Trade organizations, safety groups and truck makers weigh in on what Elaine Chao’s nomination as head of the Department of Transportation may mean for the trucking industry.
A study prepared by the American Transportation Research Institute identifies key concerns as interest in autonomous vehicles intensifies.
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.
A stronger economy and lower gas prices contributed to an increase in driving-related deaths, the National Safety Council reported.
In a move applauded by the Teamsters, and criticized by ATA CEO Bill Graves, the Senate rejected a proposal to allow longer trailers on U.S. roads.
The National Coalition on Truck Parking has been formed to address parking shortages for commercial trucks after more than 30 states report overcrowding.