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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, Logistics

TransForce Signs Deal to Purchase Courier

Canadian transportation and logistics firm TransForce Income Fund said it had signed a definitive agreement to buy Century II Holdings, which owns courier company Information Communication Services.

Transport Topics
September 17, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Hours-of-Service Rule Change Stalls

Recent legal moves by American Trucking Associations will temporarily keep existing driver hours-of-service rules in place, trucking officials said.

September 17, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Senate Blocks Funds for Mexican Truck Pilot Plan

The Senate last week stripped funding for the Transportation Department’s cross-border trucking program from DOT’s budget just days after the first Mexican truck was allowed to deliver freight to a destination in the United States.

September 17, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Diesel Price Gains 3.1¢ to $2.924

The national average price of diesel fuel hit its highest level in more than a year last week following a 3.1-cent increase to $2.924 a gallon, while crude oil closed at more than $80 a barrel for the first time.

September 17, 2007
Business, Fuel, Safety, Government

UPS Expands Air Service in Japan

TT File Photo

UPS Inc. said it reached agreement with the U.S. State and Transportation Departments to expand its air operations to and from Japan.

Transport Topics
September 14, 2007
Business, Safety

Rail, Intermodal Traffic Drop for Week

Rail carload and intermodal freight traffic declined from a year ago for the Labor Day holiday week ended Saturday, the Association of American Railroads said.

Transport Topics
September 13, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Senate Bill Blocks Some Tolls

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

A transportation spending bill passed by the Senate Wednesday includes a ban on tolls for existing Texas roadways, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
September 13, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Conn. Sets Truck Ban on Dangerous Decline

The Connecticut State Traffic Commission has put in place a temporary ban on big trucks from the a steep portion of state Route 44 on Avon Mountain, the Hartford Courant reported.

Transport Topics
September 13, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

DOT Freight Transport Index Drops

Dan De Los Monteros for TT

The Department of Transportation’s freight transportation services index for July declined 2.9% from the same month a year ago, DOT said Wednesday.

Transport Topics
September 13, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

TSA Assessing Results of Trucking Security Program

A recently concluded pilot program in Missouri will help the Transportation Security Administration assess and improve the security of U.S. highways and motor carriers, TSA said Wednesday.

Transport Topics
September 12, 2007

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