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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, TCA

Pennsylvania Trucker Quietly Goes About Amassing More Than 2 Million Safe Miles

group International Foodservice Distributors Association

Some people talk a good game, but that doesn’t describe Tim Palkovic. Ask the 60-year-old driver for Curtze Food Service what makes him a good truck driver, and he laughs a little as his silver Freightliner rolls down Interstate 90, headed west and home after a night pulling a pair of 28-foot trailers from Erie to Buffalo, N.Y., to Kenmore, N.Y., and back to Erie.

Jim Martin | Erie, Pa. Times-News
February 11, 2019
Business, Safety, Fuel

TransCanada: Keystone Pipeline Likely Source of Oil Spill in Missouri

Keystone document Brett Gundlock/Bloomberg News

TransCanada Corp. said its Keystone pipeline, which carries Canadian crude to the United States, likely was the source of an oil spill in Missouri that prompted the company to shut a segment of the line.

Bloomberg News
February 11, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Automakers Recall 1.7 Million Vehicles With Potentially Lethal Air Bags

Takata Paul Sancya/Associated Press

DETROIT — Subaru, Tesla, BMW, Volkswagen, Daimler Vans, Mercedes and Ferrari are recalling about 1.7 million vehicles to replace potentially deadly air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. of Japan.

Tom Krisher | AP Auto Writer
February 8, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Infrastructure Stakeholders to Congress: Fix the Highway Trust Fund

Highway Trust Fund UPS Freight President Rich McArdle. (House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure via YouTube)

Nearly a dozen stakeholders representing local governments and the freight and commuter sectors on Feb. 7 urged a House transportation panel to identify a sustainable source of funding for an infrastructure bill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 7, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Study Shines a Light on the Dangers of Speeding

officer writing driver a ticket iStock

A new study highlighting the perils of speeding on the nation’s highways urges action by policymakers and transportation stakeholders.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Goodyear Digital System Shows 15% of Truck Tires Need Service

Johnny McIntosh Johnny McIntosh introduces Goodyear's Tire Optix system at an event in 2018. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

GRAPEVINE, Texas — Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. said during a customer event here that internal data has found that 15% to 18% of truck tires are either underinflated or have other safety-related issues.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Goodyear Researches Soybean Oil as Component of Truck Tires

Hands holding soybeans Soybeans produce oil that is being used in tires. (Charlie Neibergall/AP)

GRAPEVINE, Texas — Within the next few years, the truck tire you buy may be manufactured in part with soybean oil instead of petroleum. At its annual Customer Care Conference, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. showed off some of the research that is taking place with alternative methods of tire manufacturing.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 6, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Grants One HOS Exemption, Receives Request for Another

FMCSA Chickens are transported for processing. (Getty Images)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted reprieve from hours-of-service rules to one group and received an exemption request from the rules from another.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 5, 2019
Government, Safety

Shoshana Lew Approved as Colorado DOT Chief

Interstate 70 near Silverthorne, Colo. Interstate 70 near Silverthorne, Colo. (Thomas Peipert/AP)

The Colorado Senate on Feb. 4 unanimously approved Shoshana Lew, a public servant with state and federal government experience, to lead the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 5, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Drops Plan for Split Sleeper Berth Pilot Program

Split Sleeper Berth TT File Photo

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has scrapped plans for a 12-month split sleeper berth pilot program designed to collect real-world data on the safety of drivers who split their sleeper berth time in a variety of ways.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 5, 2019

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