Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo earlier this week suggested a plan to fix her state’s highway system by charging tolls only on trucks.
Yesterday (May 28) the American Trucking Associations (ATA) urged rejection of a truck-only toll scheme proposed by “ATA is very disappointed with Governor Raimondo’s proposal to address Rhode Island's infrastructure investment deficit....
Actor Tracy Morgan and retail giant Walmart have settled the civil suit brought by Morgan last year that blamed the private carrier’s lack of compliance with federal trucking regulations as the cause in the June 2014 New Jersey Turnpike crash that left one dead and several others, including Morgan, severely injured.
The terms of the settlement were not disclosed, and court documents show both parties agreed to seal the case files this week.
A federal rule to require all new trucks to be equipped with electronic stability control systems (ESC) has been cleared by the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, meaning the rule likely will be published in the coming weeks.
Truck fleets are increasingly deploying in-cab video systems as part of their technological arsenal to increase safety and security. While these systems do generate some privacy concerns, the bottom line is that fleets are seeing improvements in safety, driver training and other areas.