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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, Safety

DOT Submits Proposed Rule Change for HOS Regulations

HOS Regulations Chao (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The Department of Transportation has sent its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to reform hours-of-service regulations to the Office of Management and Budget.

Eleanor Lamb and Eric Miller | Staff Reporters
March 29, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

BFGoodrich Unveils Two New Truck Tires at MATS

BFGoodrich exhibit at MATS 2019 The BFGoodrich exhibit at MATS 2019. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. ­— BFGoodrich unveiled two new trucking tires at the 48th Mid-America Trucking Show, one for the steering axle and one for the trailer axle, designed to enhance longhaul, tanker, refrigerated and dry van models.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
March 29, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Daimler Acquires Majority Stake in Torc Robotics to Boost Development of Self-Driving Trucks

Daimler Cascadia at Torc HQ Daimler

Daimler Trucks has agreed to acquire a majority stake in autonomous vehicle pioneer Torc Robotics and will join forces with the technology firm to develop highly automated trucks for the U.S. market.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 29, 2019
Business, Safety

TMAF Celebrates Five Years of Enhancing Trucking’s Image

TMAF Burch (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. ­— A new poll has confirmed that a campaign to improve trucking’s image has been successful in nudging public perception toward a more positive image over the past five years, leaders of Trucking Moves America Forward said at a March 28 news conference here.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 28, 2019
Government, Safety

Senate Funding Leader Praises White House’s Infrastructure Grants Proposal

Susan Collins Sen. Susan Collins, shown March 14. (Andrew Harnik/AP)

WASHINGTON — The Trump White House’s newfound backing of infrastructure grants managed by the U.S. Department of Transportation earned praise from the top transportation funding leader in the U.S. Senate.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 28, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety

Perimeter Solutions Acquires Idaho-Based Fire Response and Transportation Firms

Perimeter Solutions, a St. Louis company that produces fire retardants and provides services to firefighting agencies, has purchased a group of companies in Post Falls, Idaho, that includes First Response Fire Rescue, River City Fabrication and H&S Transport.

Transport Topics
March 27, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Canadian Company Aims to Add Sobriety Tests to Steering Wheels

Sobriety Tests Biosensors installed in the steering wheel can detect if a driver has been drinking. (Sober Steering)

A Canadian company that makes alcohol-detection devices attached to steering wheels of school buses hopes to expand to North American trucking companies.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
March 27, 2019
Business, Safety

Louisiana Driver Competition Kicks Off Road to NTDC

NTDC The 2018 NTDC competition space in Columbus, Ohio (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The road to the National Truck Driving Championships is about to get underway as Louisiana kicks off the five-month season March 29.

Marissa Gamache | Online Reporter
March 27, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Truck Parking Data Systems Top ATRI’s Research Priorities List

parked trucks TT file photo

The American Transportation Research Institute’s recently unveiled list of research priorities for 2019 covers an array of topical issues, ranging from truck parking to tolls.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 26, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Construction, Business Stakeholders Renew Push for Infrastructure Bill

Infrastructure Bill Potholes on a Michigan road. ( Borka)

Groups representing the construction and business sectors are ramping up their calls for congressional action on an infrastructure measure this year.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 26, 2019