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Transportation businesses face a host of dynamic risk issues that can significantly impact their financial and operational health. The news in this category focuses on the latest safety and security initiatives, resources and regulations and addresses topics that include fleet safety, claims administration, driver hiring and retention, risk management and compliance.

Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

BASF, Trimac Invest in New Bulk Freight-Matching Platform Bulky

Bulky Nathan Myer stands in front of a company banner. (Bulky)

The world’s largest chemical shipper and one of the largest bulk carriers in North America are investing $1 million in what they say is the first digital freight-matching network for shipping liquid bulk commodities by truck.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 24, 2019
Business, Safety

New Division, Same Aim for Defending Tennessee Champion Phil Shelton

Tennessee competitor Phil Shelton Phil Shelton is switching from competing in the Tank Truck division to the Flatbed division. His father drove a tank truck and that inspired Shelton to do the same in past competitions. (Tennessee Trucking Association)

The Tennessee Trucking Association is ready for the state’s Super Bowl of safety, and reigning Grand Champion Phil Shelton of Walmart Transportation is returning to defend his title.

Marissa Gamache | Online Reporter
April 24, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Ohio Safety Agency Petitions FMCSA for Veteran Driver Exemptions

National Guardsman driving truck U.S. Army National Guard

The Ohio Department of Public Safety has requested exemption from certain commercial driver license regulations to open up truck-driving opportunities for veterans.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 24, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

ATRI Calls for Operational Cost Data From Fleets

ATRI Getty Images

The American Transportation Research Institute is looking for for-hire motor carriers to participate in the annual update to its Operational Costs of Trucking report.

April 24, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

CEO Elon Musk Makes Self-Driving Technology Tesla’s Costly New Calling

Tesla A look at the technology outfitted in a Tesla vehicle. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc.’s calling used to be bringing affordable electric cars to the masses. Elon Musk is now ripping up the script, vowing to pair self-driving technology with a sharing service that will make it crazy for consumers to buy other cars.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
April 23, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

US House Hearing on Lawmakers’ Priorities Set for May 1

Lawmakers Priorities Adriano Espaillat speaks at a press conference in front of Capitol Hill in 2018. (Alex Brandon/Associated Press)

Concerns related to freight and commuter connectivity, pipelines and air travel will be among the themes the transportation panel of the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to address May 1.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 23, 2019
Business, Safety

FedEx Freight’s Scott Osborne Back to Defend Mississippi Title

Mississippi competitor Scott Osborne Scott Osborne competed in the Tank Truck division in 2018 but is signed up to compete in the Flatbed category this year. (Mississippi Trucking Association)

The Mississippi Trucking Association is gearing up to host its Truck Driving Championship on April 26-27 in Gulfport.

Marissa Gamache | Online Reporter
April 23, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

ASCE Pushes to Make Infrastructure Funding Congressional Priority

Infrastructure Funding Road construction to resurface parts of Interstate 65 in Shepherdsville, Ky. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

As Infrastructure Week inches nearer, the nation’s oldest engineering group is continuing its efforts to promote transportation funding legislation.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 23, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Federal BUILD Grants Application Opportunity Announced

BUILD Grants Elaine Chao speaks at an industry event. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Federal infrastructure grants designed to facilitate big-ticket projects nationwide are back in the spotlight.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 23, 2019
Business, Safety

2019 Arizona Truck Driving Championships

Photos from the Arizona Truck Driving Championships in Tempe, Ariz., April 13, 2019.

Transport Topics
April 22, 2019

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