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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, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Cargo Theft Detective Warns of Thieves’ Sophistication, Organization

Breaking into truck Gregory Dubus

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Detective Gerardo A. Pachuca is a member of Cargo CATS, the department’s team of experienced investigators and one of a handful of multiagency teams in the United States dedicated exclusively to targeting cargo thieves and their receivers.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
November 15, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

As Freight on Trucks Becomes More Valuable, Thieves Get Creative in Their Attempts to Steal It

Parked trailer Cargo theft is an ever-evolving threat for motor carriers. (Getty Images)

Cargo theft is an ever-evolving threat to motor carriers. Keeping cargo safe means defending against not only traditional methods but recognizing and overcoming emerging new tactics and techniques increasingly employed by the bad guys.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
November 15, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

WIT Conference Experts Debate Solutions to Turnover, Driver Shortage

CFI's Gretchen Jackson and Lana Batts of Driver iQ Jackson (left), a senior manager for driver recruiting with CFI, and Batts, co-president of Driver iQ, led the discussion on the driver shortage and retention strategies. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

FRISCO, Texas — Reliable pay and a variety of hauling options can help retain drivers and attract new ones amid a thinning workforce, according to two industry experts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2018
Government, Safety

Top Railroad Policy Authorizer Jeff Denham Loses House Seat

Jeff Denham Denham speaks at an event at Union Station in Washington. (Office of Rep. Jeff Denham)

Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), the top authorizer of railroad policy in the U.S. House, lost his re-election bid to Democrat Josh Harder in what had been a closely watched race in the Golden State.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Nov. 12: Honoring Those Who Served Our Nation

Patriotic truck Thinkstock

Robbie Roth of FedEx Freight knows well the bonds that are created by serving in the military and working in the trucking industry.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 13, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

House Highways Subpanel Chairman Sam Graves Touts Bipartisanship on Infrastructure Policy

Sam Grave Graves listens during a roundtable discussion on emerging trucking technologies. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

The top Republican authorizer on highways and transit policy in the U.S. House pledged to work alongside Democrats in crafting a long-term measure that would be designed to maintain and modernize the country’s infrastructure system.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 9, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Wildfire Blazes Across Northern California

Fire burns down house Noah Berger/Associated Press

A wildfire that moved so fast that firefighters couldn’t hope to stop it quadrupled in size Nov. 9 after destroying several thousand buildings and leveling much of a Northern California town of nearly 30,000 people, authorities said.

Don Thompson and Jocelyn Gecker | Associated Press
November 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Tinkering Toward Improved Truck Safety Technology

Advances in technology are happening everyday and trucking is staying on top of the developments, Fran Matso Lysiak writes.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
November 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Investigating Thermal Event Causes Is Crucial, Experts Say

No fleet or truck driver wants to experience a thermal event, but if a fire occurs, those in the industry said it is crucial to find out why it happened.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
November 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

Thwarting Thermal Events

Thermal Events The aftermath of a truck fire. (Washington State Department of Transportation/Flickr)

Fires in tractor-trailers, often referred to as thermal events, can result in significant damage to equipment as well as cargo, but despite an ongoing focus on preventing them, the number of incidents doesn’t appear to be dropping.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
November 9, 2018

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