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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, 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
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Vitran’s 4Q Income Flat; Company Reports Record Year

Toronto-based transportation and logistics firm Vitran Corp.’s fourth-quarter profit was $5 million or 37 cents a share, compared with $5 million or 39 cents a year earlier.

Transport Topics
February 8, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Pacer’s Fourth-Quarter Income Rises; Revenue Dips

Transportation and third-party logistics firm Pacer International’s fourth-quarter net income rose to $21.5 million or 57 cents a share, from $20.4 million or 54 cents a year earlier.

Transport Topics
February 8, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

P.A.M. Reports Flat 4Q; Income, Revenue Rise for Year

Truckload carrier P.A.M. Transportation Services said Wednesday it earned $4.3 million or 41 cents a share for the fourth quarter, the same as its previous fourth quarter earnings.

Transport Topics
February 7, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Company Withdraws from $1.2 Billion Buyout Plan of EGL

Transportation and logistics firm EGL Inc. said Wednesday that the private firm set to buy the bulk of EGL’s stock and take the company private pulled out of the $1.2 billion deal, citing concerns about EGL’s impending 2006 earnings report.

Transport Topics
February 7, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Truckers Seen Supportive of SoCal Ports’ OffPeak Program

A growing number of truckers report higher earnings since the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles instituted their OffPeak program July 2005, the program’s sponsors said.

Transport Topics
February 7, 2007

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