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Feds: Shift to automation inevitable

March 11, 2021

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Land Line Now, March 11, 2021.

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At a recent forum, vehicle automation received a lot of play among federal officials, who see a shift in that direction as inevitable.

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I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

The Department of Labor wants to withdraw its worker classification rule. A major storm is headed for the Rocky Mountains. And a different kind of driver’s seat.


II. Feds on automation: Not ‘if,’ just ‘when’ and ‘how’

Vehicle automation received a lot of play among federal officials, who see a shift in that direction as inevitable. We’ll have that, along with several other regulatory updates.


III. States eye changes in left lane use

Who can use the left lane, and under what circumstances? It may seem obvious, but lawmakers in nine states may change those rules – and most are focused on moving slower traffic more forcefully to the right.


IV. The real cause of wrecks involving trucks

Earlier this week at a research forum, FMCSA offered up statistics on the causes of fatal wrecks involving trucks. However, what they presented may not be completely accurate to the true causes of those wrecks.


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