Safety

About Safety News...

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, Equipment

Letters to the Editor: Rollover Stats, SafeStat Scores, Hard Braking

These letters appear in the June 4 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.

Rollover Stats

June 6, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Border Measures Boosting Costs

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Security measures at the Canada-U.S. border introduced since 9/11 have not slowed the flow of goods into the United States but have added to costs for Canadian companies, according to new report, the Ottawa Citizen newspaper reported.

Transport Topics
June 5, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

May ISM Services Index Rises

The economy’s service sector growth rate improved in May to the highest level in a year, the Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
June 5, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Averitt to Use SkyBitz Trailer-Tracking System

Averitt Express will use the global locating system trailer tracking technology made by trucking technology firm SkyBitz.

Transport Topics
June 5, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Mack Markets In-Cab System to Reduce Engine Idling

Mack Trucks introduced a new in-cabin power system as an option, joining several other truck manufacturers — including International, Kenworth and Peterbilt — in offering built-in units to limit idling.

June 4, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

CTA Opposes SoCal Port Plan

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The California Trucking Association opposes regulations that would allow only newer, lower-emission trucks access to marine terminals, the Fresno Bee newspaper reported.

Transport Topics
June 4, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

California Company Loses Hazmat License

The California Highway Patrol said it revoked the hazardous materials transportation license of Sabek Transportation, the company that owned the tanker truck involved in a collision that destroyed portions of a major interstate highway near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

Transport Topics
June 4, 2007
Business, Safety

Truck-Crash Deaths Drop, DOT Says

Fatalities in large-truck-involved crashes fell an estimated 3.7% in 2006 to 5,018, the lowest number of deaths since 2002.

June 4, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Bush OKs Delay to Mexican-Trucks Plan

President Bush last week signed legislation effectively stalling a pilot program aimed at permitting trucks from Mexico to deliver goods in the United States.

June 4, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

NAFTA Surface Trade Hits Record

Ambassador Bridge — TT File Photo

Surface trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico was 2.3% higher in March than in a year ago and reached the highest monthly level ever recorded, the Department of Transportation said.

Transport Topics
June 1, 2007

Pages