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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, Equipment, Safety

Memphis Airport’s New De-icing Pads Boost Cargo Transport

Federal officials unveiled a 3.3 million-square-foot aircraft de-icing pad at Memphis International Airport, where FedEx Corp. has its largest sorting facility.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
December 1, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Railroads Wind Down Hazardous Shipments Amid Strike Risk

U.S. railroads have begun curtailing shipments of hazardous chemicals ahead of a potential nationwide strike by workers, according to a major trade group representing oil refiners and petrochemical companies.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
November 30, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Thermo King Names R452A Standard Option

Thermo King, a brand of global climate innovator Trane Technologies, announced R452A refrigerant will be the standard option on single- and multi-temperature truck refrigeration units manufactured in North America.

November 30, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Trucking Stakeholders Express Concerns Over Electronic Identifiers

A proposal by federal regulators to require unique electronic identifiers on large trucks wasn’t well received by many of the nation’s motor carriers and independent truckers.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 29, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, TCA

EV Charging Infrastructure Potentially Unprepared for Cyberattacks

Electric vehicle charging stations are vulnerable to a number of different cyberattack scenarios. A Sandia Labs research report described how a review of vulnerabilities helps prioritize grid protections and inform public policymakers.

Dan Lohrmann | Government Technology
November 29, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Florida Colleges Get Funds to Boost CDL, Technician Jobs

Florida’s governor has awarded more than $3 million to schools for commercial driver licenses and diesel technician programs to create jobs needed to help with regional recovery from Hurricane Ian.  

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
November 29, 2022
Government, Safety

Buttigieg Touts Safety Progress After IIJA Enactment

To mark the anniversary of a $1 trillion infrastructure law, the nation’s top transportation officer pointed to progress in implementing safety provisions linked to freight and commuter corridors.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 22, 2022
Safety

Senate Panel Schedules FHWA Nominee Vote

President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the agency on highway policy will be considered by a Senate panel this month.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 22, 2022
Business, Technology, Safety

Technology Can Help Deter Cargo Theft, Experts Say

DALLAS — Hidden GPS trackers installed with freight loads and mobile apps that transmit trip details to carriers are being deployed to deter a rise in fake businesses, stolen company identities and scam purchase orders that aim to help thieves steal cargo, experts said.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

West Virginia to Renovate Travel Plazas, Add Truck Parking

West Virginia is demolishing two travel plazas along its turnpike to create modern ones, adding a total of 45 new truck parking places, announced Gov. Jim Justice.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2022