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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, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

TMW Buys IDSC; Upgrades TruckMate Program

Transportation technology provider TMW Systems said Monday it acquired Integrated Support Decision Corporation, for an undisclosed sum.

September 17, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

PeopleNet, Microdea Set In-Cab Scanning

Transportation software firm PeopleNet, in partnership with Microdea Inc., said Monday the two have introduced in-cab scanning for the trucking industry.

September 17, 2007
Business, Safety, Autonomous

GAO Faults FMCSA on Trucking Fines

Trucking regulators do not always use the maximum fines on trucking companies found with serious safety violations, according to the Government Accountability Office, Bloomberg reported.

September 17, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Trucking’s Interest in GPS Devices Growing to Meet Needs of Shippers, Survey Finds

Global Positioning System equipment has not yet become standard for all motor carriers, but more fleets are showing interest in the technology to meet the demands of shippers, and those who use it already rate their systems highly, a recent survey showed.

September 17, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

TransForce Signs Deal to Purchase Courier

Canadian transportation and logistics firm TransForce Income Fund said it had signed a definitive agreement to buy Century II Holdings, which owns courier company Information Communication Services.

September 17, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Hours-of-Service Rule Change Stalls

Recent legal moves by American Trucking Associations will temporarily keep existing driver hours-of-service rules in place, trucking officials said.

September 17, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Senate Blocks Funds for Mexican Truck Pilot Plan

The Senate last week stripped funding for the Transportation Department’s cross-border trucking program from DOT’s budget just days after the first Mexican truck was allowed to deliver freight to a destination in the United States.

September 17, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Diesel Price Gains 3.1¢ to $2.924

The national average price of diesel fuel hit its highest level in more than a year last week following a 3.1-cent increase to $2.924 a gallon, while crude oil closed at more than $80 a barrel for the first time.

September 17, 2007
Business, Fuel, Safety, Government

UPS Expands Air Service in Japan

UPS Inc. said it reached agreement with the U.S. State and Transportation Departments to expand its air operations to and from Japan.

September 14, 2007
Business, Safety

Rail, Intermodal Traffic Drop for Week

Rail carload and intermodal freight traffic declined from a year ago for the Labor Day holiday week ended Saturday, the Association of American Railroads said.

September 13, 2007