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, Government, Safety

California to Close Stretch of I-215 This Weekend

Contractors will close a stretch of Interstate 215 in California starting Friday night through 4 a.m. Monday, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.

Transport Topics
January 19, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Several Northeast States Take Steps Toward Privatized Highways, New Tolls

As the federal government moved last week to help states promote private transportation investment, several states in the Northeast took initial steps toward adding toll roads or privatizing existing highways.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
January 19, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

TTNews.com to Close Monday for MLK Holiday

TTNews.com will be closed Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Please check back on Tuesday, Jan. 22, for the latest trucking and freight transportation news.

January 18, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

ATA Names New America’s Road Team for 2007-2008

American Trucking Associations Wednesday named the members of the 2007-2008 America’s Road Team, an elite group of drivers who have driven millions of miles safely and will serve as trucking ambassadors for the next two years.

Transport Topics
January 17, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Con-way, APL Logistics Expand Asian Port Service

Con-way Freight and APL Logistics said Wednesday they are adding four new Asian ports to the OceanGuaranteed less-than-container-load cargo service to the United States they started last summer.

Transport Topics
January 17, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Mullen Group Income Fund Co-CEO Steps Down

Canadian transportation firm Mullen Group Income Fund’s co-chief executive officer, Pat Powell, tendered his resignation, the company said late Tuesday.

Transport Topics
January 17, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Opinion: 4-Wheel Drivers Also Need Safety Training

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. As I review crash-related death and injury reports year after year, I am astounded by the tolerance of the American people for the mayhem on our highways. In 2005, an average of some 119 people died each day in motor vehicle crashes — one every 12 minutes — for a total of 43,443 people.

January 17, 2007
Business, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Letter to the Editor: Trade Support and Security

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is developing a commercial trade processing system — the Automated Commercial Environment — designed to facilitate legitimate cross-border trade while strengthening border security.

January 17, 2007
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

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