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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

DOT Sets Conditions on Mexican Trucks Program

DOT Secretary Mary Peters — James Kim for DOT

The Department of Transportation said that Mexican trucks will be allowed to operate throughout the United States under its pilot program as long as U.S. trucking companies have equal access south of the border, Bloomberg reported Friday.

Transport Topics
August 17, 2007
Business, Safety

Rail, Intermodal Fall for Week

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

Rail carload and intermodal freight traffic fell from a year ago for the week ended Saturday, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday.

Transport Topics
August 16, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Florida Sets Left-Lane Restrictions on I-4

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Heavy trucks will be banned from using the left lane of Interstate 4 along a 60-mile stretch through four counties in central Florida, the Orlando Sentinel reported Thursday.

Transport Topics
August 16, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

DOT Grants Would Boost Tolls

Bruce Andrew Peters for TT

DOT Grants Would Boost TollsThe U.S. Department of Transportation issued grants to five metropolitan areas that will require or promote greater use of tolls to decrease congestion.

Transport Topics
August 15, 2007
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

States to Delay Collecting SSRS Fees

States that participated in the Single State Registration System before its termination have agreed to postpone collecting fees until September, despite Congress’ extension of the program, officials said.

August 15, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Editorial: A Silver Lining in a Tragedy

If you could ever see a silver lining in a tragedy as disastrous as the collapse of that Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis, it’s that the catastrophe brought the lamentable state of our nation’s infrastructure to the forefront of everyone’s attention.

August 15, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Virginia Re-Inspecting Bridges Following Minn. Collapse

The Virginia Department of Transportation will re-inspect 11 bridge structures across the state beginning Wednesday to ensure their safety in light of the recent bridge collapse in Minneapolis that killed at least nine people, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
August 15, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Letters to the Editor: Cross-Border Issues, Hours of Service

I was hoping to see some relaxation in the cross-border commercial traffic fiasco. Once again, this is on hold until the next attempt — probably during the next administration.

August 15, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Trimac’s 2Q Income Improves

Canada-based transportation firm Trimac Income Fund said its second-quarter net earnings rose to C$7.9 million or about 17 cents per unit, from C$4.3 million or 8 cents a year earlier.

Transport Topics
August 14, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

DOT Sets $354 Mln. to Back NYC Congestion-Fee Plan

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The U.S. Department of Transportation said Tuesday it has allocated $354 million to finance New York City’s congestion fee-based traffic plan, the New York Times reported.

Transport Topics
August 14, 2007

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