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.
Rather than trying to hold back the tide, American Trucking Associations’ leaders have decided the industry should get ready to funnel, in beneficial ways, the political groundswell that is rising behind the popular surge of interest in global warming.October 22, 2007
Truckers are now required to electronically submit manifests detailing cargo and carrier information to U.S. Customs and Border Protection prior to arrival at Maine and Minnesota land border ports of entry, the agency said.October 22, 2007
Against the backdrop of political and regulatory uncertainty, American Trucking Associations members will come together this week to talk primarily about the business of trucking, the state of the industry, the health of the economy and new opportunities for carriers here and abroad.October 21, 2007
WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected to issue a revised hours-of-service rule that would keep two key provisions a federal court struck down but would address the court’s concerns over those provisions, according to ATA President Bill Graves.October 21, 2007
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said last month that bales of hay and straw could be secured by less stringent methods than standard cargo-securing regulations require, because of the nature of those commodities.October 19, 2007
Return on investment is a standard measurement of the dollar value of an information technology system. Small or medium-sized fleets likely focus their financials on cost per truck — “per seat,” in the IT lexicon.October 19, 2007