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Trucking maps out regulatory challenges

To the eye of Chris Spear, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) trade group, there are a lot of regulatory battles ahead for the industry over the next several years, encompassing everything from developing the protocols governing autonomous vehicle operation to fighting against a mandate for speed limiters, and making  changes to Phase 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) rules, such as removing the trailer mandate.

Yet all of those “big issues” also coincide with a number of “small topics” as well trucking needs to be involved with as well, Spear explained to Fleet Owner in an interview last week at the 2017 Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) annual meeting – topics that could generate larger long-term impacts upon the industry if not addressed.

For example, Spear pointed to the ongoing debate regarding the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) assigning seven channels within the 5.9GHz radio band for “truck communication” protocols.

via fleetowner.com


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