American Trucking Associations praised the U.S. Department of Transportation’s leadership for its rollout of “AV 3.0,” the Administration’s new policy guidance for the development of automated vehicles technology.
“This is a sound and substantive framework that rightly recognizes commercial vehicles are essential to any serious AV policy,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “In reaching out to a broad group of stakeholders, the Department should be commended for its thoughtful approach, which will enable an informed decision-making process around new and emerging technologies.
“Thanks to Secretary Chao’s leadership, this guidance ensures that technological progress will not outpace the formation of key safety policy – and will enable America to maintain our role as world leaders both in innovation and in developing this framework. We look forward to working with the Secretary and FMCSA Administrator Martinez as this initiative rolls forward, and to having trucking’s voice as a vital contributor throughout this process.”