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.
American Trucking Associations testified Wednesday before a Senate subcommittee in support of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s hours-of-service rule, but two groups opposing the regulation challenged the agency.December 19, 2007
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will publish its final rule on electronic onboard recorders during 2008, Administrator John Hill said.December 19, 2007
Kudos to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for reaffirming its new hours-of-service rules for commercial drivers and removing much of the uncertainty that has hung over these rules since the recent court action vacating portions of it.December 19, 2007
The Department of Transportation said Tuesday it is asking private industry, research organizations, and state and local governments for commercially available technology to fight congestion and improve the safety within the U.S. transportation system.December 19, 2007
WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in a long-awaited response to a ruling striking down key portions of its driver hours-of-service regulation, said it would continue allowing drivers 11 hours behind the wheel daily and letting them reset the weekly limit after a 34-hour break.December 17, 2007
Truck trailer sales and production continued to lag through the third quarter, with U.S. registrations of new units down 24.7%, year-over-year, and the decline of industrywide production levels accelerating.December 17, 2007
The number of people killed in large-truck crashes for every mile driven and the rate of fatal crashes involving large trucks fell to all-time lows in 2006, according to a Transport Topics analysis of data from the Department of Transportation.December 17, 2007