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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

Boyd Bros. Opens Driving Academy

Boyd Bros. A Boyd driver. (Corey Gray)

Flatbed truckload carrier Boyd Bros. Transportation, headquartered in Clayton, Ala., opened a truck driving school Oct. 22. In a Nov. 1 press release, the company said Boyd Driving Academy would help students become safe and confident drivers upon graduation.

Transport Topics
November 5, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Connecticut Infrastructure Earns C- From ASCE

Connecticut Infrastructure The Mystic River Bascule Bridge in Mystic. This drawbridge spanning the Mystic River was built in 1920. (Getty Images)

Connecticut has earned a C- on the American Society of Civil Engineers’ most recent infrastructure report card.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 5, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Haldex, Wabash Sign Standard Position Agreement

Wabash A welder walks past a partially constructed trailer at the Wabash facility in Lafayette, Ind. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Haldex and Wabash National Corp. announced an agreement through 2021 for Haldex to be the standard brake adjuster and actuator supplier on the Wabash, Transcraft, Benson, Brenner, Beall, Walker and bulk trailer brands.

Transport Topics
November 2, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Port of Everett Receives Nearly $6M Federal Loan for Rail Upgrades

Port of Everett A dock full of rolling cargo is ready to load on a ship. (Port of Everett)

Washington’s Port of Everett was awarded a $5.9 million loan from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau to assist with ongoing rail upgrades at the facility, Secretary Elaine Chao announced.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 2, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous, Editorial

Editorial: Joining Forces to Move Forward

The themes of partnership, outreach and unity were present throughout speeches and presentations at this year’s American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition. Cooperation between ATA and the federal government was a central tenet.

Transport Topics
October 30, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Truckers, Law Enforcement Seek Stronger Relationships on Common Ground

Law enforcement panel at MCE Floyd Dixon (left), Chris Nordloh, Collin Mooney, Jim Pasco and Ben Bawden. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

AUSTIN, Texas ­— Mutual interest between law enforcement and truckers over such policy issues as highway safety, security and human trafficking are forging increasing relationships that have historically been less than cordial, according to a panel of law enforcement experts.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 30, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Driver Shortage Repeats as Top Concern in ATRI Industry Survey

ATRI booth at MCE The ATRI booth at MCE. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

AUSTIN, Texas — For the second year in a row, the national shortage of qualified truck drivers is considered the industry’s most pressing concern, according to an annual report prepared by the American Transportation Research Institute.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 30, 2018
Business, Safety

America’s Road Team Captain Herschel Evans Honored for Charitable Work

Chris Spear and Herschel Evans Chris Spear (left) and Herschel Evans. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Herschel Evans is the first recipient of the Trucking Cares Foundation Premier Achievement Award. Evans, a driver for Holland and an America’s Road Team captain, was presented with an oversize check for $5,000 at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition in Austin, Texas, on Oct. 29.

Marissa Gamache | Online Reporter
October 30, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety

Mack's Anthem Gets Improved Fuel-Efficiency Package

Anthem Truck Russoli speaks at the event. (Dan Ronan/Transport Topics)

AUSTIN, Texas — Mack’s Anthem truck with the HE plus package will have as much as a 9.5% improvement in fuel efficiency because of its new aerodynamic package, Mack Trucks Inc. said.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 29, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

ATA's Chris Spear Calls for Unity, Collaboration Going Forward

ATA President Chris Spear Spear delivers his state of the industry speech at MCE 2018. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

AUSTIN, Texas — American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear delivered a message of unity, partnership and the importance of representation at the Management Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 29.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2018

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