Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Boston’s Self-Driving Vehicle Startups Fed Up With Regulations

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology

Top automakers and tech companies are warning state officials the current regulations for testing self-driving cars may be too burdensome and could make it too hard or even impossible to test in Massachusetts, a move experts say would delay the economic and safety benefits expected from autonomous vehicles.

Jordan Graham | Boston Herald
September 20, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

Positive Drug-Test Rate Up to 7-Year High, DOT Says

A new U.S. Department of Transportation drug testing report shows that the overall 2016 lab-reported positive drug test rate for truck drivers and other DOT security-­sensitive employees rose to its highest level since at least 2009, including year-­over-­year increases in three of five drug categories.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Europe’s Truck Makers Offer Detailed Timeline to Run Truck Platoons Before 2025, Scania Says

Scania PLatoon Scania

Truck maker Scania said Europe’s truck manufacturers have presented a detailed timeline of steps leading up to the introduction of convoys of semi-automated trucks on Europe’s motorways before 2025. At the same time, similar U.S. efforts are emerging.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 21, 2017
Technology, Autonomous

Regulatory Framework for Automation Begins to Emerge

As truck makers and tech companies continue to develop automated driving systems for commercial trucks, the federal government is taking early steps toward creating a regulatory framework for this technology.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 16, 2017
Government, Safety

Ordered to Cut Regulations, FMCSA Panel Identifies 12 'Nothing Burger' Rules


WASHINGTON — A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration advisory committee gave its blessing to a preliminary plan by the agency to eliminate 12 mostly outdated “nothing burger” commercial vehicle regulations to comply with President Donald Trump’s executive order to ease regulatory burdens on businesses.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 13, 2017

Suppliers Scrambling to Provide Technology to Help Private Fleets Meet New Regulations

Daniel P. Bearth/Transport Topics

CINCINNATI — Shipper-owned fleets are ramping up the use of technology to help meet new federal regulations related to the transportation of food, the adoption of electronic logs for drivers and making their trucking operations more efficient.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
May 8, 2017

Jim Burnley, Former DOT Secretary, on Regulations, P3s and More

Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Jim Burnley on infrastructure, P3s, regulation rollback, TIGER grants and more.

Transport Topics
March 17, 2017
Opinion, Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Opinion: Significant Accomplishments; More to Be Done

A year ago, I stood before you in Philadelphia and accepted the title of chairman of American Trucking Associations. It has been a tremendous honor to be your chairman at such a critical time for our industry.

September 26, 2016
Business, Technology, Government

McLeod Sees Opportunity in ‘Uncertain Times’

Seth Clevenger/TT

SAN ANTONIO — Upcoming regulations, the presidential election, a softer freight market and supply chain disruptions are contributing to “uncertain times” for the trucking industry. But those challenges also present opportunities for fleets that are better prepared than their competitors, McLeod Software’s CEO said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 26, 2016
Business, Government

Trucking Airs Concerns to House Panel; HOS Restart, Highway Funding Top List

House Transportation Committee

Truckers and other transportation stakeholders last week voiced a variety of regulatory, infrastructure and funding concerns to the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 26, 2016