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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, Safety

Maximizing Compliance: A Guide for Fleet Safety & Success

Program Airs: June 8, 2023 2 p.m. ET There is no shortage of compliance measures required of today's fleets – from Driver Fitness and ELD’s to Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use and Testing – these measures are designed to keep our roadways safe. Minimum compliance is a requirement to remain in good standing, and the inability to meet standards can result in poor roadside safety performance, hefty civil penalties, and increased risk for civil litigation, to name a few.

June 8, 2023

Daily Briefings from Transport Topics

Transport Topics has partnered with Spoken Layer to make one-minute daily briefings available on all your smart devices. Simply say “Alexa, play Transport Topics” or “Okay Google, talk to Transport Topics” to get the day’s biggest trucking headlines.

Business, Technology, Safety

Georgia, Wyoming Schools to Train More Truck Drivers

Seeking to get more truck drivers on the road, colleges in Georgia and Wyoming are expanding their commercial driver license programs.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
May 31, 2023
Government, Business, Safety

Truck Driver Positive Tests for Marijuana Up 9.2% in Q1

The number of truck drivers testing positive for marijuana use increased 9.2% the first three months of 2023, according to federal Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse data.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 31, 2023
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

NHTSA to Require Automatic Emergency Braking on New Vehicles

The U.S. government’s auto safety agency plans to require that all new passenger cars and light trucks include potentially life-saving automatic emergency braking within three years.

Tom Krisher and Ashraf Khalil | Associated Press
May 31, 2023
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Self-Driving Trucks Becoming Common on North Texas Roads

The North Texas area has become the new frontier for the development of self-driving trucks, with several companies setting up shop — and using local  highways for real-world testing.

Jenny Rudolph | Fort Worth Star-Telegram
May 30, 2023
Business, Equipment, Safety

Progressive Introduces Truck Roadside Assistance Coverage

Progressive Insurance launched a new roadside assistance coverage option for commercial heavy-duty trucks, the auto insurance company announced May 22.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
May 30, 2023
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Lack of Truck Parking Alarms Pennsylvania Drivers

WASHINGTON, Pa. — Truckers nearing the end of their workday often seek out the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s New Stanton service plaza to park their rigs for the night. And find no spaces.

Jonathan D. Salant | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 30, 2023
Equipment, Safety

Road to NTDC Spotlight: Roland Bolduc, Part 2

In March and April, FedEx Express driver Roland Bolduc began gearing up for more state and National Truck Driving championships crowns. Here's the second in a series.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 26, 2023
Equipment, Safety

CVSA Inspectors Sideline 773 Vehicles

More than one of every 10 commercial vehicles inspected April 19 during a special one-day brake enforcement effort event were sidelined with bad brakes.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 26, 2023
Business, Safety, For-Hire

Werner Appeal of $89.7 Million Verdict Denied

A Texas state court has denied an appeal by Werner Enterprises Inc. of an $89.7 million jury verdict in a case involving a 2014 fatal crash.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 25, 2023