Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Security Experts Warn Truckers About Loadboard Scams, ‘Inspired’ Terrorist Attacks

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Technology and smart, hard-working criminals have combined to keep loadboard fraud rampant, according to a senior investigator with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 15, 2017
Government, Business

Senate Panel to Consider Transportation Security Cards Legislation

A bill designed to facilitate the background check process through transportation security cards will be taken up by the Senate Commerce Committee on April 5.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 31, 2017
Government, Business

Senate Confirms Johnson to Lead Homeland Security Department

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The Senate on Dec. 16 confirmed Jeh Johnson to lead the Department of Homeland Security, clearing the way for him to become the fourth homeland security secretary.

Transport Topics
December 17, 2013
Government, Business

DOD Top Lawyer Tapped to Head DHS

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Former Pentagon lawyer Jeh Johnson has been tapped by President Obama to lead the Department of Homeland Security, the Associated Press reported.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
October 22, 2013
Government, Business

Napolitano Stepping Down as DHS Chief

Janet Napolitano is resigning from her position leading the Department of Homeland Security, the Associated Press reported Friday.

Transport Topics
July 12, 2013

ATA Tells Congress Security Efforts Must Be Risk-Based

Efforts to protect the nation’s transportation system from terrorist attack should promote information sharing between the public and private sectors and focus on areas most at risk, a trucking executive told a Congressional panel.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
June 1, 2012
Opinion, Business

Opinion: Managing Cargo Security

Cargo theft is on the rise, and, thanks to various reporting groups, we carriers, shippers and consignees are now able to track theft patterns and take steps to reduce our chances of being involved in such incidents.

November 21, 2011

Protecting Shipments From Harm Still Top Goal As Fleets Seek Ways to Minimize Breakage

While change, churn and modernization may have become the mantra for much of the freight transportation industry, for managers working in damage prevention and claims, the most basic truth endures: Don’t ruin your shippers’ freight.

September 12, 2011

9/11 Leaves a Legacy of Regulation, Tight Security for Freight Transport

In the 10 years since terrorists crashed airliners into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the nation has rebuilt and moved on, but with a greater emphasis on security of all kinds, including for ground-based freight transportation.

September 5, 2011
Business, Government

House Committee Upset With TWIC Delays

Already several years behind deploying biometric card readers to identify transportation industry workers at the nation’s ports, the Transportation Security Administration is not expected to issue a proposal for regulating the devices until late 2012.

May 2, 2011