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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

Winter Storm Causes Havoc From Midwest to East Coast

A winter blast of snow, freezing rain and frigid temperatures created headaches for travelers across the Midwest Tuesday, pushing cars and tractor-trailer rigs off highways, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
February 13, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Safety

Forward Air Reports Flat Fourth-Quarter Profit

Forward Air Corp., a contractor to the air cargo industry, reported its fourth-quarter net income matched the previous year’s, at $12.2 million, while earnings per share climbed to 40 cents a share from 38 cents.

Transport Topics
February 13, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

Expeditors International Reports Lower 4Q Profit

Logistics firm Expeditors International of Washington on Tuesday said its fourth-quarter profits fell to $62.6 million or 28 cents a share, down from $74.3 million or 34 cents a year ago.

Transport Topics
February 13, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Wisconsin Gov. Wants Oil Tax to Fund Transportation Needs

Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle (D) has proposed a new tax on oil companies to help raise needed funds for the state’s transportation projects, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

Transport Topics
February 13, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

Hub Group’s Fourth-Quarter, Full-Year Earnings Rise

Third-party logistics provider Hub Group said late Monday it earned $13.5 million or 34 cents a share in the fourth quarter, up from $10.1 million or 25 cents a share for the same quarter a year earlier.

Transport Topics
February 12, 2007
Business, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder to Boost Dividend 3 Cents to 21 Cents a Share in March

Ryder System said Monday its board approved a 3-cent increase in its dividend, boosting the payout to 21 cents a share.

Transport Topics
February 12, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Technology

Technology Briefs — Feb. 6 - Feb. 12

UniGroup Chooses TMW for Cellphone Communications • Corning Sees Growth in Diesel-Filters Unit • Xata’s First-Quarter Loss Narrows • Intermec Postpones 4Q Earnings Release

February 12, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

TMC Group Says Onboard Recorder Rule May Be Costly

TAMPA, Fla. — A Technology & Maintenance Council task force said several provisions of the proposed federal requirement for electronic onboard recorders need clarification, and the rule’s required data-display equipment could be a costly and ineffective expense for trucking companies.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2007
Business, Safety, Autonomous

ATA to Launch Driver Recruitment Web Site Friday

American Trucking Associations will launch its driver recruitment Web site, GetTrucking.com, Friday at 5 p.m. Eastern time.

Transport Topics
February 9, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

ATA Petitions FMCSA for Employer Notification

American Trucking Associations has filed a petition with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week seeking amendments to rules regarding employer notification and drivers.

Transport Topics
February 9, 2007

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