2018 MATS

Complete coverage of the 2018 Mid-America Trucking Show from the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., March 21-24.

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The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has requested information on the use of automated technologies in the transportation of hazardous materials, according to a document published in the Federal Register March 22.

Motor carriers that haul livestock will be exempted from the federal electronic logging device mandate until Sept. 30 under language included in a $1.3 trillion omnibus funding measure the U.S. House of Representatives advanced March 22.

A new bill that would open interstate trucking opportunities to people between the ages of 18 and 21 was introduced in the House of Representatives March 21.

Three months ago, General Mills executives believed the company was on the verge of simultaneous sales and profit growth for the first time in years. Instead, higher trucking and other costs suddenly ate into profit.

Police in Tempe, Ariz., on March 21 released dashcam videos of the fatal accident March 18 in which an Uber car operating in autonomous mode struck and killed a pedestrian, showing the car did not slow down or alter its course to avoid her.

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Photos from the 2018 Mid-America Trucking Show at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., March 21-24, 2018.

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How will technology and innovation change the business of transportation and logistics? That’s a question we are exploring as part of a series of articles on the theme, “Navigating the Future,” in Transport Topics this year.

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PeopleNet device

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued revised guidance permitting motor carriers that were using automatic onboard recording device software prior to the effective date of the electronic logging device mandate to add trucks to their fleet without having to update those new trucks to electronic logging device software until mid-December 2019.

Interim Austin Police Chief Brian Manley
Texas Bombing Suspect Is Dead

ROUND ROCK, Texas — The suspect in the recent deadly bombings in Austin and at a FedEx distribution center near San Antonio blew himself up March 21 as authorities closed in on him, bringing a grisly end to a three-week manhunt. But police warned that more bombs could be out there.

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