Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) researchers partnered with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and GeoStabilization International to deploy their technology system along US Route 23 during May 23 -25.

Smart work zone technology trialled

A smart work zone technology system designed to protect roadside workers and motorists has been trialled in Wise, Virginia. Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) researchers...
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released a new report that analyzes the environmental impacts of zero-emission trucks (ZET).

New report highlights ‘marginal environmental benefits’ of zero-emission trucks

Zero-emission trucks only have a 30 percent decrease in CO2 emissions when compared to a standard diesel truck, according to a new study. The American...
The campaign, aimed at increasing public safety and awareness around rail level crossings in the metropolitan area, had previously only happened in regional New South Wales.

Police operation aims to increase safety around rail level crossings in...

A police operation to ensure drivers obey the rules at level crossings has been held for the first time in Sydney. The campaign, aimed at...
Consumer Protection invited more than 6,000 stakeholders to engage in consultation on reforms for the industry, which received 37 formal submissions and more than 400 survey responses from industry participants, consumers, insurers and government agencies.

Plans announced for reform of tow truck industry in Western Australia

The tow truck industry in Western Australia (WA) is being reformed to protect people involved in traffic collisions and combat bad behaviour and price...
Engineers are also testing intuitive sounds – bicycle bells, footsteps and vehicle noises – to warn drivers when other road users or pedestrians are nearby.

Smart driver alert technology trialled by Ford

Ford is trialling smart driver alert technology to indicate the direction from which people and objects are approaching. Engineers are also testing intuitive sounds –...
This release follows on from the inaugural van comparison results published in December 2020 and includes updated assessments of the Mercedes-Benz Vito and Iveco Daily acknowledging specification upgrades introduced to the market since the initial comparison was released.

ANCAP safety releases commercial van safety ratings

Australasia’s independent voice on vehicle safety, ANCAP SAFETY, has released its second round of comparative results evaluating the availability and performance of active safety...
The report assesses immediate and longer-term impacts that rising insurance costs have on carrier financial conditions, safety technology investments and crash outcomes as well as strategies used by carriers to manage escalating insurance costs.

ATRI research analyses impacts of rising insurance costs

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released a new report analyzing trucking industry impacts from the rising costs of insurance. The report assesses immediate...
The new rules allow companies to operate vehicles with elongated cabs and aerodynamic features fitted on the back, which help reduce fuel consumption.

Aerodynamic features permitted on Britain’s trucks

New government regulations have come into force, allowing more environmentally friendly heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) on Britain’s roads. The new rules allow companies to operate...
The 2022 Top Truck Bottleneck List measures the level of truck-involved congestion at over 300 locations on the national highway system.

Worst traffic bottlenecks for truckers in America revealed

The American Transportation Research Institute has released its annual list highlighting the most congested bottlenecks for trucks in America. The 2022 Top Truck Bottleneck List...