Safety

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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, Government

Fed Action Boosts Transport Stocks

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The Federal Reserve’s rate cut this week helped transportation industry stocks, as the broader economy needed a boost to help soften the slowdown that is projected to last through the first half of 2008, according to American Trucking Associations’ Chief Economist Bob Costello.

Transport Topics
September 19, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Sleep Apnea Program Cuts Costs for Health Care, Schneider Says

Truckload carrier Schneider National said a sleep apnea screening and treatment program managed by an outside vendor has improved safety and driver productivity while lowering health-care costs.

September 19, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Knight Issues 3Q Earnings Warning

Truckload carrier Knight Transportation said its third-quarter earnings would be below analysts’ predictions, citing an industrywide decline in freight tonnage and excess truckload capacity.

Transport Topics
September 19, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Letters to the Editor: Border Dissent, HOS, Defensive Driving

I would like to urge everyone reading this letter to contact their local representatives and ask them not to pass the law allowing Mexican carriers full, direct access to U.S. roadways and customers.

September 19, 2007
Business, Safety

2Q Driver Turnover Rate Drops

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Driver turnover rates for large truckload carriers fell for the first time in a year in the second quarter, American Trucking Associations said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
September 18, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Report Cites Congestion Problems Nationwide

Tannen Maury/Bloomberg News

Drivers waste nearly an entire work week each year sitting in traffic on the way to and from their jobs, according to a national study released Tuesday, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
September 18, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

TMW Buys IDSC; Upgrades TruckMate Program

Transportation technology provider TMW Systems said Monday it acquired Integrated Support Decision Corporation, for an undisclosed sum.

Transport Topics
September 17, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

PeopleNet, Microdea Set In-Cab Scanning

Transportation software firm PeopleNet, in partnership with Microdea Inc., said Monday the two have introduced in-cab scanning for the trucking industry.

Transport Topics
September 17, 2007
Business, Safety, Autonomous

GAO Faults FMCSA on Trucking Fines

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Trucking regulators do not always use the maximum fines on trucking companies found with serious safety violations, according to the Government Accountability Office, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
September 17, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Trucking’s Interest in GPS Devices Growing to Meet Needs of Shippers, Survey Finds

Global Positioning System equipment has not yet become standard for all motor carriers, but more fleets are showing interest in the technology to meet the demands of shippers, and those who use it already rate their systems highly, a recent survey showed.

September 17, 2007

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