With the annual International Roadcheck inspection event set to take place June 6-8, motorists in Georgia and other states across the country may want to know more about the focus of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's 2017 safety campaign. This year, CVSA enforcers will be emphasizing cargo securement in anticipation that additional attention on this area will highlight its importance.
Georgia motorists who share the roadways with trucks may be interested to learn that a company is working to provide remote control technology that would allow commercial vehicles to operate without a driver present. The company, called Starsky Robotics, has designed a system that allows a person to control a truck from the comfort of a remote office.
Most Georgia residents know that the road to good health is paved with regular exercise and sound nutrition, but following a healthy lifestyle can be difficult for commercial truck drivers who spend eight or more hours behind the wheel each day. Heart disease and diabetes are among the leading causes of death in the United States, and researchers from the University Of Utah School Of Medicine say that suffering from these and other conditions can make truck drivers far more likely to be involved in accidents.
Georgia residents may be interested to learn that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published a notice on Feb. 1 that delayed a rule regarding the establishment of truck driver training standards. The rule, which was supposed to take effect on Feb. 6, was delayed by a memorandum from the Trump administration that was issued on Jan. 20.