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Business, Technology, Safety

Preparing for the Arrival of Electronic Truck Inspections

Program Airs: April 20, 2023 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PST The world of truck inspections is likely to change greatly over the coming years. Federal trucking regulators and commercial vehicle enforcement agencies are pushing for wireless roadside inspections, including a mandate that motor carriers equip their trucks with devices that would transmit the identity and condition of trucks and drivers to roadside enforcement. Learn how this could affect your motor carrier operation, what information you and your drivers may be required to transmit to inspectors, and what it means for the development of autonomous trucks. 

April 20, 2023

TT Podcasts: RoadSigns

Anthony Marshall of UPS shares the gold standard for an efficient and effective EV maintenance cycle.  

Business, Technology, Safety

Reducing Risk and Distracted Driving with AI Technology

Program Airs: April 27, 2023 2 p.m. ET April is designated as Distracted Driving Awareness Month by the National Safety Council to raise awareness around the escalating distracted driving issue. The need for this awareness is more significant than ever.Driver inattention accounts for over 3,000 deaths in the U.S. alone.     

April 27, 2023
Government, Business

House GOP Points to Transportation Record

An update to Federal Highway Administration guidance related to a $1.2 trillion infrastructure law is among key achievements House Republicans are touting.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 17, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Norfolk Southern Near Ready to Reopen Some Tracks in Ohio

Norfolk Southern says it has completed excavation of the impacted soil underneath the south track at the site of the East Palestine train derailment and will finish restoration of the track in the coming days.

Kaylee Remington |
April 17, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla Reports Another Fatality Involving Automated Driving

Tesla Inc. disclosed to U.S. regulators another fatal crash involving automated driver-assist systems, bringing its total to 17 since June 2021.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
April 17, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Only 10 EVs Qualify for Full $7,500 US Tax Credit

Only 10 electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles will qualify for $7,500 federal tax credits after stricter battery-sourcing rules take effect and render most plug-in models ineligible.

April 17, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment

ZF’s CeTrax Lite Begins Series Production

The CeTrax lite electric central drive adapts what the company learned from developing passenger car drives for use in light commercial vehicles.

April 17, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

US Tax Breaks Lure European Clean Tech

LONDON — Norwegian startup Freyr will first build batteries to power electric vehicles and store clean energy in a remote town near the Arctic Circle. Up next? An Atlanta suburb.

Kelvin Chan | Associated Press
April 17, 2023
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

Drop in Diesel Demand Heightens Recession Concerns

“Diesel demand can act as a leading indicator for broader growth as an early sign that spending by households is waning,” said one expert.

April 17, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Inward-Facing Cameras Rate Low With Drivers

With an approval rating of 2.2 on a 10-point scale in an American Transportation Research Institute study, it’s clear that truck drivers do not hold driver-facing cameras in high regard.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 17, 2023