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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.

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

Daily Briefings from Transport Topics

Transport Topics has partnered with Spoken Layer to make one-minute daily briefings available on all your smart devices. Simply say “Alexa, play Transport Topics” or “Okay Google, talk to Transport Topics” to get the day’s biggest trucking headlines.

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, 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, 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
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Freightliner to Offer Upgraded Hendrickson Rear Suspension

Freightliner Trucks will begin offering Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems’ Haulmaax EX rear rubber suspension system.

April 14, 2023
Government, Business, Safety

Rep. Rick Larsen’s Agenda Includes Truck Parking, Workforce

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.

Eugene Mulero and Dan Ronan | Staff Reporters
April 14, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Forum Outlines Agency’s Current, Future Research

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.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 13, 2023
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

FMCSA Expands List on Crash Preventability Program

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.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 12, 2023
Business, Equipment, Safety

Trucking Leads Growth in Nuclear Verdicts

The trucking industry has seen a spike in nuclear verdict judgments across the economy.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 12, 2023
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics

House Lawmakers’ Bill Targets Shipping Operations

Enhancements to the connectivity and security of the nation’s supply chain are proposed in legislation recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 12, 2023