Today’s long-haul trucks are integrated with more sophisticated safety features than ever.
But there is a downside. As drivers adapt to this technology in their day-to-day driving, they may get too used to it.
Truckers racing to beat the federal rule requiring a rest break after driving for eight hours could be contributing to increased fatal crashes involving big rigs, according to some in the industry. Deaths from large truck crashes reached their highest level in 29 years in 2017, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data.
AUSTIN, TX. A range of factors including soaring e-commerce sales are putting additional strain on the aging U.S. infrastructure network, yet there appears to be little relief on the horizon.
“Conditions are getting worse at the worst bottlenecks,” Rebecca Brewster, president of the American Transportation Research Institute, said during a panel discussion at the annual meeting of American Trucking Associations.
Changing markets and customer demands have impacted what owners want from their equipment. Here’s how fleets and manufacturers are handling the freight end of trucks.
About every three days a fatal construction zone crash involving a large truck occurs in the U.S. That totals 133 truck-involved fatal work zone crashes each year, according to the Federal Highway Administration(FHWA).
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has exempted motor carriers and drivers involved in Hurricane Michael relief efforts in eight states from Hours of Service and other parts of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, or FMCSRs, in an extended regional emergency declaration.