trucking Industry Has Become a Top Target of Ransomware Attacks

Cybersecurity panel at 2019 MCE Panelists (from left) Harold Sumerford Jr. of J&M Tank Lines, Sharon Reynolds of Omnitracs and Joseph Saunders of RunSafe Security discuss measures to counter the threat of ransomware attacks against motor carriers. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — Transportation is now one of the most cyberattacked industries in the United States, which puts trucking in the crosshairs of hackers, a panel of cybersecurity experts said during American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 6.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Last Call for Transition to ELDs

Recapping the MCE panel session discussing the final months leading up to the deadline for converting from AOBRDs to ELDs. 

October 6, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

FMCSA’s Martinez Announces Driver Assistance Systems Project at MCE

FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez says that the industry partners will lead outreach and education efforts to promote the benefits of ADAS. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Ray Martinez announced the launch of a project to promote advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) on Oct. 5. The initiative was unveiled at American Trucking Associations' Management Conference & Exhibition.

Eleanor Lamb and Eric Miller | Staff Reporters
October 5, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Wabco Launches Rear Blind Spot Detection System

Wabco headquarters Wabco headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich. (Wabco Holdings Inc.)

Wabco Holdings Inc., a global supplier of braking control systems and other advanced technologies, announced it introduced TailGUARD for commercial trailers in North America.

October 4, 2019

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