The Alliance for Driver Safety and Security (Trucking Alliance) today released a statement supporting the development of “driver assisted” technologies which don’t dispense with the truck driver altogether but which “achieve safety performance levels that rival commercial airlines.”
The Trucking Alliance Board of Directors “unanimously” voted in favor of supporting such technology including:
Further, an Alliance statement said, “Trucking Alliance companies support regulatory and legislative proposals that, if adopted, could reduce large truck accidents, injuries and fatalities that occur each year on the nation’s highways.”
Created in 2011, the alliance comprises the member companies Cargo Transporters of North Carolina; Dupré Logistics of Louisiana, JB Hunt Transport Services of Arkansas, KLLM Transport Services of Mississippi, Knight Transportation of Arizona, Maverick USA of Arkansas and US Xpress of Tennessee. Affiliation is by invitation.
Member companies operate more than 38,000 trucks 110,000 trailers and containers and employ 46,475 professionals.