Safety
Business, Safety

XPO Says Thanks a Million to Drivers Safely Reaching Milestone

XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics celebrated drivers with at least 1 million accident-free miles at a two-day celebration in Ann Arbor, Mich., in mid-June, including a question-and-answer session hosted by company CEO Brad Jacobs.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
June 22, 2017
Government, Safety

Panelists Push for Better Crash Data at Senate Subcommittee Hearing on Truck Safety

Swift's Jerry Moyes via commerce.senate.gov

Improving truck crash data and monitoring high-risk carriers are a couple of key factors that will lead to improved heavy-truck safety, a panel of truck experts told a Senate Commerce subcommittee March 14.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 14, 2017
Government, Safety

Senate Panel to Examine Truck Safety March 14

Truck safety concerns will be the focus of a Senate subcommittee hearing March 14.

Transport Topics
March 8, 2017
Business, Safety

ATA Safety Management Council Honors Top Driver, Safety Director

American Trucking Associations

American Trucking Associations’ Safety Management Council saluted its National Truck Driver of the Year and National Safety Director of the Year on Oct. 26 at its Security and Human Resources National Conference and Exhibition in Oklahoma City.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 28, 2016
Business

Safety Benefits of Speed Limiters Outweigh Crash Fears, Study Says

Although many drivers say that governing the speed of heavy trucks would create dangers on the highway, recent and past research studies dating to the 1970s generally have concluded that the overall benefits of speed limiters outweigh the potential increase in crashes caused by trucks moving slower than cars.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2016
Editorial, Business, Autonomous

Editorial: Fascinating Future, Difficult Present

In putting this issue together, we didn’t know whether to oooh and ahhh like children watching a Harry Potter movie or reach for antacids like baby boomers with heartburn. Engineers are weaving computer capability into vehicles in a way that seems like wizardry coming soon, while this year’s freight market continues to offer disappointment with no signs of yielding.

September 26, 2016
Safety, Business, Technology

Safety Tech, Cameras Can Help Fleets Prevent Claims, Insurance Brokers Say

Meritor Wabco

Fleets that invest in safety technologies — from onboard cameras and telematics to active safety systems — are likely to see their investments pay off by helping to reduce or eliminate catastrophic risks and costly claims, insurance brokers and other experts said.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
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
Government, Business

Roundtable Participants Voice a Variety of Concerns to House Panel

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 22, 2016
Opinion, Business, Government, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Opinion: Jake Brakes Keep Drivers Safe on Steep Roads

You can’t work in the trucking industry for long without realizing the interconnectedness of the trucking world — goods with communities, roads with ports, airports and railways, regulations across international and provincial borders and municipal boundaries, you name it. Another connection may not be immediately apparent: Canada’s National Trucking Week and “Jake” brakes.

September 5, 2016

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