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Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Safety Belt Use Increased Since 2007 Among Truck Drivers, New Survey Says

Seat belt use up since 2007 among truck drivers TT File Photo

The number of truck drivers wearing safety belts increased by more than 20% since 2007, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Miles Traveled Don't Give Complete Picture of Highway Fatalities, Deborah Hersman Says

SMC Deborah Hersman Eric Miller/Transport Topics

MEMPHIS, Tenn. —An improving economy and higher number of vehicle miles traveled “don’t tell the whole story” for continuing increases in the number of fatalities on U.S. highways, National Safety Council CEO Deborah Hersman told executives attending a safety meeting here.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2017
Government, Business

Senate Confirms Nominee for DOT’s Top Policy Post

The U.S. Department of Transportation will be staffed with a new policy leader after the Senate on Nov. 13 easily confirmed Derek Kan, formerly a general manager for Lyft.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2017
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Climbs 3.3¢ to $2.915 a Gallon

Diesel truck stop John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The U.S. average retail price of diesel rose 3.3 cents to $2.915 a gallon as oil hovered near $57 a barrel amid mounting talk of the glut of oil receding.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 13, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

Seattle DOT Saves $500,000 With Road Work Planning App

Seattle construction Seattle.gov

The Seattle Department of Transportation has saved more than $485,000 since August with an app that allows the city to coordinate with other entities on construction projects involving road work.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 13, 2017
Government, Technology, Fuel, TCA

UPS to Convert Diesel Trucks to Electric in NYC

UPS Inc.

UPS Inc. is planning to convert its package delivery trucks from diesel to electric using new technology in New York City.

Annalise Knudson | Staten Island (N.Y.) Advance
November 13, 2017
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Trade Expert: Mexican Truck Ban Wouldn’t Have Much Impact

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A possible ban on long haul trucks from Mexico under a renegotiated North American Free Trade agreement won’t have much impact, according to a trade expert in New Mexico

Angela Kocherga | Albuquerque (N.M.) Journal
November 13, 2017
Government, Business

Missouri Men Sentenced to 5 Years Probation for Health Care Fraud

Medical Exam iStock

Two Missouri men have been sentenced to five years probation and barred from doing business with the federal government for five years for their roles in administering over 100 fraudulent truck driver and veteran medical exams.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 13, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Nov. 13

Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 13, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

National Autonomous Policy Would Benefit Trucking Industry, ATA Official Says

ATA's Mike Cammisa Cammisa by Eugene Mulero/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Developing a singular autonomous vehicle policy nationwide would facilitate testing of automated trucks and connected vehicle technologies, a senior official with American Trucking Associations said Nov. 9.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 9, 2017

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