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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.

Government, Business, Safety, TCA

Trucking Companies Question Pennsylvania Travel Ban Citations

Truck Elaine Thompson/Associated Press

DUNMORE, Pa. — State police issued more than 800 citations statewide to drivers violating the commercial vehicle ban during the Feb. 12 winter storm. Troopers say they were strongly enforcing the ban as a way to prevent crashes and keep highways clear.

WNEPTV | WilkesBarre Pa
February 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Wabco Reports Record Annual Revenue

Wabco booth at MC&E Wabco's booth at a recent industry trade show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Commercial vehicle supplier Wabco Holdings Inc. reported lower net income and revenue for the fourth quarter, while full-year revenue set a record despite a slowdown in certain key markets.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 15, 2019
Government, Safety, Editorial

Editorial: Good Places to Start

In the nine years that the American Transportation Research Institute has been producing a list of the worst bottlenecks in the United States, three spots have had the inauspicious honor of landing at the top of the list. These same three are consistently awful, even if from year to year one is worse than the others.

Transport Topics
February 14, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Truck Parking Shortage Costs Drivers $4,600 a Year, Expert Says

Truck Parking Shortage Mullings (left), Dan Ronan, Manning and Murray. (Natso)

ORLANDO, Fla. — The difficulty of finding truck parking is pushing drivers out of the business and contributing to the industry’s persistent driver shortage, according to experts who spoke at the Natso annual convention, held here Feb. 10-13.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 14, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety

Tech Company Worklete Uses Software to Build Good Trucker Habits


A San Francisco technology company is using software that offers a service to prevent trucking-related workplace injuries, by building habits for truckers and others in the freight industry.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
February 14, 2019
Government, Safety, TCA

Ohio DOT Chief Paints Dire Picture of State’s Infrastructure Funding

Ohio Construction taking place along Interstate 270 in Ohio. (Ohio DOT)

The state transportation director gave Ohio lawmakers a blunt assessment of Ohio’s road construction money situation Feb. 13, and it wasn’t pretty.

Jim Siegel | The Dispatch (Columbus, Ohio)
February 13, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

AAR Supports Gas Tax, Vehicle-Miles-Traveled Measure to Fund Infrastructure

Vehicle-Miles-Traveled Association of American Railroads/Twitter

WASHINGTON — A vehicle-miles-traveled tax would present a good long-term solution for funding the nation’s infrastructure, while higher fuel taxes could address more near-term needs, representatives from the Association of American Railroads said.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
February 13, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

PennDOT Officials Assess 19 Responses on Truck Parking Solutions

Truck Parking Solutions Aerial photo of a rural interstate truck stop in Brookville, Pa. (Getty Images)

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is reviewing industry responses to its request for input on the prospect of initiating a public-private partnership to help the state address its shortage of truck parking.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

J.J. Keller to Offer Dash-Mounted Camera

J.J. Keller will add video event hardware and management tools to its line of safety and compliance solutions beginning in April.

February 12, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Top 100 Truck Bottlenecks: Texas Tops 2019 ATRI List With 13

Bottlenecks Traffic travels toward the George Washington Bridge. ATRI ranks this area as having the nation’s worst bottleneck. (George McNish/North Jersey Media Group)

The passage to the George Washington Bridge on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River has once again been named the country’s worst bottleneck for trucks. See a map of the 2019 Top 10 and the list of the Top 100.

Eugene Mulero and Melissa Gamache | Staff Reporters
February 12, 2019