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in The Open Road Aug 02, 2017

The toughest question facing self-driving vehicles

It may be the trickiest debate in the self-driving vehicle space. In a situation where an accident is unavoidable what should the vehicle do? Does it sacrifice the occupant to potentially save a school bus of children? Researchers at the Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabrück, Germany have been using virtual....More
in Hammer Lane Dec 22, 2014

It’s your skin in this game

Ever since the Watergate scandal inexplicably captivated my teenaged self, my favorite sport to follow— even to the point of dabbling in it— has been electoral politics. As with any rabid fan, I got pulled in more and more until I was persuaded a few years back to run for a seat on my town council. I was elected to serve a....More

Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones has an odd fascination with the supply chain. As editor of American Trucker, he focuses on the critical role owner-ops and small fleets play in the economy, locally and globally. And he likes big trucks.

in Running Lights Jun 09, 2017

Next FMCSA boss: The ‘short list’

In the first week of June 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Anne Ferro to lead the Motor Carrier Safety Administration. So where’s the Trump administration at this point? Who knows? Well, some people think they know, at least a little....More

Avery Vise

Avery Vise comments on how economic, regulatory, technological and supply chain developments affect the trucking industry.

in Down the Road Oct 03, 2014

Fifty shades of FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) draws criticism from someone for everything it does. That’s natural, and FMCSA is hardly the only federal agency to suffer this fate. FMCSA often deserves the complaints it gets, but what you might think of as FMCSA really isn’t a single agency but rather more of a....More
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