Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

Vehicles expected to gather and share more data

"Connected vehicle” technology means any vehicle picking up information and sharing it with vehicles around it.

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FMCSA study: Speed limiters improve safety

FOR THE RECORD -- New research by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration confirms the safety benefits of using technology to electronically govern and limit the top speed of commercial trucks.

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Logbook

Owner-operator pay to rise, researcher trashes hour studies, Shell selects SuperRigs trucks, groups push for safer trucks and many more industry news items are featured.

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For the Record

Most carriers are unranked under CSA, speeding tops safety violations, the Rush Tech Skills Rodeo and more industry news items are featured.

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LogBook

CSA rankings, a weight pilot program, use of heavier trucks and a new hours rule proposal are among the industry news items featured.

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FMCSA seeks handheld cell phone ban

Rule would prohibit interstate commercial trucker from reaching for, dialing or holding handheld cell phone while operating a commercial motor vehicle.

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