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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, Technology, Equipment, Safety

iTECH: Harnessing the Sun to Recharge Trailer Batteries

Considering that all batteries have a finite life span, harnessing sunlight is one way to keep tracking systems running for long periods on far-flung trailers.

Thomas M. Strah | Managing Editor
March 5, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Opinion: The Broker’s Role

According to the most recent Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration census, there are now 16,930 registered transportation brokers. These numbers have been growing at a rate of 30% over the course of the past three years.

March 2, 2007
Business, Safety

Intermodal Traffic Rises 9.2% for Week, AAR Says

Rail intermodal levels rose last week but overall carload traffic continued a downward trend for the year, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday.

Transport Topics
March 1, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

December Nafta Surface Trade Dips 0.1%, DOT Says

Surface trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico dipped 0.1% in December from the same month a year earlier, though both truck and rail numbers rose, the Department of Transportation said.

Transport Topics
March 1, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

February ISM Manufacturing Index Moves to Positive Territory

The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index for February rose to positive territory from January’s contraction, ISM said Thursday.

Transport Topics
March 1, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

EGL’s Fourth-Quarter Income Falls

Transportation and logistics firm EGL Inc. said its fourth-quarter income fell to $10.9 million or 27 cents a share, from $19.1 million or 47 cents in the previous fourth quarter.

Transport Topics
February 28, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Editorial: Testing Longer, Heavier Trucks

The new chairman of the pivotal House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. James Oberstar, said he would support a pilot program to test the effects that raising truck size and weight limits would have on the nation’s highways.

February 28, 2007
Business, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Security & Safety Briefs — Feb. 22 - Feb. 28

U.S. Delays Border Inspection Fees • Charleston Port Sets New Security System • Oshkosh Wins $878 Million Army Contract • Survey Highlights Traffic Congestion Concern

February 28, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Transportation Stocks Take Hit in Market Tumble

Transportation stocks, including airlines, trucking companies and railroads, were among the hardest hit in Tuesday’s stock market tumble, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
February 28, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Oberstar Suggests Size Test

WASHINGTON — Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.), a key transportation legislator and a longtime opponent of increasing truck sizes and weights, told Transport Topics he would now support a pilot study of larger vehicles on U.S. highways.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
February 28, 2007

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