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GO BY TRUCK: New Group Forms With Goal of Advancing Modern Transport

GO BY TRUCK: New Group Forms With Goal of Advancing Modern Transport

A diverse group of American shippers, deliverers, and retailers have formed the Americans for Modern Transportation coalition. The goal of the group is to actively work to improve transportation infrastructure and policy to reflect, and meet, the growing needs of modern businesses and consumers.

FLEET OWNER: Buying Into Safety

FLEET OWNER: Buying Into Safety

Cari Baylor, president of Baylor Trucking, is a big believer in the benefits of high-end safety technologies, despite the often high-end price tag that comes with them.

TRANSPORT TOPICS: Safety Is The Greatest Benefit of Autonomous Tech

TRANSPORT TOPICS: Safety Is The Greatest Benefit of Autonomous Tech

Rather than supplanting drivers, most see these sophisticated systems as additional tools to assist truck drivers in more safely navigating our highways by allowing them to make better decisions based on enhanced information, respond more quickly to emergency situations and make critical adjustments in the case of difficult and/or changing conditions.

TRUCKING NEWS: Peloton Lauds Michigan Bill Backing Truck Platooning

TRUCKING NEWS: Peloton Lauds Michigan Bill Backing Truck Platooning

Peloton Technology, a connected and automated vehicle technology company, has applauded Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s signing of S.B. 995 into law. The legislation authorizes electronically coordinated truck platooning on Michigan roads by creating an exception to the state’s required minimum following distance for commercial vehicles of 500 feet.