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, Technology, Government, Safety

Congress Takes Action on Bills to Improve Cargo Security

In their first days as Congress’ new majority, Democrats on Capitol Hill introduced legislation calling for greater cargo screening and tracking of hazardous materials shipments.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
January 17, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

YRC Management Unit to Oversee Yellow, Roadway Brands

Less-than-truckload carrier YRC Worldwide, formerly Yellow Roadway Corp., said Monday it created a new management structure to oversee its Yellow Transportation and Roadway brands.

Transport Topics
January 16, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Big Storm Dumps Ice on Roads from Plains Through Northeast

A big winter ice storm hit states from Texas through the Northeast over the long weekend, making roads hazardous and knocking out power, news services reported.

Transport Topics
January 16, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Stricter Emission Rules Require New Oils, Lubricants

A major challenge facing the trucking industry as it copes with tighter emission standards from the Environmental Protection Agency is choosing the right type of oil to ensure that engines continue to perform to their maximum capability.

Tarun Reddy | Staff Reporter
January 16, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Technology Briefs — Jan. 9 - Jan. 16

DHL to Use Wi-Fi in U.S. Network • Grasses Touted as Potential Ethanol Source • Port of Tacoma Develops Container Yard Software • Louisiana Adds 511 Road-Info Service • And more...

January 16, 2007
Business, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder to Switch from Pension Plan to 401(k)

Ryder System said late Thursday that it will freeze its pension system and shift to a 401(k) savings plan, in a move that will affect about a third of its employees.

Transport Topics
January 12, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

FMCSA Proposes Mandatory EOBRs for Habitual Violators

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposed a rule Thursday to mandate the use of electronic onboard recorders for habitual violators of federal hours-of-service rules.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
January 11, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Equipment, Autonomous

ArvinMeritor to Develop Diesel-Electric Drivetrain for Wal-Mart

Trucking component maker ArvinMeritor and Wal-Mart Transportation have agreed to develop a dual-mode, diesel-electric drivetrain for a Class 8 tractor, the two said.

Transport Topics
January 11, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

DHS ’07 Security Grants Include More Port Security Funding

The Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday it will grant $445 million for fiscal year 2007 to protect critical infrastructure, including ports and transit systems.

Transport Topics
January 10, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Security & Safety Briefs — Jan. 4 - Jan. 10

Highway Watch Report Leads to Arrest • McMurray Named FMCSA’s Chief Safety Officer • Mass. Trucking Company Files Complaint Against FMCSA • Survey Cites Drivers’ HOS Compliance Concerns • And more...

January 10, 2007

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