Trump Selects Elaine Chao to Lead DOT
Otto Makes Another Autonomous Truck Run
A semi-autonomous truck operated by Otto made another run, traveling 35 miles in daytime traffic on U.S. Route 33 in Ohio. The state announced a $15 million investment in a Smart Mobility Corridor, which will test autonomous and connected vehicle technologies. Read more from Transport Topics and The Trucker.
Proposal Would Let Veteran Truckers Use V.A. Doctors for Medical Exams
The FMCSA proposed a rule that would make it easier for Department of Veterans Affairs doctors to provide DOT physicals for military veterans. Read more from Heavy Duty Trucking, and American Trucker.
Comment Period for Speed Limiter Proposal Ends Next Week
Trucker Involved in Tracy Morgan Crash Accepts Plea to Avoid Jail
Kevin Roper, the truck driver involved in the crash that killed James McNair and severely injured Tracy Morgan, accepted a plea deal which could help him avoid prison if he successfully completes a three-year intervention program. Read more from Land Line Magazine and The Trucker.
Capitol Christmas Tree Delivered to D.C.
Walmart Ordered to Pay California Truck Drivers in Wage Lawsuit
Walmart Transportation was ordered to pay $54 million to a group of California truck drivers who filed a driver wage lawsuit alleging that the company was not paying them for all required time and work. Read more from Overdrive Magazine, and Heavy Duty Trucking.