Driver Shortage Could Worsen in Next Decade
The American Trucking Association recently announced the conclusion of its study on the shortage of truck drivers. The study showed the current shortage is brief and limited primarily to truckload but trends indicate the shortage could greatly worsen in the next decade.
The NTSB 2013 Top 10 Safety List
The National Safe Transportation Safety Board recently released its “Top 10” Safety Transportation priorities for 2013. This “Top 10” List represents the NTSB’s advocacy priorities. It is designed to increase awareness of, and support for, the most critical changes needed to reduce transportation accidents and save lives. The list of priorities includes airport surface operation, bus safety, fire safety, general aviation safety, pipeline safety, and positive train control. Those priorities directed towards trucking include the elimination of driving distractions, infrastructure, substance-impaired driving, and collision avoidance.