Slowing demand for hauling and shipping services pushed truck driver turnover at the big freight companies to a five year low in the third quarter, the American Trucking Associations said Friday.
Traffic congestion costs the trucking industry $50 billion a year, and hurts manufacturers, retailers and the economy as a whole. But the solution isn't adding tolls, it's raising fuel taxes.
Volvo, Freightliner, Mack and others are updating truck designs to protect drivers and prevent accidents, while regulators tackle safety with new rules.
The American Trucking Associations now opposes a federal rule mandating electronic devices that limit the speed of heavy-duty trucks because it offers too many speed options.
Otto founder Anthony Levandowski outlines his vision for the future of self-driving trucks at the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas.
A federal mandate that would require all commercial vehicles to be equipped with electronic logging devices has been tangled up in the courts for years — but that could soon change, according to the new president of the American Trucking Associations.
Spear said ATA will continue to push for mandates on electronic logging devices and speed limiters for commercial vehicles.
American Trucking Associations Chief Executive Chris Spear tells U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx that the trucking industry should have been consulted during development of new federal autonomous-vehicle policy.
Truck platooning technology enables two tractor-trailers or more to connect together. Some industry analysts say it will improve road safety and fuel savings, but doubts persist.