Safety

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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

Con-way Lowers Fourth-Quarter Guidance

Transportation firm Con-way Inc. late Wednesday lowered its fourth-quarter 2006 earnings guidance due to a projected tonnage decline.

Transport Topics
January 4, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

TransForce Completes Acqusition of Trucking Firm Westfreight

Canadian transportation firm TransForce Income Fund said Thursday it completed its acquisition of Westfreight Systems and Westfreight Holdings (U.S.A.). Terms were not disclosed.

Transport Topics
January 4, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

DHS Issues ‘TWIC’ Credentialing Rule for Port Workers

The Department of Homeland Security Wednesday issued its final rule under its Transportation Worker Identification Credential program for port security.

Transport Topics
January 4, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

ISM Services Index Falls in December

The economy’s service sector growth rate fell in December following two increases, the Institute for Supply Management reported Thursday.

Transport Topics
January 4, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

ISM Manufacturing Index Rebounds from Contraction

The Institute for Supply Management said Wednesday its manufacturing index for December rose to 51.4 from a 49.5 reading, which had been the first contraction in more than three years.

Transport Topics
January 3, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

EGL’s CEO Offers to Take Company Private in $1.2 Bln. Buyout

Transportation and logistics firm EGL Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer James Crane and an investment firm offered to take the company private in a $1.2 billion buyout, the company said.

Transport Topics
January 3, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

HOS Rules in Canada Took Effect This Week

New Canadian hours-of-service rules for commercial drivers took effect Monday, but officials said it was not clear when most provinces would adopt and enforce them.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
January 3, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Letters to the Editor: 68 Miles Per Hour (Continued)

It looks like the only way the big companies can save face with shippers and receivers is to force smaller companies like us to downgrade our services to match their dysfunctional programs.

January 3, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

ABF Freight System Expands Services to Central, Southern States

Less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight System said late Tuesday it has expanded its regional transportation network to include central and southern states.

Transport Topics
January 3, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

U.S. Border Remains Closed to Trucks From Mexico

The Department of Transportation went from being “very close” to opening the border with Mexico to trucks, to preparing a pilot project to allow such trucks to enter the country, to having the border shuttered indefinitely to Mexican truck traffic.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
January 3, 2007

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