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Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

House Panel Approves Self-Driving Measure That Pre-empts State Regulations

Daimler Future Truck Daimler's Future Truck, an autonomous vehicle, or AV. (Daimler AG)

The U.S. House Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection unanimously approved a legislative markup July 19 to advance self-driving vehicle technology. Navigating the autonomous vehicle landscape has been difficult because of the traditional boundaries it breaks.

Ryan McCauley | Government Technology
July 24, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

Government Watchdog Criticizes FMCSA’s Information Technology Systems

GAO headquarters kafka4prez/Flickr

A government watchdog has issued a searing review of some of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s most critical information technology systems used to monitor the safety of motor carriers.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 24, 2017
Technology, Equipment, Safety

Fleets Weigh the Benefits of Retreads Versus New Tires

retread tires Katie Pyzyk

Old habits die hard, as well as negative perceptions. Such is the case with unfavorable views of retread tires. But many fleets are choosing retreads over new tires due to improvements in product quality combined with cost savings.

Katie Pyzyk | Contributing Writer
July 24, 2017
Technology, Equipment, Safety

Truck Safety: Human and Equipment Factors

The intersection of the human and equipment-­related elements of truck safety is reflected in the two cover stories in this issue of Equipment & Maintenance Update.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
July 24, 2017
Technology, Equipment, Safety

Opinion: Trailer Side Underride Guards

Underride Guard Airflow Deflector Inc.

In the case of semi-trailers, safety advocates, insurance companies and industry suppliers believe that if side underride guards are built, fleets will come and buy them.

July 24, 2017
Technology, Equipment, Safety

ESC Mandate to Improve Safety, Fleets Say

ESC Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has said that by preventing crashes, electronic stability control will save lives, prevent property damage and reduce congestion.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
July 24, 2017
Government, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Leaving NAFTA, Imposing Tariffs Would Drive Up Vehicle Prices, Study Shows

Border-crossing trucks and sign Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg News

While a proposed border adjustment tax on goods including cars and trucks appears to have been pulled off the political stove by House Republicans, the North American Free Trade Agreement is still on a burner.

Jenny King | Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

FMCSA Chief: CSA to Have Public Meeting, Defends ELD Mandate

PeopleNet ELD PeopleNet

WASHINGTON — A meeting to gather input on ways to improve the Compliance, Safety, Accountability performance scoring program for carriers will be scheduled this year, the country’s top trucking regulator told House lawmakers on July 18.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 20, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

DOT’s Wireless Connected Vehicle Pilot Program on Track for 2021 Completion

illustration of a connected truck U.S. Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation’s wireless connected vehicle pilot program, currently in its design, deployment and testing phase, is making progress at its demonstration sites in Wyoming, New York City and Tampa, Fla., the program’s manager told members of an agency advisory committee.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 18, 2017
Government, Safety

FMCSA to Hold Public Meeting on CSA Corrective Plan

FMCSA's Daphne Jefferson House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

WASHINGTON — A meeting to gather public input on ways to improve a safety performance scoring program for carriers will be scheduled this year, the top trucking regulator told House lawmakers on July 18.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 18, 2017

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