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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, Equipment, Safety

Uptake, Geotab Partner for AI-Powered Fleet Management

Uptake Uptake via YouTube

Industrial solutions software company Uptake and fleet telematics provider Geotab have partnered to develop a service to help fleets predict failures.

Transport Topics
October 26, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

New Jersey’s Sen. Robert Menendez, Bob Hugin Disagree on Infrastructure Funding

Robert Menendez Hugin (left) and Menendez debate on Oct. 24 in Newark, N.J. (Julio Cortez, Pool/Associated Press)

This November, if New Jersey voters elect Republican political novice Bob Hugin to the U.S. Senate, President Donald Trump’s chances of advancing an infrastructure funding agenda through Congress next year could improve.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 25, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Chevron Agrees to $160 Million Upgrade, Fines to End Pollution Probe

Chevron facility Paul Sakuma/Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — Federal officials said Oct. 24 that Chevron Corp. has agreed to pay a nearly $3 million fine and spend $160 million on environmental improvements and upgrading oil refineries to resolve allegations the company violated pollution laws.

Associated Press
October 25, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Glider Kit Study Drew ‘Inaccurate’ Conclusions, Tennessee Tech Finds

Fitzgerald glider kit A Fitzgerald glider kit on display at the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

A misconduct investigation completed by Tennessee Technological University concluded that university researchers erred when stating in an industry-funded glider kit study that emissions from the trucks are as clean or cleaner than those from newer trucks.

Joe Howard and Eric Miller | Staff Reporters
October 24, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Grants Waste Management HOS Exemption

Waste Management truck TT file photo

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted Waste Management Holdings Inc. an exemption from certain hours-of-service rules.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Top 100

Arkansas Federal Judge Rules Sleeper Berth Time Is 'Time-Worked'

Sleeper Berth Time John Sommers II for Transport Topics

A federal district judge in Arkansas has ruled that a legal class of nearly 3,000 truck drivers is entitled to compensation for time in the sleeper berth even though the drivers were signed out as off-duty.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

President Trump Signs Water Infrastructure Law

Water Infrastructure Law Containers at the Port of Seattle. (Port of Seattle)

President Donald Trump signed the Water Resources Development Act of 2018 into law Oct. 23.

Transport Topics
October 23, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

South Carolina DOT Program Addresses Rural Freight Needs

Rural Freight Needs I-26 North in South Carolina near Exit 22. (formulanone/Flickr)

The South Carolina Department of Transportation has developed a program to improve mobility and facilitate freight movement on rural interstate highways.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2018
Government, Safety

Audit of FMCSA’s Revamp of CSA Underway

U.S. DOT inspector John Miller/AP

The Department of Transportation’s Inspector General has begun a congressionally mandated audit of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s “corrective action plan” intended to revamp the agency’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability Program methodology.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 22, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

MCE 2018 to Focus on Cooperation, Trucking Industry Promotion

MCE 2018 Spear speaks during MCE 2017. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

When trucking officials gather at the annual American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition in Austin, Texas, Oct. 27-30, the major theme they will hear is how the industry can work together nationally and locally to promote trucking.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 20, 2018