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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, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Los Angeles Port Head Says Chinese Cranes Pose Security Risk

The head of the port of Los Angeles said Chinese-made cranes pose a potential risk to national security, but a shortage of alternatives makes it challenging to address the vulnerability.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
February 23, 2024

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Business, Safety

Update: FMCSA Planning New Detention Time Study

Approximately 80 carriers and 2,500 drivers chosen for the #FMCSA study will collect and provide 12 months of data to help determine the frequency and severity of detention time drivers face when making deliveries. 

February 22, 2024
Government, Safety, Logistics, TCA

NTSB: Negligence Led to 2022 Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse

Pittsburgh's Fern Hollow Bridge should have been shut down years before its 2022 collapse that injured several commuters, National Transportation Safety Board investigators said Feb. 21.

Neena Hagen | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 22, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA

California Planning $7 Million Landslide Wall at San Clemente

A $7.2 million “catchment wall” will be built at a landslide area in San Clemente, Calif., to hold back the slipping hillside and get passenger train service running to San Diego again.

Laylan Connelly | The Orange County Register
February 21, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Biden Plans to Boost Port Cybersecurity

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Feb. 21 signed an executive order and created a federal rule aimed at better securing the nation’s ports from potential cyberattacks.

Colleen Long | Associated Press
February 21, 2024
Business, Safety

60 Seconds: Driver Training Programs Focus on the Right Fit

“Part of the issue our industry is facing is that too many people decided to pursue trucking strictly for the money, and that lack of passion is having a negative effect on our image and reputation," says Dave Dein, CDL coordinator at Patterson High School in California.

February 21, 2024
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Planning New Study on Sexual Assault and Harassment

With an eye on future policy, federal trucking regulators are planning a new study to dig deeper into the prevalence and severity of sexual assault and sexual harassment across the commercial motor vehicle industry, particularly among drivers.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 20, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

REPLAY: Driving Innovation: A Preview of the 2024 TMC Annual Meeting With Robert Braswell

What new standards are expected to come out of the upcoming meeting and how will they help your company better transition to tomorrow? Robert Braswell joins Dan Ronan to preview the 2024 TMC Annual Meeting and why industry leaders can't afford to miss it.

February 20, 2024
Business, Safety, Logistics

Analysts: US Transport Better Prepared for Red Sea Disruptions

The U.S. transportation sector is in a better position to handle disruptions from the Red Sea with efforts to improve capacity amid a slowdown in freight, according to experts.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 20, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

TMC Has Full Agenda Planned for Annual Meeting

TMC Executive Director Robert Braswell said challenging technical issues and industry innovation will be in the spotlight March 4-7 in New Orleans.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
February 16, 2024