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Fraud Files: Cargo Theft

Let's take a look in this video at a three year investigation of a cargo theft ring that covered multiple states and try to be alert at all times !!

The Scariest Chart About Autonomous Driving

The Scariest Chart About Autonomous Driving

When Americans talk about “robots taking our jobs,” they’re usually referring to factory work.

That’s because we don’t have self-driving trucks yet.

Truck driving is one of the occupations most vulnerable to automation, and one of the most common. That combination, many believe, represents one of the largest eventual threats to the American economy.

There are 1.8 million truck drivers in the U.S., making it one of the largest occupations in the country. There are tens of thousands of truck drivers in most major metropolitan areas.

Some economies rely on truck driving more than others: In Omaha, 2.8% of people who have jobs are truckers. In Joplin, Mo., it’s 5.6%. The threat of losing those jobs over the next decade is real: Last fall a truck full of beer in Colorado made the first fully automated delivery.

Here, a list of the metros—small and large—where the largest percentage of workers are truckers according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data:

  1. Joplin, Mo.: 5.6% (4,300 truck drivers)
  2. Fayetville, N.C.: 4.2% (9,820 truck drivers)
  3. Midland, Texas: 4.2% (3,620 truck drivers)
  4. Fort Smith, Ark.: 3.9% (4,240 truck drivers)
  5. Greeley, Co.: 3.5% (3,410 truck drivers)

Honorable mention: Memphis: 2.3% (14,420 truck drivers)

CSA Tire Inspection

Michelin and the Tire Industry Association (TIA) have partnered on another free training video for the tire and transportation industries. This video covers the guidelines for inspecting truck tires under the new Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) Program administered by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

JULY 2023 • Heavy-Duty Inspection & Maintenance (HD I/M)

In December of 2021, the California Air Resources Board approved for adoption the HD I/M program in an ongoing effort to meet air quality standards by ensuring heavy-duty vehicle emissions control systems are properly operating throughout the life of the vehicle. The program sets regular testing requirements for all non-gasoline heavy-duty trucks operating in the…
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