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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.

Government, Business, Safety

Rail Bridge Collapses During Midwest Flooding

A huge train bridge collapsed into the Big Sioux River near Sioux City, Iowa, late June 23, an emergency manager said.

June 24, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Railroads Must Report Hazmat Immediately After Derailment

OMAHA, Neb. — A new federal rule aims to ensure first responders can find out what hazardous chemicals are on a train almost immediately after a derailment so they can respond appropriately.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
June 24, 2024
Business, Safety

New England Truckers Support Brian Singelais

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn.— Brian Singelais, a former NTDC class champion, has received an outpouring of support from the New England trucking community as he recovers from a heart transplant. 

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 23, 2024
Government, Business, Safety

Louisiana Governor Vetoes State Tort Reform Bill

Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry has vetoed tort reform legislation touted by trucking leaders as a step toward stabilizing excessive insurance and legal costs.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 21, 2024
Business, Technology, Safety

Car Dealerships Disrupted by Pair of Cyberattacks

NEW YORK — Car dealerships in North America continue to wrestle with major disruptions that started last week with cyberattacks on a software company used widely in the auto retail sales sector.

Wyatte Grantham-Philips | Associated Press
June 21, 2024
Government, Safety

Buttigieg Promotes Infrastructure Law During Election Year

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has been pointing to the benefits linked to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which President Joe Biden touts as a signature achievement.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 20, 2024
Government, Business, Safety

Motor Carriers Not Quick to Enroll in Apprenticeship Program

In 2022, some in trucking hoped that a pilot to teach and monitor 18- to 20-year-olds in interstate commerce could help lessen the driver shortage. Now it’s not looking that way.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 20, 2024
Business, Safety

ATRI Research Identifies Challenges for Female Truck Drivers

A new study by the American Transportation Research Institute identifies key obstacles that keep women from entering and remaining in the trucking industry.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 20, 2024
Business, Equipment, Safety

Road to NTDC Spotlight: Andrew Lewis

When Andrew Lewis, 22, competed in Maine's state truck driving championship May 18, he kicked off the fourth generation of “roadeo” competitors for the Lewis family.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 20, 2024
Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA

CSX Plans Infrastructure Work at Maryland Yard

CUMBERLAND, Md. — Infrastructure improvements at CSX’s Cumberland yard will increase capacity and allow railcars that previously couldn’t move through the yard to do so, the company said.

June 17, 2024