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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

Letters to the Editor: SafeStat Scores, Hypermiling

These letters appear in the June 18 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.

SafeStat Scores

June 19, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

N.Y. Gov. Sees Passage of Congestion Fee

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

A proposed plan to charge fees on vehicles entering New York’s business district could win approval from state lawmakers as soon as Thursday, according to Gov. Eliot Spitzer, Bloomberg News reported. (Click here to write a Letter to the Editor.)

Transport Topics
June 19, 2007
Business, Safety

1Q Driver Turnover Rates Rise

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Driver turnover rates rose in the first quarter at both large truckload and less-than-truckload carriers, while the rate fell modestly for smaller truckload carriers, according to new American Trucking Associations data.

Transport Topics
June 18, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Analyst Lowers 2Q Outlook

Bruce Andrew Peters

An analyst with Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. lowered the second-quarter and full-year earnings estimates on 13 freight companies — including 12 trucking companies — citing continued softness in the transportation market, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
June 18, 2007
Business, Safety

ATA Reorganizes Highway Watch Program

American Truck Associations has announced a reorganization of the management of the Highway Watch program.

Transport Topics
June 18, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Democrats Demand Action on ‘Hot’ Fuel

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats said steps need to be taken to ensure that U.S. consumers are not getting shortchanged by “hot” fuel, but representatives of the fuel retailing industry said adjusting sales by temperature was unnecessary and would hurt small businesses.

June 18, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

iTECH: Capturing Data for Electronic Driver Logs

By Stephen Bennett, Contributing Writer

June 18, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

May Truck Sales Fall 51%

Heavy-duty retail truck sales in the United States fell 51.7% in May from year-ago levels, the result of slowing freight demand and the impact of last year’s big pre-buy.

June 18, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

NYC Cuts Traffic-Plan Fee for Trucks Meeting EPA Rule

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a change in his congestion pricing proposal, saying trucks meeting federal engine emission standards would be charged $7 to enter Manhattan at peak times, rather than $21.

June 18, 2007

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