trucking safety News

Shortage Has Trucking Industry Considering Younger Drivers

A nationwide shortage of truckers has some industry officials and national lawmakers supporting a plan to allow 18-year-olds to become long-haul drivers, while others in the industry say it’s a bad idea that will decrease safety on the nation’s road. …

Trucking Firms Could Improve Safety, Productivity With Big Data

The trucking industry loses billions of dollars and wastes millions of hours each year sitting idle in traffic. Helping drivers avoid congestion would increase productivity and improve safety, says a team of Iowa State University and industry researchers. The team …

Georgia Considers Semi-Only Lanes to Reduce Traffic, Improve Safety

Georgia transportation officials are studying how to add semi-only lanes for truck traffic on Interstate 75 between Macon and Atlanta’s southern suburbs. Georgia is trying to deal with a port of Savannah that’s expanding to handle more cargo and a …

Utah Tests v2v System That May Improve Truckers’ Safety

Utah is test-driving new technology that could improve safety and fuel efficiency for big-rig truckers. The Utah Department of Transportation started conducting field tests Friday of a vehicle-to-vehicle communication system aimed at the trucking industry. The tests were done in …

Watchdogs Say Trucking-Friendly Plan Not Concerned With Safety

A multimillion lobbying push by FedEx Corp. and other freight carriers may be about to open U.S. highways to a new generation of bigger truck trailers even as watchdogs warn the price will be roadway carnage. A $55.3 billion transportation …

Rollovers Kill Hundreds of Truckers a Year

It was almost midnight when Walter Price eased his 18-wheeler into the right lane on Interstate 75 near Atlanta. As he began to bank onto the exit ramp he’d been taking for the past 10 years, Price had no idea …

Safety on 18 Wheels

They’re the most visible invisible workers in America. That’s how University of Alabama at Birmingham Assistant Professor of Nursing Karen Heaton, PhD, CEN, FNP-BC, describes the 1.5 million long-haul truckers crisscrossing America’s highways. “We see the vehicle, but we never …