Webinar to update progress of Integrated Truck Program

A free webinar will be held on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. EDT to update the progress of the Integrated Truck Program.

A free webinar will be held on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. EDT to update the progress of the Integrated Truck Program.

The program is an effort between the U.S. Dept. of Transportation and industry to wirelessly connect trucks to other vehicles and roadside systems to enhance mobility and safety for all roadway users. The premise of the program is to determine if thousands of crashes each year could be prevented by enabling vehicles to “talk” to each other and alert drivers of dangers ahead.

Additionally, these programs could significantly improve freight mobility and productivity by introducing innovative methods for operating existing transportation systems more efficiently based on new real-time data sources.

Tom Kearney, freight operations program, Federal Highway Administration; Lance Hagler, director of safety, Con-way Freight; and Susan Alt, vice president of customer and industry relations, Mack and Volvo Trucks North America, will speak during the webinar.

The webinar will include presentations on the U.S. DOT Smart Roadside Initiative; a fleet perspective of the benefits and difficulties of monitoring trucks and drivers in real-time; and an overview of several ongoing projects that promote truck connectivity through onboard technologies.

The webinar is sponsored by the DOT and the Trucking Industry Mobility & Technology Coalition (TIMTC). To sign up for the webinar, visit the TIMTC website at www.freightmobility.com to register or click here.

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