safety

Limiting the possibilities of life in general

“The speed limiters are coming! The speed limiters are coming!” Wendy's reasons why this is a bad idea.

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Truckers: No to ‘beta’ testing when lives at stake

Truckers polled this month agreed by and large with much of Consumer Reports’ "Too much autonomy too soon" verdict about the 'Autopilot' technology deployed in the Tesla Model S in 'beta' form, recently in use during a fatal crash in Florida.

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FMCSA launches campaign to alert public on driving safely around trucks

Through the new campaign, dubbed “Our Roads, Our Responsibility,” FMCSA suggests several tips to drivers sharing the road with commercial vehicles. It also offers trucking industry stakeholders graphics to use to help spread the word.

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Wayne Smith presents ‘New lows for sharing the road’

Smith was hauling out of Allentown on I-78 "when a couple bikes were too impatient" -- and a little reckless, well evident in the video when, "at one point, the second bike pulls into the lane already occupied by a semi and then touches the semi with his hand."

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Don’t call me Shirley, Otto

Self-driving trucks? "My personal feeling is you 'Otto' run far and fast if you ever see one of these trucks on the road."

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Stoking the log fires, redux: Crash incidence, hours violations and fleet size

Is the owner-operator/small fleet being "nitpicked" or "nickel-and-dimed" into oblivion? Crash data and inspection and hours violation rates, analyzed by fleet size, fuel further discussion following this month's "Stoking the log fires" feature.

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Voices on the issues in post-crash litigation following June cover story

Readers respond to the issues around post-crash litigation, including strategies for prevention in the event that the worst happens.

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Owner-operators, industry groups weigh in on proposed Safety Fitness Determination rule

The resounding sentiment from most that submitted comments on the rule was that the FMCSA is getting ahead of itself by issuing the rulemaking before the Compliance, Safety, Accountability Safety Measurement System has been reviewed and its problems worked out.

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‘I’ve been waiting nine seconds, and that’s unacceptable’

"There's a whole bunch of folks traveling out there who better either find Jesus or a happy place to go when they hit a highway full of governed trucks – almost 6 million of them, all going the exact same speed. Good luck, y'all."

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Audio mailbag: Mandating speed limiters is ‘unsafe, period’, readers say

Requiring speed limiters for nearly all on-highway trucks would be a detriment to highway safety, readers say in this mailbag podcast near universally. And, as one reader noted, regulators "will never find out" unless "they get out on the road with us" to see for themselves.

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