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.
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
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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
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
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
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 measureNovember 13, 2007
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
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
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