Safety
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

DHS ’07 Security Grants Include More Port Security Funding

The Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday it will grant $445 million for fiscal year 2007 to protect critical infrastructure, including ports and transit systems.

Transport Topics
January 10, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Security & Safety Briefs — Jan. 4 - Jan. 10

Highway Watch Report Leads to Arrest • McMurray Named FMCSA’s Chief Safety Officer • Mass. Trucking Company Files Complaint Against FMCSA • Survey Cites Drivers’ HOS Compliance Concerns • And more...

January 10, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

FMCSA to Propose Electronic Onboard Recorder Rule Thursday

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said late Tuesday that it will announce a proposed rule regarding electronic on-board recorders for commercial trucks and buses on Thursday morning.

Transport Topics
January 10, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

ATRI Issues Final Request for HOS Sleeper-Berth Data

The American Transportation Research Institute issued a final call Tuesday for motor carrier safety data to measure the effects of the federal hours-of-service rule’s split sleeper-berth provisions.

Transport Topics
January 9, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Equipment

YRC Folding USF Bestway Unit Into USF Reddaway

Less-than-truckload carrier YRC Regional Transportation said late Monday that its USF Bestway and USF Reddaway units will consolidate into one organization under the USF Reddaway brand.

Transport Topics
January 9, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

CDL Fraud Probe Targets False Addresses

Several people who obtained commercial driver’s licenses from a southern Missouri trucking school gave false home addresses, and state officials acknowledge they currently have no way to stop the practice, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
January 9, 2007
Business, Safety

U.S. Freight Railroads Report Record-Breaking Year

U.S. freight railroads completed a record-breaking year in 2006, moving record numbers of carloads and intermodal containers, the Association of American Railroads said.

Transport Topics
January 8, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Carriers, Drivers Embrace Mobile Tracking Technology

When Foodliner Inc., a liquid and dry-bulk carrier based in Dubuque, Iowa, put in a mobile communications system to track the location of its trucks and monitor the performance of its drivers, corporate controller Tom Stueck said he expected some resistance.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
January 8, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Technology

Technology Briefs — Jan. 3 - Jan. 8

TransCore Inks Satellite Pact with Norwegian Firm • WTO Urged to Scrap Duties on ‘Green’ Technology • Iowa Judge to Rule on Speed Cameras

January 8, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Electronic Recorder Rule Near as White House Gives Approval

The White House late last month gave its approval for a proposal that could force truckers to use electronic recorders to monitor their hours of service, clearing the way for the rule to be published after more than two years of discussion.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
January 8, 2007

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