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.

Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Bush Outlines Emissions-Reduction Plan

President Bush on Monday ordered U.S. government agencies to begin taking regulatory steps to curb vehicle emissions and urged Congress to enact legislation to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil.

Transport Topics
May 14, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Court OKs Allied’s Reorg. Plan

Auto carrier Allied Holdings said Saturday that a bankruptcy court has approved its reorganization plan.

Transport Topics
May 14, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

TMW Cites First-Quarter Upturns

Trucking software provider TMW Systems said it was “pleased” with its first-quarter financial performance and production output.

Transport Topics
May 14, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Innovative Computing Adds Features

Innovative Computing Corp. added several features to its main transportation package, called Innovative Enterprise Software, the company said.

Transport Topics
May 14, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Fla. Reopens Roads Following Fire

Florida officials reopened parts of two interstates near the Georgia border that were closed over the weekend, but said intermittent closures could continue as wildfire smoke poses a safety hazard, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
May 14, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Court OKs Allied’s Plan

Auto carrier Allied Holdings said Saturday that a bankruptcy court has approved its reorganization plan.

Transport Topics
May 14, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Trimac’s Earnings Dip in 1Q

Canada-based transportation firm Trimac Income Fund said its first-quarter net earnings fell to C$1.5 million or 5 cents per unit, from C$3.7 million or 7 cents a year earlier.

Transport Topics
May 14, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Fleets Grow as Freight Falls

NEW YORK — The decline in freight volume this year and the number of heavy-duty trucks purchased last year during the “pre-buy” were both markedly bigger than analysts thought, leading to too many trucks chasing too little business.

May 14, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

STB Ends Antitrust Immunity for Trucking Rate Bureaus

The Surface Transportation Board has revoked the authority of motor carriers to engage in collective ratemaking and freight classification.

May 14, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Firms Seek to Replace Pension Funds

NEW YORK — The top executive at Arkansas Best Corp. said he expects to offer his fleet’s unionized employees a less-costly pension benefit plan and withdraw from the current Teamsters multi-employer funds.

May 14, 2007

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