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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, Logistics, Global Freight

Union Pacific Profit Up 1% in Q4 as Deliveries Rise

OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific’s fourth-quarter profit crept up 1% as the railroad delivered more fertilizer, imported goods and vehicles.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
January 25, 2024

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Government, Business, Safety

Work-Related Deaths Rise in 2022, BLS Report Finds

The number of job-related deaths rose 5.7% in 2022 compared with 2021, with workers in broadly defined transportation-related jobs accounting for the largest share of fatalities.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
January 25, 2024
Government, Safety

Canadian Court Says Trudeau Overreached Curbing 2022 Protests

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s use of emergency legislation to quell the 2022 “freedom convoy” protests in Ottawa and at border crossings was unjustified, the Federal Court of Canada ruled.

January 24, 2024
Government, Business, Safety

US House Advances Bill to Protect Moving Privacy

Legislation intended to protect people’s personal information was easily approved by the U.S. House of Representatives this month.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 23, 2024
Business, Equipment, Safety

60 Seconds: States Issue Emergency HOS Waiver for Fuel Deliveries

Extreme cold weather prompts efforts to prevent shortages. Although some states issued orders several days ago that soon expire, others with longer duration emergency orders are Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, South Dakota and Tennessee. 

January 23, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Amazon Fined in France for Employee Monitoring in Warehouses

France’s privacy watchdog said Jan. 23 that it hit Amazon’s warehouse unit with a $35 million fine for using an “excessively intrusive system” to monitor worker performance and activity.

January 23, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Global Freight

Red Sea Chaos Starting to Impair Profits Across Industries

With the Red Sea crisis roiling shipments of everything from cars to energy, it’s a matter of time before soaring costs and supply chain strains show up in companies’ earnings reports.

January 23, 2024
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

DOT Panel Examines Maintenance Language in Lease Agreements

A U.S. Department of Transportation leasing task force has begun examining maintenance provisions in lease-purchase agreements.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 23, 2024
Business, Safety, TCA

Pennsylvania Goodwill Promotes CDL Training for Youth

Officials at Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania announced this month they are holding open enrollment for a program aimed at showing young people the benefits of CDL certification.

Patrick Varine | Tribune-Review, Greensburg, Pa.
January 22, 2024
Business, Safety

Daihatsu Sees Long Wait to Resume Business Amid Safety Snafu

TOKYO — Daihatsu Motor Co., a Japanese unit of Toyota Motor Corp. that allegedly cheated on safety tests for decades, said Jan. 22 it doesn’t expect to resume shipping cars any time soon.

Yuri Kageyama | Associated Press
January 22, 2024