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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

Senate Bill Blocks Some Tolls

A transportation spending bill passed by the Senate Wednesday includes a ban on tolls for existing Texas roadways, the Associated Press reported.

September 13, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Conn. Sets Truck Ban on Dangerous Decline

The Connecticut State Traffic Commission has put in place a temporary ban on big trucks from the a steep portion of state Route 44 on Avon Mountain, the Hartford Courant reported.

September 13, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

DOT Freight Transport Index Drops

The Department of Transportation’s freight transportation services index for July declined 2.9% from the same month a year ago, DOT said Wednesday.

September 13, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

TSA Assessing Results of Trucking Security Program

A recently concluded pilot program in Missouri will help the Transportation Security Administration assess and improve the security of U.S. highways and motor carriers, TSA said Wednesday.

September 12, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Waiting on Hours-of-Service Actions

John Hill, head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, said Friday that the agency was waiting to see if other interested parties took action to delay implementation of a court ruling eliminating significant portions of the hours-of-service rule.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
September 12, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Senate Votes Against Mexican Trucks Program

Less than a week after the first Mexican trucks were allowed by the Transportation Department past a border zone, the Senate voted on Tuesday to ban Mexican trucks from U.S. roadways, the Associated Press reported.

September 12, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Finishes Initial Testing of Technology for Wireless Roadside Vehicle Inspections

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said it successfully completed phase-one testing of wireless roadside inspection technology for commercial vehicles.

September 12, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Letters to the Editor: Opening the Borders, HOS (Cont’d.)

If the U.S. Department of Transportation grants entry to a Mexican truck, Transport Canada won’t do anything to keep it out of Canada.

September 12, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

DOT Sets Funding Plan for Highway ‘Corridors of the Future’

The Department of Transportation said Monday that six major interstate routes will be the first to participate in a new federal initiative called “Corridors of the Future” to develop multi-state corridors to help reduce congestion.

September 10, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

California Targets Oldest Trucks in New Emissions Proposal

A proposed California Air Resources Board regulation would force the owners of an estimated 80,000 trucks built before 1994 to remove them from the state’s roads by 2009, a trucking official said.

September 10, 2007