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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, Fuel

L.A. Truckers Run Convoy to Back Ports’ Emissions Plan

A convoy of 100 diesel trucks motored slowly along the Harbor Freeway from South Los Angeles to the Port of Long Beach Wednesday as part of a push for cleaner air and better working conditions for drivers, television station KTLA reported on its Web site.

Transport Topics
June 27, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

May Truck Tonnage Drops 3.6%

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

American Trucking Associations’ advanced for-hire truck tonnage index for May fell to a six-month low and was down 3.6% from a year ago, ATA said Wednesday.

Transport Topics
June 27, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Equipment

Feds Order Recall of Chinese-Made Tires

Federal officials ordered a recall of tires made in China after their U.S. distribution company disclosed that the Chinese manufacturer had stopped including a safety feature that prevented tire treads from separating, the New York Times reported.

Transport Topics
June 27, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

DHS May Consider Secure Licenses for Border Crossings

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said DHS will consider allowing use of secure driver’s licenses as a means of identification at the U.S. border, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
June 27, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Fuel

Letters to the Editor: SafeStat Scores, Seat Belts

We have had many examples of questionable DOT inspections — including two we had last month in Idaho on the same owner-operator’s tractor-trailer that were clean, but not Level 1s, which are the most thorough standardized inspections.

June 27, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Equipment

OOIDA, C.R. England Claim Partial Victory in Class-Action Suit

Truckload carrier C.R. England and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association each claimed partial victory after a federal district court ruled on a case involving federal truth-in-leasing regulations.

Transport Topics
June 26, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

July 4 Travel to Reach Record, AAA Says

Despite continued high gasoline prices, a record 41.1 million Americans are expected to travel during the July 4 holiday week, up 0.8% over last year, AAA said.

Transport Topics
June 26, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Soot-Filter Makers Say Units Will Be Ready for Reefers Ahead of Calif. Retrofit Deadline

By Andrea Fischer, Staff Reporter
This story appears in the June 25 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.

June 26, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Online Map Shows TSE Network

TT File Photo

The Texas Transportation Institute has put an interactive map online showing where truck stop electrification units are located nationwide.

Transport Topics
June 25, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

So. Calif. Emissions Rules Could Boost New Truck Sales

A push for lower emissions from heavy-duty trucks, coupled with grants from state and localities in order to meet Southern California’s air-quality standards, are prompting interest in and sales of new trucks in the region, the Long Beach Press-Telegram reported Monday.

Transport Topics
June 25, 2007

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