Transportation businesses face a host of dynamic risk issues that can significantly impact their financial and operational health. The news in this category focuses on the latest safety and security initiatives, resources and regulations and addresses topics that include fleet safety, claims administration, driver hiring and retention, risk management and compliance.
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
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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
Tesla Inc. disclosed to U.S. regulators another fatal crash involving automated driver-assist systems, bringing its total to 17 since June 2021.
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.April 17, 2023
Freightliner Trucks will begin offering Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems’ Haulmaax EX rear rubber suspension system.April 14, 2023
Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Wash.), the top Democrat on the transportation committee in the U.S. House, says parking and workforce concerns remain leading issues across the trucking sector.
Plans for significant rulemaking proposals, in-depth studies and data collections were the topics of discussion at FMCSA's annual Analysis, Research and Technology Forum.April 13, 2023
FMCSA is adding four types of crashes to its program that omits carrier fault for certain types of crashes when calculating the carrier’s safety measurement profile.April 12, 2023