Safety: Page 2

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    Trucking voices press FMCSA on hair testing as agency awaits health ruling

    Dozens of stakeholders participated in the agency's call for comments on the drug testing method. Here's a roundup of notable contributions.

    By Oct. 4, 2022
  • Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg speaks at the North American International Auto Show on September 14, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan.
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    Buttigieg announces nearly $40 million in grants to expand truck parking

    The money will pay for additional parking in Florida and Tennessee, plus tech to help drivers find open spaces.

    By Oct. 3, 2022
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    Nikola recalls all Tre BEV trucks in US due to seat belt defect

    The flaw could increase the risk of injury during a crash, according to the NHTSA.

    By Sept. 28, 2022
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    Hutcheson confirmed as FMCSA head, ending agency’s yearslong void

    The agency has lacked a permanent leader since Ray Martinez left the post in late 2019.

    By Sept. 23, 2022
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    The great resignation — An opportunity to rethink your PPE offerings

    What do your PPE offerings have to do with employee retention? Get insights from Red Wing for Business.

    By Tito Warren, President Global Industrial Sales and Operations Red Wing Shoe Company • Sept. 19, 2022
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    Trucking executives share autonomous vehicle timeline projections

    Multiple company leaders said they don’t expect the technology to be widespread during their careers.

    By Sept. 15, 2022
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    NHTSA strengthens standards for rear impact guards

    The safety standards will require new trailers and semitrailer to better protect against underride crashes.

    By July 6, 2022
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    Autonomous trucking companies seek to show automation is road-ready

    AV companies are conducting trials to show their technology is safe. Will they be enough to convince the public?

    By June 1, 2022
  • Virgina State Police conduct e-Inspection at weigh station along I-81 (Western Express)
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    Automated inspections drive fleet efficiency

    J.B. Hunt and Western Express are among carriers participating in an electronic inspection pilot program that could ultimately save drive time.

    By May 18, 2022
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    Officials hope to conduct 70K inspections for Roadcheck 2022

    The event will focus on wheel end components and provide an opportunity for executives to highlight proactive safety practices.

    By May 16, 2022
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    By the numbers: Biden's budget priorities for transportation

    A proposal to spend $3 billion in freight and highway projects is among the president's requests to Congress.

    By March 29, 2022
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    AV safety rule brings clarity to trucking industry

    The provisions offer safety standards for trucks that could one day be fully automated, but regulators noted the need for more investigation around crash safety.

    By Jason Plautz • March 23, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    'A lonely profession': How COVID-19 took a toll on drivers' mental health

    Two years into a pandemic that's left many drivers isolated, industry experts urge new support systems and more open dialogue.

    By Katie Pyzyk • March 16, 2022
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    OSHA stay a 'sigh of relief,' but not the end of employer vaccination concerns

    States and local governments adopted their own versions of the federal emergency temporary standard, and more rule changes may be on the horizon.

    By Ryan Golden • Feb. 7, 2022
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    Truck stops, governments take on parking in 2022 and beyond

    Love's Travel Stops is adding 3,000 parking spots this year. And technology is in the works to help drivers find spots along a major U.S. interstate.

    By Jan. 31, 2022
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    The top trucking trends of 2021

    For the transport industry, 2021 may be best described as the year of the shortage. But trucking firms are creative problem-solvers.

    By Transport Dive Staff • Dec. 29, 2021
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    What trucking CEOs say about the vaccine mandate

    The future of the Biden administration's employer mandate for COVID-19 vaccines and regular testing is uncertain, so fleets are planning for multiple scenarios.

    By Dec. 7, 2021
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    Should driver pay be tied to productivity? Fleet execs say it's risky.

    As trucking firms consider incentives, fairness comes into question. It's not the driver's fault if rates go down.

    By Nov. 12, 2021
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    Old Dominion struggles to prepare for impending vaccine mandate's testing requirement

    If trucking can't secure an exemption, "God help our industry," CEO Greg Gantt said.

    By S.L. Fuller • Oct. 27, 2021
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    Drivers: 18-year-olds should join our ranks with the right training

    Repositioning the image of the trucking profession would help recruit and retain young drivers.

    By Shefali Kapadia • Oct. 26, 2021
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    Driver concerns are trucking's top issues in 2021: ATRI

    Some fleets are laser-focused on retaining their workforce, but pay may not be the only answer to retention.

    By S.L. Fuller • Oct. 24, 2021
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    Irked by vaccine mandate, large trucking firms speak out

    The American Trucking Associations filed a lawsuit against the mandate, citing its "devastating impacts on the supply chain and the economy."

    By Jim Stinson • Updated Nov. 10, 2021
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    Fleets turn to tech for protection against 'nuclear verdicts'

    It's not enough to gather safety data. Trucking firms must also act on it.

    By Aug. 18, 2021
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    With autonomous trucks on the horizon, insurance questions need answers

    TuSimple is working with Liberty Mutual Insurance to create a coverage product for when driverless trucks are deployed at scale.

    By July 26, 2021
  • Why former UPS, FedEx execs say AI will be the standard for transport

    Artificial intelligence on the driver side can intersect with tools on the fleet-management side.

    By S.L. Fuller • June 21, 2021