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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

Winter ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Bears Down on Chicago Ahead of Holiday Travel Rush

Chicago is in the crosshairs of a powerful winter storm that could become a “bomb cyclone” — with deep snow, searing winds and an Arctic chill.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
December 21, 2022

Daily Briefings from Transport Topics

Transport Topics has partnered with Spoken Layer to make one-minute daily briefings available on all your smart devices. Simply say “Alexa, play Transport Topics” or “Okay Google, talk to Transport Topics” to get the day’s biggest trucking headlines.

Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

EPA to Tighten Nitrogen Oxide Limits for New Heavy Trucks

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency on Dec. 20 announced more stringent clear-air standards for heavy trucks that the agency said are 80% stronger than current limits.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
December 20, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Experts Share Guidance for Transitioning Veterans Into Trucking

WASHINGTON — Military and trucking industry experts said traits including a willingness to help others and interest in serving a greater good are hallmarks of why truck driving jobs are an excellent option for service members looking to transition to civilian life.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
December 20, 2022
Business, Technology, Safety

Werner Enterprises Selects Samsara for Cloud-Based Operations

Werner Enterprises has selected a cloud-based fleet management platform from Samsara Inc. to help manage its operations, the companies announced Dec. 15.

December 19, 2022
Business, Equipment, Safety

Yokohama Recalls Limited Run of Two Sizes of Commercial Tires

Yokohama Tire Corp. announced a voluntary recall of two commercial tires.

December 19, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Pressure Systems International Announces Organizational Appointments

Pressure Systems International announced Dec. 13 it has appointed James Sharkey president, overseeing domestic and international operations.

December 16, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

OSHA Cites Amazon for Failing to Record Warehouse Injuries Inc. failed to record injuries and illnesses at warehouses around the U.S., according to federal workplace safety regulators, a finding that undermines the company’s pledges to improve worker safety in its facilities.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
December 16, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Regulatory Victories Mark 2022, but New Challenges Lie Ahead

As the nation began easing its way out of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2022, activity on closely watched initiatives related to the trucking workforce heated up, while efforts to advance new laws for trucking fleets kept stakeholders engaged.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 16, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

NHTSA to Investigate GM’s Cruise Robotaxi for Braking Issues

U.S. safety regulators are investigating reports that autonomous robotaxis run by General Motors’ Cruise can stop too quickly or unexpectedly quit moving, potentially stranding passengers.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
December 16, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

IIJA’s Implementation Gained Momentum in 2022

President Joe Biden during his State of the Union Address to Congress this year proclaimed that the United States was embarking on an “infrastructure decade,” setting the tone for the administration’s efforts to implement the bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure law.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 16, 2022