Monthly Archives: August 2015

Trucking Industry Safety and New Technology

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Heavy truck accidents account for 3,800 fatal crashes a year, 3,900 deaths annually, 100,000 injuries, and 13% of all traffic fatalities. That’s according to Daniel Blower, an associate research scientist at the University of Michigan’s transportation Research Institute.  According to Blower, those numbers really aren’t that high, and there’s technology out there that can drive them down even more.  Read more here.

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E-ZPass Warning Truckers Against Fraudulent Emails

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According to E-ZPass, an international phishing scheme is being targeted at customers and non-customers.  The phishing scheme comes in the form of an email claiming to be from E-ZPass stating that the email receiver has a missed or unpaid toll.  Read more here.

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Some Members of the Trucking Industry Want Hair Testing Out of Transportation Bill

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In a joint letter to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, 17 organizations urged the committee to reject hair testing for federal drug tests.  Read more here.

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Self-Driving Trucks Are Just TWO Years Away Says Daimler

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The world’s first self-driving truck has already been licensed for use on American roads, and the Freightliner Inspiration Truck received its official ‘autonomous vehicle’ license plate in Nevada earlier this year.   Read more here.

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