safety

Voices on NYT’s ‘Trucks are killing us’ column: Readers respond, ATA says column riddled with ‘falsehoods’

"Why waste print to tell so many lies, when you can actually help the issues that truly affect the entire line of all phases of transportation?" --Matt Whitelaw on the "Trucks Are Killing Us" op-ed

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Get it right, Howard

Wendy on former Transport Topics editor Howard Abramson's recent "Trucks are killing us" editorial: "Highway safety can't be delegated to one group only, and lack of it can't be faulted to just one."

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National Coalition on Truck Parking formed, results of Jason’s Law parking study released

DOT reps and stakeholder groups have signed a pledge of commitment to a newly created National Coalition on Truck Parking.

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Early adopters: Getting ahead of the ELD mandate

Most owner-operators still oppose an ELD mandate as the final rule gets closer. Yet some independents see benefits in trying out new technology to adjust to what they believe to be an eventual reality.

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Michael Kimball presents ‘Lanes blocked? Use the shoulder.’

File under "four-wheeler impatience." Says operator Michael Kimball: "I had a bull hauler passing me in the left lane. I guess the four-wheeler couldn't wait."

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Bad ideas and agendas

“We're from the gubmint, and we're here to help.” --FMCSA (apocryphal) ... Wendy: "No thanks. Your kind of 'help' is what will destroy us all."

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Are driving skills about to be devalued?

Our industry has spent years on the hard sell that safe driving is truly a skilled profession. It’s sad to imagine the long-haul more akin to Homer Simpson, watching gauges at the power plant.

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Roadcheck road reports heading into final day

UPDATED: Reader reports from locales around the nation throughout the second day and final morning of the Roadcheck inspection blitz. What are you seeing? Weigh in here.

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‘Don’t run into stuff': FMCSA chief’s should-be No. 1 message

Who's leading the dance between the driver and technology in advocates' safety focus in today's world? One owner-operator emphasizes a simple safety message for the next administrator.

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Thursday ‘share the road’ trio

Local Tennessee paper instructs motorists on safety around big trucks, large Georgia newspaper likens crash victims to casualties of war, and a little good news on Virginia port investment to combat congestion.

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