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

Calif. Crash Could Stall Port Traffic

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

A fiery explosion from a gasoline tanker crash in Oakland, Calif., over the weekend shut down parts of a major freeway and will pose transport problems for freight coming out of the busy Port of Oakland, news reports said.

Transport Topics
April 30, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

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April 30, 2007
Business, Safety

NTSB Chairman Says Tax Incentives May Boost Safety Technology Use

By Sean McNally, Senior Reporter

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April 30, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Control, Capacity Needs Boosts In-House Trucking

Shipper-owned fleets are growing in size and importance where companies see value in controlling transportation capacity and service levels.

April 30, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Mexican Trucks Suit Filed

A coalition of groups filed a federal lawsuit last week aimed at stopping the Bush administration’s plan to open the U.S. border to Mexican trucks.

April 30, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Swift OKs Moyes’ Takeover

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

Swift Transportation’s shareholders Friday approved a $2.5 billion bid by company founder Jerry Moyes to take the truckload carrier private, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
April 27, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

March Trucking Index Gains

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

American Trucking Associations’ truck tonnage index rose 1.6% in March from a year ago, marking the first year-over-year increase since June, ATA said Thursday.

Transport Topics
April 27, 2007
Business, Safety

Rail, Intermodal Fall Again

TT File Photo

Rail carload and intermodal freight both fell last week compared with a year ago, continuing a trend this year, the Association of American Railroads said.

Transport Topics
April 27, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Vitran’s 1Q Earnings Dip

Ambassador Bridge — TT File Photo

Toronto-based transportation firm Vitran Corp. said its first-quarter profit was $3.4 million or 25 cents a share, down from $3.8 million or 28 cents a year ago.

Transport Topics
April 26, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Qualcomm’s Earnings Jump

Wireless-services provider Qualcomm Inc. reported its fiscal second-quarter profit jumped 22% to $726 million or 43 cents a share, from $593 million or 34 cents a year ago.

Transport Topics
April 26, 2007

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