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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, Technology, Safety

Congressional Republicans Target EPA Rule

Senior congressional Republicans recently called on the Biden administration to abandon an emissions rule EPA  issued earlier this year specific to the freight sector.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 8, 2024
Business, Safety

Sweet 15: XPO’s Sweeney Bound for NTDC Again

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. — XPO tank truck driver Richard Sweeney reigned over a deep field to win the Massachusetts trucking championships in early June and advance to his 15th NTDC.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 3, 2024
Government, Business, Safety

Idaho Offers Alerts to Carriers of Driver Record Changes

The Idaho Transportation Department is offering motor carriers an online service that issues alerts about driving license changes, such as expiration dates for CDLs.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
July 3, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Houthi Threat Triggers Surge in Pirate Attacks Off Somalia

Attacks by Iran-backed Houthi militants on the Red Sea have reinvigorated piracy networks in Somalia, with criminal groups growing in both number and force, a European naval commander said.

Simon Marks | Bloomberg News
July 3, 2024
Government, Business, Safety

Kentucky College Offering Evening CDL Classes to Meet Demand

Kentucky’s Gateway Community & Technical College is offering its first commercial driver license evening classes to help meet demand for new truck drivers in the state.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
July 2, 2024
Government, Business, Safety

Biden Proposes Rule to Protect Workers From Extreme Heat

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden proposed a new rule to address excessive heat in the workplace, warning that high temperatures are the country’s leading weather-related killer.

Suman Naishadham | Associated Press
July 2, 2024
Government, Business, Safety

White House Seeks Funds for Baltimore Bridge Repairs

The leader of the Senate budget panel endorsed a recent emergency funding request from the White House specific to repairing a bridge that collapsed in Baltimore this year.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 2, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, For-Hire

US Chamber Files Amicus Brief in Werner Verdict

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has filed a “friend of the court” brief with the Texas Supreme Court asking the court to reject a $100 million lower-court jury verdict against Werner Enterprises.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 1, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Global Sea Transport Leaps Most Since 2010 After Attacks

A gauge of global sea transport is heading for its biggest annual jump since 2010 after attacks in the Red Sea have forced ships to travel longer distances.

July 1, 2024
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, Perspective

Perspective: Autonomous Trucking Is Not a Race

How will self-driving trucks win the trust of the millions of Americans driving their own vehicles alongside them?

Nick Elder | Vice President of Commercialization, Torc Robotics
July 1, 2024