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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, Equipment, Safety

Guardrail Crash Tests Yield Worrying Results for Heavy EVs

A University of Nebraska road safety facility on Jan. 31 released the results of a test that's raising concerns about the safety risks heavy EVs pose if they collide with lighter vehicles. 

Margery A. Beck | Associated Press
January 31, 2024

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Business, Safety

Drivers Raise Funds to Help Ailing NTDC Competitor Singelais

With the start of the National Truck Driving Championships qualifiers a couple of months away, elite truck drivers from New England are calling for colleagues’ support for one of their own.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 30, 2024
Government, Technology, Safety

Senators Introduce Cybersecurity Agriculture Bill

Legislation meant to enhance cybersecurity in the agriculture sector was recently introduced by a bipartisan group of senators.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 30, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

NHTSA Capable of Regulating High-Tech Vehicles, Carlson Says

Outgoing NHTSA Administrator Ann Carlson discussed issues surrounding changing technologies, including Tesla's Autopilot, Cruise robotaxis and ARC Automotive's air bag inflators.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
January 30, 2024
Government, Technology, Safety, Global Freight

Norfolk Southern Piloting Anonymous Employee Safety Hotline

OMAHA, Neb. — About 1,000 engineers and conductors who work for Norfolk Southern soon will be able to report safety concerns anonymously through a federal system without fear of discipline.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
January 30, 2024
Business, Safety, Logistics

Port of Baltimore Security Lauded by US Coast Guard

The Port of Baltimore for the 15th straight year has received a top U.S. Coast Guard security assessment for its six state-owned, public marine terminals.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
January 29, 2024
Business, Safety, Fuel

Love’s Travel Stops Previews Expansion Plans for 2024

Love’s Travel Stops is rolling out a planned $1 billion expansion of its truck stop network this year with new and remodeled stores that expand the offerings available to truck drivers.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 29, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Norfolk Southern Q4 Profit Down 33%, Derailment Costs Rising

Norfolk Southern’s Q4 profit fell 33% due to the ever-growing costs of the cleanup of last year’s derailment in eastern Ohio, but the railroad did deliver 3% more shipments in the quarter.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
January 26, 2024
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Plans to Remove 15,000 Medical Examiner Certifications

Federal trucking regulators plan to disqualify more than 15,000 physicians responsible for certifying that truck drivers are healthy enough to get behind the wheel.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 26, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Justice Department Inquiring Into Cruise Collision Fiasco

SAN FRANCISCO — General Motors is facing a U.S. Justice Department investigation into a collision that critically injured a pedestrian and derailed its self-driving car ambitions.

Michael Liedtke | Associated Press
January 26, 2024