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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, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Road Designers Confront Challenges of Balancing Safety, Function

Trees and passenger vehicles number among the safety challenges for road design benefiting freight movement. Will the new influx of federal funding help us get it right?

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 25, 2023

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.

Business, Safety

2023 State Championships

Images from 2023 state truck driving championships across the county as truck drivers qualify for the 2023 National Truck Driving and Step Van Driving Championships in Columbus, Ohio.

April 24, 2023
Government, Safety, Logistics

FAA’s Acting Chief Announces Plan to Step Down

Billy Nolen, acting administrator of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, is stepping down after just over a year on the job.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
April 24, 2023
Government, Business, Safety

CSX Reports Strong Q1 Earnings

Class I railroad CSX Inc. on April 20 announced first-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street analysts’ expectations.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
April 21, 2023
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Unions Say Rails Should Skip Buybacks, Spend on Safety

OMAHA, Neb. — Rail unions want railroads to take some of the billions they’re using every year to buy back their stock and spend it to improve safety.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
April 21, 2023
Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla Q1 Sales Climb, but Profit Falls on Price Cuts

DETROIT — Tesla shares fell sharply April 20 as the company felt the sting of numerous price cuts it made across its model lineup this year in hopes of energizing sales.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
April 20, 2023
Government, Business, Safety

Union Pacific Reports Flat Revenue, Income in Q1

Union Pacific Corp. reported flat year-over-year income and slightly increased revenue for the first quarter of 2023.  

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
April 20, 2023
Government, Safety

Traffic Deaths in 2022 Nearly Match 2021’s 16-Year High

DETROIT — The number of people killed on U.S. roadways decreased slightly last year, but government officials said the 42,795 people who died is still a national crisis.

April 20, 2023
Business, Technology, Safety

Preparing for the Arrival of Electronic Truck Inspections

Program Aired: April 20, 2023 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PST The world of truck inspections is likely to change greatly over the coming years. Federal trucking regulators and commercial vehicle enforcement agencies are pushing for wireless roadside inspections, including a mandate that motor carriers equip their trucks with devices that would transmit the identity and condition of trucks and drivers to roadside enforcement. Learn how this could affect your motor carrier operation, what information you and your drivers may be required to transmit to inspectors, and what it means for the development of autonomous trucks. 

April 20, 2023
Government, Business, Safety

Iowa Tort Reform Bill Goes to Governor

A landmark law in Iowa limiting jury awards to $5 million in accident lawsuits against commercial vehicles was sent to the desk of Gov. Kim Reynolds for enactment.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
April 20, 2023