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Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

These Truckers Work Alongside the Coders Trying to Reconfigure Their Jobs

Starsky Robotics Starsky Robotics

Just before Stefan Seltz-Axmacher offers a job to an engineer at Starsky Robotics Inc., a driverless trucking startup in San Francisco, he gives them “the talk.”

Max Chafkin and Josh Eidelson | Bloomberg News
June 26, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

Regulators, ATA Partner for Highway Safety Campaign

Federal trucking regulators and the association representing industry executives joined forces for a nationwide campaign meant to raise awareness about highway safety.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Regulators Scramble to Stay Ahead of Self-Driving Cars

Daimler AG

Self-driving cars are only starting to navigate the nation’s streets, but regulators are scrambling to catch up.

Nathan Bomey and Thomas Zambito | USA Today
June 26, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Amazon Vision of Deliveries by Drone Gets Boost in FAA Measure

Amazon.com

Amazon.com’s bid to deliver goods via drone directly to a consumer’s doorstep would get a boost under aviation legislation proposed June 22.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
June 26, 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
Government, Safety

Report Examining CSA Program Coming Out June 27

A study examining the safety scoring program used by federal trucking regulators is scheduled to be unveiled June 27, the National Academy of Sciences announced.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 22, 2017
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, Business, Safety

Ex-Trooper Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes From Trucking Company for Favorable Inspections

Texas Department of Public Safety

A former Texas Department of Public Safety sergeant has pleaded guilty to corruption charges in federal court for accepting bribes from the owner of a Dallas trucking company for favors related to the inspection of his fleet, court records show.

Kevin Krause | The Dallas Morning News
June 22, 2017
Government, Safety, Fuel

Truck Driver Drug Test Failure Rate Rises to Highest Level in Seven Years

Trucker Thinkstock

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 20, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Autonomous Vehicles in Nevada Roll Forward With New Legislation

Self-Driving Truck Daimler AG

Nevada displayed its dedication to refining autonomous vehicles, with the passage of and signing of Assembly Bill 69, industry officials said.

Mick Akers | Las Vegas Sun
June 20, 2017

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