Statement on Automated Vehicle Technologies

  Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Maverick Transportation in conjunction with The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, also known as the Trucking Alliance, supports the development of advanced vehicle technologies that enable commercial drivers to utilize highly automated driving systems, enhancing their safety and security. The Trucking Alliance also supports the use of these technologies to achieve safety performance levels that rival commercial airlines and support other initiatives that focus on drivers and their safety, such as the following:

  • supports advanced driver assisted technologies in commercial vehicles rather than commercial vehicles that rely solely on full automation
  • believes that commercial drivers are an indispensable asset to the safe operation of commercial vehicles
  • maintains the principle that commercial drivers are necessary to improve the safety and security of the general public
  • believes that commercial drivers are integral to supply chain accountability, as well as managing unforeseen weather events, emergencies, detours, vehicle conditions, computer software programs, cybersecurity disruptions, cargo security, and in providing efficient customer services