Driver shortage, truck parking, driver compensation and retention are among the top concerns, as well as – for the first time since 2005 – insurance costs.

Driver shortage and truck parking among top industry concerns

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, has released its 16th Top Industry Issues report. Driver shortage, truck parking, driver...
In accordance with updated guidance from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the DMV is issuing an extension through December 31, 2020, to all commercial driver’s licenses, learner’s permits and endorsements expiring between March and December 31, 2020.

Expiring commercial driver’s licenses extended in CA

California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has announced a new round of extensions for commercial drivers. In accordance with updated guidance from the Federal Motor...
CDOT and the Colorado State Patrol are teaming up to conduct safety checks of commercial motor vehicles (CMV) at the summit of Wolf Creek Pass.

Safety warning for truckers in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Transportation is warning big rig drivers to use extreme caution when traveling over mountain passes, such as U.S. Highway 160...
Trucking companies face a variety of industry challenges, including an aging workforce, driver shortages, injuries and fatalities, and the cost of implementing advanced safety technologies.

New studies address fleet driver safety

New safety reports to “aid the nation’s truckers” have been issued in the United States by the National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence...
The company is handing £9.3 million to local authorities so that they can offer businesses a free trial of electric vehicles for two months.

Highways England invests over £9 million in electric vehicle scheme

Highways England is encouraging companies with diesel van fleets to make the switch to electric as part of a multi-million pound green incentive. The company...
The annual survey asks trucking industry stakeholders to rank the top issues of concern for the industry along with potential strategies for addressing each issue.

Trucking industry asked to rank concerns in annual survey

The American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, has launched the 2020 Top Industry Issues Survey. The annual survey asks trucking industry...
Having started in 2016 as European Day Without a Road Death, Project EDWARD has evolved for 2020 into EVERY Day Without a Road Death.

Project EDWARD 2020: Driving for Work

Driving for Work is the theme of this year’s Project EDWARD. Having started in 2016 as European Day Without a Road Death, Project EDWARD has...
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) study found forward collision warning on trucks reduced rear-end crashes by 44 percent while automatic emergency braking (AEB) cut rear crashes by 41 percent.

Safety technology could cut big truck rear crashes

Almost half of rear-end collisions involving large trucks could be avoided if extra safety features were fitted, according to a new report. The Insurance Institute...
To date, more than 3.5 million drivers and delivery people have completed more than 100 million mask verifications.

Uber expands mask verification technology to riders

Uber is expanding its mask verification technology to riders, after requiring drivers on Uber and delivery drivers on Uber Eats to use the technology...