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, Safety, Logistics, TCA

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

David Maung/Bloomberg News

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, 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, Safety

EPA Issues Proposed Rule to Repeal Regulation of Glider Kits

Fitzgerald Glider Kit on display at Mid-America Trucking Show John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Nov. 9 issued a proposed rule to repeal the Obama administration’s Medium- and Heavy-Duty Truck Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emission and Fuel Efficiency Standards for the glider industry.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 9, 2017
Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Truck Hits Autonomous Shuttle on Launch Day

Associated Press

A self-driving shuttle in downtown Las Vegas was involved in a minor wreck Nov. 8, the first day of a yearlong trial period.

Mick Akers | Las Vegas Sun
November 9, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Paper Logs Can Ease ELD Transition, FMCSA Officer La Tonya Mimms Says

FMCSA La Tonya Mimms Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Drivers bracing for the upcoming electronic logging device rule should practice driving with the new units and old-fashioned paper logs, according to La Tonya Mimms, transportation specialist with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 8, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

A $290,000 Robot-Car Is French Startup’s Answer to GM, Waymo


Navya Technologies SAS will roll its robot-driven automobiles onto the cobbled streets of Paris in the next few weeks to try and beat behemoths from General Motors Co. to Alphabet Inc. at proving autonomous cars are safe.

Ania Nussbaum and Marie Mawad | Bloomberg News
November 7, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Alphabet Launches the First Taxi Service With No Human Drivers

Waymo CEO John Krafcik Waymo CEO John Krafcik at Web Summit 2017 in Lisbon. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Web Summit via Sportsfile.

For almost a decade, self-driving cars have graced public roads — but always with a person behind the wheel. Now Waymo is yanking the driver.

Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
November 7, 2017
Business, Technology, Safety

Brake Safety Day Leaves 14% of Trucks Out of Service for Violations, CVSA Says

An inspector takes a look at truck brakes Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Roughly one out of every seven trucks and buses inspected during a one-day special brake safety law-enforcement effort in September was placed out of service for brake-related violations, according to the group that coordinated the inspections.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 7, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

First Self-Driving Shuttle on Public Roads to Launch in Las Vegas


On Nov. 8, Las Vegas residents and visitors will get a chance to hop on the country’s first autonomous shuttle to operate on public roads, thanks to a partnership with AAA.

Erin Baldassari | East Bay Times
November 7, 2017