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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, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Nov. 26: One More for the Road

Thanksgiving traffic 2018 Motorists were looking to get a jump on their Thanksgiving travels on Nov. 20. (CBS This Morning via YouTube)

If you don’t travel much, but you were among the millions of Americans who set out to visit loved ones this past Thanksgiving weekend, the traffic nightmare you experienced was indeed an anomaly. But there's hope. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 26, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Safer Solutions Sought for Hazmat Drivers Traveling Colorado’s Treacherous Loveland Pass

The Eisenhower/Johnson tunnel The Eisenhower Tunnel courtesy of Colorado Department of Transportation

With its 180-degree bends, 7% grades, dangerous drop-offs and strong wind gusts, the hazardous material truck drivers hauling heavy petroleum loads who make the 9.5-mile journey though Colorado’s Loveland Pass call the drive a “white-knuckle experience.”

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Truck Makers, Suppliers Aim to Combat Road Salt Corrosion With Protective Coatings

Road Salt Corrosion Snow and ice cover a highway. (Mary Ann Chastain/Associated Press)

When winter weather arrives, what also comes with it is the use of road salt, which exacerbates truck corrosion.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
November 20, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Trump to Nominate Andrew Wheeler for Top Job at EPA

Andrew Wheeler Wheeler (left) on stage with Trump during the White House State Leadership Day conference. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Andrew Wheeler for the administrator role at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where he currently serves as acting administrator.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 19, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

ASCE Gives Pennsylvania Infrastructure a C- Again

Benjamin Franklin Bridge The Benjamin Franklin Bridge into downtown Philadelphia. (Shutterstock)

Pennsylvania has again earned a C- on the American Society of Civil Engineers’ infrastructure report card. That grade is just above the group’s grade of D+ for the nation’s infrastructure in 2017.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 19, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Most States Don't Experience CDL Skills Test Delays, FMCSA Survey Shows

CDL Skills-Test Delays A student approaches a truck during a commercial driver license class at Lake Cumberland CDL Training School in Mount Sterling, Ky. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

The large majority of states are experiencing few delays in scheduling entry-level truck drivers for their skills tests, according to a new congressionally mandated survey conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Driver-Assist Systems Don’t Always Work, AAA Tests Show

Tesla crash Emergency personnel work at the scene where a Tesla electric SUV crashed into a barrier on U.S. Highway 101 in Mountain View, Calif., on March 23, 2018. (KTVU via AP)

DETROIT — Testing by AAA shows that electronic driver-assist systems on the road today may not keep vehicles in their lanes or spot stationary objects in time to avoid a crash.

Tom Krisher | AP Auto Writer
November 16, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Incoming T&I Chairman Peter DeFazio: Freight Connectivity, HOS Priorities for Panel

Peter DeFazio DeFazio (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

With Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives and the former chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee headed to retirement, all eyes are on Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio as he heads toward his presumed appointment to the panel’s chairmanship.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 15, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

California Approves a 15-hour Minimum Driver Training Requirement for CDLs

Student driver gets instruction in cab Smith & Solomon

California legislators have passed a bill requiring that entry-level truck drivers spend at least 15 hours in training behind the wheel to be eligible for a commercial driver license.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 15, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

CVSA Files 'Friend of the Court' Brief in Chameleon Carrier Case

Chameleon Carrier The Indiana Statehouse is home to the Supreme Court of Indiana. (Shutterstock)

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has filed a “friend of the court” brief with the Indiana Supreme Court in a “chameleon carrier” case in which an insurance broker is accused of helping the carrier illegally change its name to escape its bad safety record.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 15, 2018

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