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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.

Technology, Equipment, Safety

The Art of Compliance: Utilizing Your Data Properly

In the realm of compliance, many carriers focus on the drivers without considering the vehicle compliance needs.  When your classification of vehicle moves into a commercial asset, how are you considering the applicable regulations? 

December 8, 2022

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.

Government, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

ATA President Chris Spear Presses House Panel on IIJA Oversight, Freight Workforce

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 1, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Daimler Automation Head Says Collaboration Key to Tech’s Success

LAS VEGAS — The leader of Daimler Truck North America’s autonomous technology division said the path to self-driving trucking will advance through partnerships like those her company has forged, and believes the outcome of such collaborations will ultimately benefit motor carriers.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
February 1, 2023
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Colorado Renews Emergency Order for Fuel Transport

An ongoing refinery shutdown has prompted Colorado’s governor to extend a fuel supply chain emergency order enabling commercial vehicles to carry heavier fuel loads on state highways for another month

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
February 1, 2023
Government, Business, Safety

ATA Announces 2023 Law Enforcement Advisory Board Members

American Trucking Associations has unveiled its 2023 Law Enforcement Advisory Board, a panel first formed in 2021 to tackle a variety of mutual issues and strengthen relationships between trucking and law enforcement organizations nationwide.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 1, 2023
Government, Business, Safety

Three Louisiana Women Sentenced in Staged Accident in New Orleans

Three southeastern Louisiana residents have been sentenced for their role in a 2017 staged accident in New Orleans with a tractor-trailer.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 1, 2023
Safety

2023 State Truck Driving Championships Schedule

State competitions that determine who advances to the National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships will kick off the first weekend in March. See the 2023 state-by-state schedule. 

January 31, 2023
Government, Equipment, Safety

NHTSA Denies Petition to Remove Underride Guard Labeling Requirement

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has denied a petition filed by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance asking regulators to drop a requirement for trucks and trailers to display a legible certification label on their rear impact guards.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 31, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla Gets Justice Department Subpoena for Self-Driving Features

The U.S. Justice Department has requested documents from Tesla Inc. related to its Autopilot and “Full Self-Driving” features, according to a regulatory filing.

January 31, 2023
Government, Business, Safety

House Lawmakers Introduce Truck Parking Bill

Legislation that would dedicate funds to expand truckers’ access to parking nationwide was recently introduced in the House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 30, 2023