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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

Iteris Reports Higher Income for Quarter, Fiscal Year

Iteris Inc., which makes lane-departure warning systems for the trucking industry, reported its fiscal fourth-quarter profit improved from a year ago.

June 2, 2008

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Business, Safety

Tonnage Up 2% in April for Sixth Consecutive Month

U.S. truck tonnage rose 2% in April from a year ago, the sixth straight increase in monthly volumes, according to a preliminary report from American Trucking Associations.

June 2, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Fuel

Diesel Soars Another 22.6¢ to Record $4.723

Diesel continued to soar last week, jumping 22.6 cents to put the national average retail price at an unprecedented $4.723 a gallon, according to the Department of Energy.

June 2, 2008
Fuel, Government, Business, Safety

Bill Would Require Ships to Use Clean Fuel

Emissions from cargo ships would be reduced under legislation that passed the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, the Associated Press reported.

May 30, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

NAFTA Surface Trade Rises 1.5%


Surface trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico rose 1.5% in March from a year earlier, though imports by truck fell, the Department of Transportation said Thursday.

May 29, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

Frozen Food Express to Slow Fleet’s Speed to 62 MPH

Refrigerated truckload carrier Frozen Food Express Industries said Thursday it will lower the maximum speed of its trucks to 62 miles per hour, from 65 mph, in an effort to save money on fuel.

May 29, 2008
Business, Safety

Rail, Intermodal Traffic Fall for Week

Rail and intermodal traffic fell for the week ended Saturday compared from a year ago, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday.

May 29, 2008
Business, Fuel, Safety, Government

UPS to Handle DHL’s North America Air Service

UPS Inc. said Wednesday it will provide air transportation in North America for competitor DHL Express, as DHL works to cut costs.

May 28, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Technology

Letters to the Editor: Ban on Independents, Exporting U.S. Diesel, Ticketing Truckers, Fuel and Emissions

In response to the Los Angeles Port Authority’s looming ban on owner-operators, it never ceases to amaze me that our governmental bodies believe they have autonomous authority over all things.

May 28, 2008
Fuel, Business, Safety, Equipment, Government

Ford, American Axle Plan Job Cuts

Ford Motor Co. plans to lay off up to 12% of its salaried employees by August as part of a restructuring in the face of slumping sales and high fuel prices, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

May 28, 2008