When the 2017 International Roadcheck inspection event begins on June 6, safety inspectors in Kentucky and around the country will be placing special emphasis on cargo securement. Although all violation categories are checked for compliance during each annual inspection blitz, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance chooses a different area of focus every year as a reminder to those who are involved in the industry of that category's importance in commercial trucking safety.
Kentucky truckers may be interested in learning about a new technology company that is pioneering revolutionary changes in the industry. By placing remote controls in trucks, the firm hopes to make a semi-autonomous fleet that drivers can control remotely from offices.
According to the recently released estimates from the National Safety Council, automobile deaths in Kentucky and the rest of the nation totaled 40,200 in 2016. That high figure, which was a 6 percent increase from the previous year, can be partially attributed to an increase in driving spurred by a thriving economy and inexpensive gas.