Driver-Assist Technologies Touted at FMCSA Truck Safety Summit

The importance of hiring skilled drivers, the prospects for success with hair-based drug tests, the critical need for infrastructure funding and the promise of technology — especially as it relates to onboard vehicle systems — were among subjects discussed at an all-day Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Aug. 5 truck safety summit.

By far the hottest topic was the advancement and growing adoption of driver-assist technologies that experts at the event credit with helping reduce and mitigate truck-involved crashes.