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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.

Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Appeals Court Strikes Down CAFE Standards for Light Trucks

A federal appeals court ruled that Department of Transportation failed to take into account the value of reducing carbon emissions in setting the rules for 2008-2011 model light trucks and sport utility vehicles, Bloomberg News reported Thursday.

November 15, 2007

Daily Briefings from Transport Topics

Transport Topics has partnered with Spoken Layer to make one-minute daily briefings available on all your smart devices. Simply say “Alexa, play Transport Topics” or “Okay Google, talk to Transport Topics” to get the day’s biggest trucking headlines.

Business, Safety, Government

DOT Transportation Index Slips in September

The Department of Transportation’s freight transportation services index for September fell 1.6% compared with a year ago, DOT said Wednesday.

November 14, 2007
Business, Safety

Opinion: Driver Safety, Retention Challenge Truckers

When I think about driver safety, retention, recruiting and productivity, the actions of four groups come to mind: shippers, receivers, carriers and government. Each plays an integral part in developing efficient truckload capacity in America.

November 14, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

TxDOT Recommends Use of Existing Highways in Trans-Texas Corridor

The Texas Department of Transportation said that existing highways could be incorporated into the proposed Trans-Texas Corridor, a planned 4,000 mile superhighway that would incorporate tolling and truck-only lanes.

November 14, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Savannah Port Enrolls Workers in TWIC

The Transportation Safety Administration said that that beginning Thursday, some 23,000 workers from the Port of Savannah, including truck drivers, are expected to enroll in the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Worker Identification Credential Program.

November 14, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Legislators Drop Amendment to Block I-80 Tolls

An amendment that would have blocked tolling on Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania was dropped from the 2008 federal transportation appropriations legislation, said the congressmen who introduced the measure

November 13, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

DOT Drug Tests Faulty, GAO Tells House Panel

WASHINGTON — Federal investigators told Congress that the Department of Transportation’s drug- and alcohol-testing program for truck drivers is unreliable and riddled with problems.

November 12, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Bigger Ships to Bring Changes To Ports’ Container Handling

Sometime in the near future, a new generation of supersized containerships — up to 50% larger than current vessels — will make its first appearance on the East Coast of the United States.

November 12, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

TTNews.com to Close Tuesday for Veterans Day

Transport Topics Online will be closed Tuesday because of the Veterans Day holiday. Please check back on Wednesday, Nov. 12, for the latest trucking and freight transportation news.

November 10, 2007
Business, Safety

Intermodal Traffic Drops for Week

Rail traffic rose slightly, but intermodal traffic continued a downward trend in falling for the week ended Saturday from the same week last year, the Association of American Railroads said.

November 9, 2007