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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

Xata’s 3Q Loss Widens; Revenue Rises 7.2%

Transportation software firm Xata Corp. said Thursday it lost $875,000 or 21 cents a share in its fiscal third quarter, compared with a loss of $559 million or 9 cents a year ago.

Transport Topics
August 2, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Patriot Transportation’s 3Q Income Rises

Patriot Transportation Holding’s fiscal third-quarter net income jumped to $2.4 million or 77 cents a share, from $1.8 million or 59 cents a year earlier.

Transport Topics
August 2, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

ISM Factory Index Slips in July

The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index fell in July, ISM said Wednesday.

Transport Topics
August 1, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Company Wins FMCSA Contract to Help Truckers Find Parking

Foster-Miller Inc. said Tuesday it was awarded a $396,000 contract from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to develop an automated system to help long-haul truckers find available parking.

Transport Topics
August 1, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

After 8 Years, Va. ‘Mixing Bowl’ Construction Finishes

After eight years of construction, work on the $676 million Springfield interchange in Northern Virginia, site of one of the East Coast’s worst bottlenecks, is complete.

July 31, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

NAFTA Surface Trade Gains 5.2%

Rebecca Cook for TT

Surface trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico was 5.2% higher in May than a year earlier, the Department of Transportation said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
July 31, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Letter to the Editor: Hours-of-Service Ruling

July 31, 2007
Business, Logistics, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Schneider to Use Oracle Software System

Truckload carrier Schneider National has selected Oracle to supply infrastructure software for its integrated transaction and data enterprise software system, Oracle said Monday.

Transport Topics
July 30, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Senators Demand EPA Issue California Waiver

By Sean McNally, Senior Reporter

This story appears in the July 30 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.

July 30, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Bill Sets Rail Hazmat Guidelines

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

Freight trains carrying hazardous chemicals could be required to avoid downtown Washington, D.C., and other urban areas in favor of rural routes, according to provisions in a security bill pending President Bush’s signature, the Washington Post reported Sunday.

Transport Topics
July 30, 2007

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