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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

Second-Quarter Productivity Rises 1.8%

Second-quarter U.S. worker productivity rose 1.8%, the Labor Department said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
August 7, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Senate Panel Gives EPA October Deadline to Rule on Calif. Carbon Emissions Request

Just weeks after Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson said he would delay ruling on California’s nearly 2-year-old request for approval to limit vehicle emissions of greenhouse gases until the end of the year, a Senate committee passed a bill directing him to decide by October.

August 7, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Telargo to Provide Telematics System for LeasePlan USA

Fleet management services firm Telargo Inc. said Monday it will provide telematics systems for vehicle leasing company LeasePlan USA, Alpharetta, Georgia.

Transport Topics
August 7, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Equipment

Cooper Tire's 2Q Income Improves

Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. said Monday its net income rose to $17.6 million or 28 cents a share, compared with a net loss of $21 million or 34 cents a share a year ago.

Transport Topics
August 6, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Penske to Manage European Supply Chain for Bombardier

Penske Logistics has been selected as the lead logistics provider for Bombardier Transportation’s European operations, the company said Monday.

Transport Topics
August 6, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Hub International Acquires Two Trucking Insurers

Hub International Transportation Insurance Services has acquired two San Antonio-based insurance brokers that provide coverage to the trucking industry, the company said Monday.

Transport Topics
August 6, 2007
Business, Safety

June Tonnage Falls 3.4%

Freight volumes fell in June from year-ago levels for the 11th time in 12 months, American Trucking Associations reported last week, even though second-quarter U.S. economic activity rebounded nicely over the disappointing first quarter.

August 6, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Bridge Collapse Points to Need For Road Funds, Officials Say

The catastrophic collapse of the Interstate 35 bridge in Minneapolis last week underscores the need for increased funding for U.S. infrastructure, several transportation officials said.

August 6, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Opponents Spar Over Impact of Appeals Court’s HOS Ruling

Officials on both sides of the debate over revising work rules for commercial drivers presented markedly different interpretations of a recent federal appeals court’s ruling striking down portions of the new plan.

August 6, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

UPS, BNSF Cooperate to Speed Shipments By Loading Trailers on Flatcars Near Chicago

More than a million packages a day in metropolitan Chicago have an ideal commute. They roll through the back gate of the UPS Inc. facility here and into the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail yard next door — without traveling on a public street — so they can catch a train for such places as Kansas City, Denver or California.

August 6, 2007

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