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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, Logistics

Mullen’s 4Q Income Declines; Full-Year Results Improve

Canadian transportation firm Mullen Group Income Fund reported its fourth-quarter profit fell to C$14 million or 17 cents per share, from C$24.7 million or 52 cents a year earlier.

Transport Topics
March 7, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Richard Bailey Named President of Boyd Bros. Transportation

Richard Bailey was promoted to president of flatbed truckload carrier Boyd Bros. Transportation Co., the company said.

Transport Topics
March 7, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Safety

Air Cargo Shipments Rise 2.1% in January

Air cargo shipments rose 2.1% in January from a year earlier, with about an even split in gains in domestic and international shipments, the Air Transport Association said.

Transport Topics
March 7, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Security & Safety Briefs — March 1 - March 7

Arkansas Seat Belt Law Gains Support • Train Accidents Decline for Second Year, DOT Says

March 7, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Editorial: Opening the U.S.-Mexico Border

The Department of Transportation’s move to conduct a broad test of opening the U.S.-Mexican border to truck traffic is a prudent step toward honoring mutual commitments made by both nations when the North American Free Trade Agreement was ratified.

March 7, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Washington State Court Backs Drivers’ Overtime

In a 5-4 opinion, the Washington State Supreme Court has interpreted a state overtime provision to apply to interstate truck drivers who work in excess of 40 hours in a week, regardless of whether a portion of those working hours take place outside of the state.

Transport Topics
March 7, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

DOT Shows Interest in Study of Heavier Trucks’ Effect on Highways

OTAY MESA, Calif. — U.S. Department of Transportation officials said they would be interested in a potential study of larger or heavier trucks, suggested recently by the chairman of the House transportation committee.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
March 7, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

DHS Says Security Won’t Lessen When Trucks Enter From Mexico

EL PASO, Texas — The Transportation Department’s pilot project allowing a limited number of Mexican carriers to access U.S. highways would not diminish security at the border, Michael Jackson, deputy secretary of Homeland Security, said at a Feb. 23 press conference.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
March 7, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Sen. Murray Sets Hearing on Border Plan

WASHINGTON — Advocacy groups and congressional leaders, citing safety concerns, questioned the Department of Transportation’s decision to allow Mexican trucks into the United States, and a key senator said she would hold a hearing on the issue.

Transport Topics
March 7, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Diesel Jumps 7.5 Cents to $2.626; Gas Soars 12.2 Cents

The average national price of diesel fuel jumped 7.5 cents to $2.626 a gallon, while gasoline soared 12.2 cents from last week to $2.505, the Department of Energy said Monday.

Transport Topics
March 6, 2007

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