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Truck Groups to Facilititate IntelliDrive Workshop

August 25, 2010

ARLINGTON, VA - The Trucking Industry Mobility and Technology Coalition (TIMTC) will facilitate a Truck IntelliDrive and Smart Roadside session at the Technology and Maintenance Council's (TMC) 2010 Fall Meeting in Raleigh, N.C., Sept. 22. Through this session, motor carriers can provide the U.S. DOT with direct feedback on onboard technology issues. Also included in this session will be a discussion of the National Academy of Sciences' (NAS) large truck fuel efficiency study as well as an update on the joint EPA/NHTSA rulemaking efforts.

The IntelliDrive Program is a major initiative of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration's (RITA) Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program, in collaboration with NHTSA, FMCSA, and FHWA. The large truck component of this program focuses on advancing connectivity among commercial vehicles and roadway infrastructure to improve transportation safety and mobility.

For a copy of the NAS report "Technologies and Approaches to Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles" please visit http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12845.

The TIMTC session, scheduled for September 22, has been structured to be an interactive dialogue between government and industry. For more information on IntelliDrive, go to www.intellidriveusa.org and for information on TIMTC visit www.freightmobility.com.

TIMTC membership is free to public and private sector trucking industry stakeholders as a mechanism for collaborating on critical industry issues and programs and the technology solutions for addressing industry challenges. To join, send your contact information to [email protected] to get involved!

The Trucking Industry Mobility & Technology Coalition is jointly managed by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) and the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The TIMTC is sponsored by the U.S. DOT. Members include motor carriers, commercial drivers, law enforcement, technology providers, equipment manufacturers, transportation planners and policy makers at the local, state and federal levels.

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