MAASTO States work to provide safe and sufficient truck parking.

MAFC has completed a Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO) Regional Truck Parking Inventory project for the MAASTO Motor Carriers Committee and the Standing Committee on Highway Transport examining and mapping truck parking availability, parking amenities, and lot information. The report summarizes public parking for over size over weight (OSOW) and standard trucks […]

California Authorizes Light-Duty Autonomous Delivery Vehicles

California will allow the testing and commercial use of light-duty autonomous delivery vehicles on the state’s public roads, and residents could soon receive deliveries from an autonomous vehicle. In developing and adopting this rule-making, the DMV followed the same approach used for past AV regulations packages, including a public workshop and hearing. DMV Director Steve […]

MAASTO partners with Wisconsin DOT to host CAV Summit

Collaboration in development of freight operations, policy, and infrastructure across the MAASTO states has proven beneficial for agencies and freight stakeholders. High levels of the multi-state collaboration exhibited by the MAASTO states is also imperative to support successful adoption of CAV across the region. The executive summary of the October CAV summit, held in Madison, WI […]

Innovative Delivery: How far can we go with autonomous goods delivery?

Two recent articles demonstrate how autonomous vehicle technologies are beginning to penetrate goods delivery. Developments in the technologies and the potential for autonomous freight movement, introduce a host of possibilities and questions – What does adoption of new technologies mean to safety, jobs, customer satisfaction, equity and access, reliability of technologies, and environmental benefits? Links […]

Materials from 2019 Annual Meeting Available

MAFC technical representatives from 10 member states met in Indianapolis, Indiana for the MAFC 2019 Annual Meeting. The meeting was held August 12-14 in conjunction with the MAASTO 2019 conference. Freight topics included vehicle platooning, truck parking and TPIMS, marine freight planning and impacts, blockchain and new technology for freight payments, and connected and automated vehicles. […]

Research shows negative attitudes toward automated vehicles based in misconceptions

A Mountain-Plains Consortium (MPC) publication reported on a study titled Cognitive Underpinnings of Beliefs and Confidence in Beliefs about Fully Automated Vehicles which investigated the cognitive underpinnings of consumers’ beliefs and confidence in their beliefs about fully automated vehicles. Following previous research, opinions about self-driving cars tended to be mixed. The most negative views were held […]