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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, Government, Safety, Fuel

Oil Falls Below $95 as Refineries Escape Major Damage from Hurricane Ike

Crude oil fell $7 to below $95 a barrel in early trading Monday, a seven-month low, as Gulf of Mexico refineries escaped major damage from Hurricane Ike over the weekend, Bloomberg reported Monday.

September 15, 2008

Daily Briefings from Transport Topics

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Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Court Denies Calif. Port Stay; ATA Files Expedited Appeal

A federal judge last week denied American Trucking Associations’ request for a preliminary injunction against controversial portions of emission-reduction programs at the California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

September 15, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Trucking Companies Face Growing Cash Crunch as Shippers Struggle to Survive Downturn

Astronomic fuel prices are only part of the economic drag on trucking these days. Add the growing length of time on accounts receivables, more customer bankruptcies and the tightening of credit by suppliers and lenders, and it’s easy to see how carriers’ cash flow has ebbed.

September 15, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

Gulf Refineries Brace for Hurricane Ike’s Landfall Near Houston

Oil refineries on the Gulf Coast in Texas and Louisiana shut down operations Friday as Hurricane Ike prepared to come ashore overnight near Houston in what could be the biggest hurricane to hit Texas in 50 years, news services reported.

September 11, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Letters to the Editor: Mexico Border Pilot, Driver Appreciation, Outsourcing Overseas, Slow-Pay Blues

If the Chinese are going to make all the goods, the Arabs supply all the oil and the Mexicans do all the transportation, what are we going to do? This sounds very much like the fall of the Roman Empire in past history.

September 11, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

DOT Freight Transportation Index Jumps 4.1% in July

The Department of Transportation’s freight transportation services index jumped 4.1% in July from a year ago, the largest July-over-July gain in four years.

September 10, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

House Passes Bill to Halt Mexican Trucks Program

The House voted 395-18 late Tuesday to halt the Department of Transportation’s year-old program to allow Mexican trucks free access to U.S. roads.

September 10, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Editorial: Reducing Highway Fatalities

Trucking-related highway fatalities fell again last year, to their lowest level in 15 years, according to data from the Department of Transportation.

September 10, 2008
Business, Fuel, Safety, Government

DHL Testifies Before House Panel on UPS Air Deal

DHL Express Global Chief Executive Officer John Mullen told a House panel Tuesday that the company’s proposed deal to let UPS Inc. handle its North American air services was necessary for the company “to remain a viable competitor in the U.S. market.”

September 9, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Judge Tentatively Denies Injunction in SoCal Port Suit; ATA to Appeal

A federal judge tentatively denied American Trucking Associations’ request for an injunction that would delay the start of concessionaire programs for drayage drivers at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

September 9, 2008