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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, Government

iTECH: There’s More to Return on Investment Than a Price Tag

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
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Ryder Gets Boeing Transportation Contract

Ryder System said Friday that that aerospace firm Boeing Co. has chosen Ryder to provide global transportation management services.

October 19, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

China Trucking Panel Set for MCE

Opportunities in trucking and logistics in China’s burgeoning economy will be the subject of a panel discussion at American Trucking Associations’ annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., next week.

October 19, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Covenant Takes Third-Quarter Loss

Covenant Transportation Group reported it lost $3.6 million or 25 cents a share, compared with a net income of $795,000 or 6 cents a year earlier.

October 19, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Landstar’s 3Q Earnings Dip

Truckload carrier Landstar System said Thursday its third-quarter net income slipped from a year ago, though its per-share income rose.

October 18, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Knight’s Third-Quarter Earnings Decline

Truckload carrier Knight Transportation’s third-quarter profit fell to $14.5 million or 17 cents a share, from $18.9 million or 22 cents a year ago.

October 18, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Peters Asks Congress to Approve Mexican Truck Program

Transportation Secretary Mary Peters asked Congress Wednesday to reconsider its pending prohibition and let a cross-border trucking demonstration program between the United States and Mexico proceed.

October 17, 2007
Business, Safety

I-5 Tunnel Concerns Cited Following SoCal Crash

A chain-reaction crash on Interstate 5 that left three people dead was apparently caused when a trucker lost control emerging from the tunnel, and some truckers cited concerns with the tunnel’s configuration, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.

October 17, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Court Says FedEx Drivers Can Sue for Status; Company Plans To Appeal

A federal judge ruled Monday that FedEx Corp.’s independent drivers can sue as a group for benefits sought in a lawsuit filed by workers claiming they should be paid as full-time employees, Bloomberg reported.

October 16, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

ATA Expects 11-Hour HOS Limit Will Hold

ATA President Bill Graves said Friday that he expects a court’s 90-day stay will give federal regulators enough time to issue an interim final rule maintaining an 11-hour limit for truck drivers’ hours of service, the Associated Press reported.

October 15, 2007