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This year’s theme is “Road Safety Heroes” to pay tribute to the work of road safety campaigners, professionals, individuals and organisations across the country, providing a platform to speak up about how we can all play a part in making journeys safer for everyone.

UK Road Safety Week: 15-21 November 2021

Brake, the road safety charity, is calling for organisations to prepare for Road Safety Week, which takes place 15-21 November, 2021. This year’s theme is...

FAMILY SAFETY

To keep you and your family safe on the roads this Thanksgiving holiday, eDriving is sharing the following safety tips:

Thanksgiving safety tips for drivers and families

Thanksgiving travel is predicted to be almost back to pre-pandemic levels this year, according to AAA. More than 53.4 million people are expected to...

MOTORCYCLES

The Helmet Inspection Company comprises a team of academics and engineers in the field of non-destructive testing, specifically in composite materials.

Helmet scan launched to detect accidental damage

A company in the East Midlands, UK, has launched a new safety test which can scan motorcycle helmets for hidden damage after a drop. The...

DRIVING FOR WORK

The research used a new ATRI dataset of more than 600 cases resulting in either a settlement or verdict award of less than $1 million and provides insight into key crash characteristics and litigation factors that contribute to substantial payments to plaintiffs.

New study looks at impact of verdicts and settlements on trucking...

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released a new report investigating the impact of verdicts and settlements under $1 million on the trucking...
Speaking at the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Spear also testified on how the trucking industry is responding to ongoing supply challenges caused by a multitude of global factors and detailed specific keys for Congress to help unlock bottlenecks throughout the supply chain.

Infrastructure and workforce remain trucking’s main focus

Infrastructure investment and workforce development are trucking’s top priorities, according to American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Chris Spear. Speaking at the House Transportation...
Increased demand for freight, pandemic-related challenges from early retirements, closed driving schools and DMVs, as well as other pressures, are said to be pushing up demand for drivers and subsequently the shortage.

US truck driver shortage reaches all-time high

The current truck driver shortage has risen to 80,000 – an all-time high for the industry, according to the American Trucking Association. Increased demand for...