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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, Safety

First-Time In-Person Competitor Wins Rush Tech Skills Challenge

SAN ANTONIO — Rush Enterprises Inc. resumed its annual technician challenge as an in-person competition ­— with a first-time in-person competitor as grand champion — after a two-year hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a return to normal that was welcomed by the company’s leader.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 15, 2022

Daily Briefings from Transport Topics

Transport Topics has partnered with Spoken Layer to make one-minute daily briefings available on all your smart devices. Simply say “Alexa, play Transport Topics” or “Okay Google, talk to Transport Topics” to get the day’s biggest trucking headlines.

Safety

Winter Storm Knocks Out Power in Multiple States, Tornadoes Hit South

A winter storm that killed three people earlier this week has knocked out power in seven states and unleashed tornadoes near New Orleans.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
December 15, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

DOT Awards Virginia $97.6 Million in Loans to Improve I-81

Virginia has $97.6 million in two new low-interest federal loans to improve safety and traffic flows along its rolling Interstate 81 that cuts through rural mountain areas in a main trucking route linking southern economic areas and northeast markets.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
December 15, 2022
Safety

Cold Blast Threatens Eastern US as Gulf Coast Tornado Risk Lingers

Tornadoes have killed at least two people in Louisiana as a violent weather system moves across the U.S., spawning blizzards in the Great Plains that will be followed by a blast of the season’s coldest weather to the Midwest, Northeast and Texas.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
December 14, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Texas Steps Up Safety Inspections Along Ports of Entry

With extra holiday congestion at the El Paso border, Texas Department of Public Safety officers are conducting random enhanced inspections on commercial vehicles as they cross international ports of entry from Mexico into Texas to combat illegal activity.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
December 14, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

GSA to Spend $3.4 Billion to Update 26 Land Ports of Entry

Replacing pavement at Otay Mesa land port of entry in California is the latest of 50 modernization projects the General Services Administration has embarked on using $3.4 billion in federal infrastructure funds.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
December 14, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Georgia, Nebraska Extend Trucking-Related Executive Orders

Earlier emergency orders have been extended in Georgia for supply chain and oversize permits and in Nebraska for driving hours hauling fuel.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
December 14, 2022
Government, Safety

Congress Eyes Final Water Infrastructure Bill

Legislation that would approve funding for water infrastructure projects around the country has been finalized, congressional transportation leaders announced this month.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 12, 2022
Business, Equipment, Safety

Grote Expands Design, Production Facility in Mexico

Grote Industries announced an expansion of its engineering design center and production facility in Apodaca, Mexico.

December 12, 2022
Business, Safety

Snow, Blizzards and Tornadoes to Sweep US This Week

The storm that drenched California, dropped snow by the foot across the Sierra Nevada and knocked out power to thousands is drifting east, threatening to bring tornadoes to some areas of the U.S. later this week.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
December 12, 2022