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

Knight’s Second-Quarter Earnings Improve

Truckload carrier Knight Transportation’s second-quarter profit rose to $18.2 million or 21 cents a share, from $18.1 million or 21 cents a year ago.

Transport Topics
July 19, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Pennsylvania Gov. Rendell Signs Transportation Measure

Pennsylvania Gov. Ed. Rendell (D) signed a bill into law Wednesday to put nearly $1 billion on average in annual funding for the state’s roads, bridges and public transit systems.

Transport Topics
July 18, 2007
Business, Fuel, Safety, Logistics, Government, Technology, Equipment

Trucking Groups Back Tax Breaks for Onboard Power Units

American Trucking Associations and the Canadian Trucking Alliance Tuesday urged state and provincial governments to revise their fuel tax systems to encourage truckers to use truck idling reduction technology.

Transport Topics
July 17, 2007
Business, Equipment, Safety, Government

State Lawmakers Block N.Y.C. Congestion-Fee Plan

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

New York state lawmakers Monday put the brakes on New York City’s plan to charge congestion fees on cars and trucks in the city’s business district, the New York Times reported Tuesday.

Transport Topics
July 17, 2007
Business, Technology, Safety, Government, Equipment, Logistics

CSX to Open Shipment Info to States for Security Reasons

Eastern freight railroad CSX Corp. will open its computer system to counterterrorism agencies in three states to help track hazardous cargo, Bloomberg reported.

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

Salvation Army to Install SmartDrive Software on Entire Fleet

The Salvation Army said it will install safety monitoring and vehicle diagnostic systems, manufactured by SmartDrive, on its entire fleet.

Transport Topics
July 16, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

ATRI, FMCSA to Host Safety Webinar

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the American Transportation Research Institute will co-host a trucking industry Webinar on Wednesday, July 25, on onboard collision warning systems.

Transport Topics
July 16, 2007
Business, Fuel, Safety

Volvo, Mack to Research Engine Efficiency

Volvo AB and Mack Trucks have agreed to develop a heavy-duty diesel engine that would use 10% less fuel and emit 10% less carbon dioxide than 2007 engines under a new agreement between the U.S. and Swedish governments.

July 16, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

FMCSA's Hill Backs Truck-Only Lanes

The nation’s chief trucking safety official endorsed the concept of exclusive highway lanes for trucking, saying that segregating commercial traffic from passenger vehicles would dramatically reduce the number of truck-related fatalities.

July 16, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Some Fleets Pleased With ’07 Engines

Truckers who have purchased heavy-duty tractors with 2007 engines say the vehicles have run as well, if not better, than previous engines in terms of fuel, performance, reliability and maintenance.

July 16, 2007

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