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    • Mr. Musk’s new Tesla Trucks may be a Boon for Safety

      Mr. Musk’s new Tesla Trucks may be a Boon for Safety

      Elon Musk stayed true to his word on November 16th; unveiling the first fully electric semi-truck that also comes equipped with Tesla’s semiautonomous technology in addition to automatic braking and lane departure warnings. In Mr. Musk’s own words, the truck […]

    • Are Self-Driving Truck Platoons a Threat to Your Safety?

      Are Self-Driving Truck Platoons a Threat to Your Safety?

      Commercial trucking is a vital part of our nation’s economy, the vehicles and their drivers provide the framework of goods distribution to all 50 states and beyond. Yet, it’s not an industry without issues—driver shortages and rising fuel costs alone […]

    • Millennials Don’t Want to Drive Big Trucks. Now What?

      Millennials Don’t Want to Drive Big Trucks. Now What?

      The trucking industry has been troubled by significant issues in recent years. There was a freight recession in 2016. The Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate was a topic of much debate in 2017, barely eclipsing the concern over changing hours-of-service […]

    • New Legislation Leaves Out Big Trucks on Topic of Driverless Technology

      New Legislation Leaves Out Big Trucks on Topic of Driverless Technology

      October 4th marked the passing of bipartisan legislation by the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce Science and Transportation on the subject of government support for self-driving technology—yet, despite numerous proposals from advocacy groups, the Committee purposely crafted the law to […]

    • Report: NTSB Says Plenty of Blame to Go Around with Tesla/Big Rig Accident

      Report: NTSB Says Plenty of Blame to Go Around with Tesla/Big Rig Accident

      The National Transportation Safety Board released a final crash report last week concerning a side-impact collision between a tractor-trailer and a Tesla vehicle equipped with autonomous driving mode—resulting in the death of the Tesla driver and heightened scrutiny of the […]

    • Attempt to Stall Truck Safety Is Voted Down by House

      Attempt to Stall Truck Safety Is Voted Down by House

      On September 6th, the U.S. House voted 246-173 against a measure that would have potentially delayed the upcoming mandate for Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) that will require all trucks on the road to comply starting in December 18th, 2017.  This […]

    • Road Check: Are Big Trucks Safe?

      Road Check: Are Big Trucks Safe?

      This past June, certified commercial motor vehicle inspectors in the U.S. and Canada joined together in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 30th annual International Roadcheck. During a three day period covering June 6-8, enforcement personnel conducted over 62,000 safety inspections (over 54,000 in the […]

    • Why “Distracted Walking” Is a Real Issue and One that We Should All Worry About

      Why “Distracted Walking” Is a Real Issue and One that We Should All Worry About

      There is little doubt that distracted driving is a serious problem that’s growing at an exponential rate in today’s smartphone-addicted society. Numerous organizations and government entities are feverishly attempting to curtail the dangerous trend… to little avail. Yet, those who […]

    • Mexican Trucks in the U.S. Could Be More Problematic than Most Think

      Mexican Trucks in the U.S. Could Be More Problematic than Most Think

        A legal battle over allowing Mexico-based Carriers to operate in the U.S. might be drawing to a close, as The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit stated recently that it would be unable to reverse a […]

    • Federal Mandate for Truck Speed Limiters Continues to Stall

      Federal Mandate for Truck Speed Limiters Continues to Stall

      In September of 2016, a regulation was proposed by U.S. officials that would require some type of speed-limiting device on all tractor-trailer rigs. While many large motor carriers already use speed limiters in an effort to improve safety and fuel […]