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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, Government

ISM Services Index Declines in March

The Institute for Supply Management's services index slipped to 52.4 in March from February’s reading of 54.3, ISM said Wednesday.

Transport Topics
April 4, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Speed Limiter Petitions Draw Heavy Response

The Department of Transportation received nearly 3,700 responses, many of them anonymous, to a pair of petitions seeking a federal regulation to limit truck engine speeds to 68 miles per hour, with comments ranging from strong support to warnings of increased road rage.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2007
Business, Safety

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April 3, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Safety

Kitty Hawk’s 4Q Earnings Increase

Air freight and cargo company Kitty Hawk Inc. said Tuesday it earned $8.3 million or 15 cents a share in the fourth quarter, compared with a loss of $4.1 million or 8 cents a year earlier.

Transport Topics
April 3, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Equipment

Strike Continues at Cummins Crosspoint

Negotiations between Teamsters and a distributor for diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. continued Tuesday, two days after workers at a West Virginia facility went on strike, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
April 3, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Safety

Air Cargo Shipments Dip 0.6%

Air cargo shipments inched up 0.6% in February, the Air Transport Association said late Monday.

Transport Topics
April 3, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Opinion: Accidents Happen: Prepare Your Drivers

 

April 3, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Freightliner to Redesign Trucks in Response to EPA 2010 Rules

By Jonathan S. Reiskin, Associate News Editor

April 2, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

Supreme Court Calls for Review of Greenhouse Gas Rules

The Supreme Court Monday ordered the federal government to take a new look at regulating carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles, in a rebuke to the Bush administration’s policy on global warming, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
April 2, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

ISM Manufacturing Index Declines in March

The Institute for Supply Management’s March manufacturing index slowed and costs rose to the highest since August, ISM said Monday.

Transport Topics
April 2, 2007

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