- Laws Slow Self-Driving Truck Development
Innovation frequently move faster than government. Whether it is the Federal Aviation Administration blocking commercial use of drones or the Federal Communications Commission's sluggish action on net neutrality, technology is moving at a blistering pace while the government spends more money studying and debating regulations. Regardless of how self-driving trucks may impact jobs and the economy, we can be sure the jobs of lobbyist and politicians are secure.
- Trucker's Truths - Worst Highways for Traffic
Don't fall into the traffic traps of the busiest highways without being warned first. Here are the worst highways for truckers in terms of frequent traffic problems—keep these in mind when a job calls you to new territory.
- Big Trucks and Work Zones: A Dangerous Mix
State transportation departments throughout the country are gearing up for warm weather months when highway construction projects ramp up and more motorists hit the highways and are issuing announcements in conjunction with National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 15-21) to get the word out to drivers of the dangers of negotiating work zones.
- Spring Brings Deadly Driving Conditions
Perhaps the most horrific traffic accidents in recent history were attributed to poor visibility due to fog, smoke, or a mixture of the two.
- The Blame Game: CSA's Crash Accountability Failings Cost Carriers Business
Over a year ago, FMCSA shelved plans to make determinations on crash accountability in favor of further study.
- 5 Money/Time Saving Tips for Owner Operators in 2012
The economic crisis has impacted the trucking industry in many ways, and owner-operators usually have an especially difficult time making a profit. Even new business owners who were company drivers for years before venturing out on their own often find it difficult to save time and money.
- A Special Thanks to Truck Drivers on Thanksgiving
If you pull onto any thruway or highway in America and within moments you will find yourself in the presence or some sort of 18-wheeler or semi truck.Truck drivers can range from men to women, young to old, independent drivers to company drivers and the categories go on.
- Congress Reintroduces Max Truck Weight Cap Bill
The Coalition for Transportation Productivity has been lobbying hard for the reintroduction of the Safe & Efficient Transportation Act and they have finally succeeded. We've posted before on the max weight limit pilot scheme in Vermont and Maine, where truck weights are allowed up to 120,000 pounds (from the 80,000 pound, federally imposed limit).