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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, Safety

FMCSA Warning: Drivers Who Drug-Test Positive Will Lose CDLs

“By November 18, 2024, as part of new federal regulations, drivers with a ‘prohibited’ status in the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse will lose or be denied their state-issued commercial driving privileges.” FMCSA warns truck drivers who drug-test positive will lose their CDLs starting late next year.

November 30, 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

SECURE - Learning Sessions for Technology and Operations Executives

Is your fleet up-to-date on cybersecurity best practices for employees? What tools might offer your company more protection from cyberattacks? And, how can you best safeguard your company, your employees, and yourself?

December 12, 2023
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

NYC Congestion Plan Would Charge Business District Drivers

Most drivers would pay $15 to enter Manhattan’s business district under a plan released by New York officials Nov. 30, the first such program in the U.S. if approved by officials next year.

Karen Matthews | Associated Press
December 1, 2023
Government, Business, Safety, TCA

Grants Expand Eastern Iowa Colleges’ Truck Driving Program

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges has received more than $875,000 in grants to expand its truck driving/commercial truck driving program.

Olivia Allen | Moline Dispatch and Rock Island Argus, Ill.
November 30, 2023
Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Navistar Sustainability Push Gathers Steam

Navistar’s sustainability commitments go back more than 20 years, but in 2023, it has sharpened its focus.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
November 30, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Survey Finds EVs Less Reliable, on Average, Than Gas-Powered

Electric vehicles have proved far less reliable, on average, than gasoline-powered cars, trucks and SUVs, according to the latest survey by Consumer Reports.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
November 30, 2023
Government, Business, Safety

Transportation Leaders Urge Passage of Freight Rail Bill

Policymakers are calling on congressional leaders to consider freight safety legislation as the Biden administration enhanced its commitment to supply chain connectivity.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 29, 2023
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Warning: Drivers Who Drug-Test Positive Will Lose CDLs

FMCSA has issued a warning that late next year truck drivers who test positive for drug use will not only be placed on prohibited status, but will lose their commercial driver licenses.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 28, 2023
Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Winterization Process Requires Preparation, Training

From treacherous road conditions to freezing temperatures, even the most conscientious drivers need to exert caution on the roads during the winter.

Hilary Daninhirsch | Special to Transport Topics
November 28, 2023
Technology, Safety, Global Freight

DP World Says Some Personal Employee Data Stolen in Hack

DP World Plc said workers’ personal information was stolen in the November cyberattack on the port operator’s Australian business.

Angus Whitley | Bloomberg News
November 28, 2023