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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

Covenant Reports 2Q Loss

Covenant Transportation Group said Wednesday it lost $11.3 million or 80 cents a share, compared with a loss of $398,000 or 3 cents a year earlier.

Transport Topics
July 25, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Court Issues Split Ruling on Drivers’ Hours of Service Rule

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A federal court issued a split ruling Tuesday on the government’s rules governing truck driver hours of service, rejecting a petition by a group representing owner-operators but granting a separate request by a public safety advocate group.

July 25, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

C.H. Robinson’s 2Q Income Jumps 24%

Transportation and logistics firm C.H. Robinson Worldwide’s second-quarter profit jumped 24% to $82.3 million or 47 cents a share, from $66.6 million or 38 cents a year ago.

Transport Topics
July 25, 2007
Business, Fuel, Safety, Government

Paccar’s 2Q Income Dips on Lower Sales

Heavy-duty truck maker Paccar Inc. said Tuesday its second-quarter profit fell 19% as North American heavy-duty truck demand declined due to new U.S. clean air regulations.

Transport Topics
July 24, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Safety

Forward Air’s Income Dips; Plans to Buy Indiana Carrier

Forward Air Corp., a contractor to the air cargo industry, reported its second-quarter profit declined, and the company said it would acquire an Indiana carrier.

Transport Topics
July 24, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Marten’s Second-Quarter Earnings Drop

Refrigerated truckload carrier Marten Transport’s second-quarter net income plunged 42% due to lower freight rates and reduced revenue per truckload.

Transport Topics
July 24, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Pittsburgh Logistics Launches Truckload Van Service

Pittsburgh Logistics Systems said Monday that its freight division has begun to offer truckload van service for general commodities, in addition to its flatbed service.

Transport Topics
July 23, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Equipment

Officials Say APU Technology Not Ready to Meet Planned Calif. Regulation

By Andrea Fischer, Staff Reporter

This story appears in the July 23 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.

July 23, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Court Rejects Hours-of-Service Rule

A federal appeals court last week struck down key provisions of the government’s latest commercial driver work rules, the second time in three years the court has rejected attempts to rewrite the original, 68-year-old regulations.

July 23, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Landstar’s 2Q Profit Rises

Truckload carrier Landstar System said Thursday its second-quarter net income rose to $29.7 million or 53 cents a share, from $29.5 million or 50 cents a year ago.

Transport Topics
July 19, 2007

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