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

ATA Encourages EPA to ‘Harmonize’ Federal, California OBD Requirements

American Trucking Associations has urged the Environmental Protection Agency to harmonize pending federal and California onboard diagnostics rules.

May 29, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Union Fund Exit Would Cost UPS Up to $4 Billion

UPS Inc. would have to pay about up to $4 billion to cover its share of a Teamsters pension fund’s obligations, industry sources said.

May 28, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

STB Asked to Delay New Limits On Freight Rate-Setting Bureaus

The National Motor Freight Traffic Association has asked the Surface Transportation Board to delay a decision to end antitrust immunity for trucking rate bureaus.

May 28, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Technology Speeds Load-Planning Tasks

Eight years ago, a busy day for load planner Rick Demitruk of Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc. meant dispatching 20 to 30 loads and shepherding them through to delivery.

May 28, 2007
Business, Safety

Rail, Intermodal Fall for Week

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

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

Transport Topics
May 25, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Covenant Renames Holding Company

Covenant Transport said Wednesday its stockholders approved a name change to the truckload carrier’s corporation to Covenant Transportation Group Inc.

Transport Topics
May 23, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Calif. Seeks Stricter Greenhouse-Gas Rules

California has asked U.S. regulators for permission to set its own environmental rules for reducing global warming emissions from passenger vehicles, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
May 23, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Safety, Autonomous

FMCSA Moves to Protect Fleets From ID Theft

Brent Jones first got word March 27 that his trucking company’s name was being used as part of a freight load board fraud scheme.

May 22, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Letters to the Editor: Border Opening, SafeStat Scores

These letters appear in the May 21 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.

Border Opening

May 22, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Sen. Clinton Seeks Rail-Safety Upgrades

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) has urged Congress to tighten U.S. rail-safety rules, citing CSX Corp. derailments and other accidents in her state since December, Bloomberg reported.

Clinton made her remarks at a Senate transportation subcommittee hearing on rail safety.

Transport Topics
May 22, 2007

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