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.
Rail intermodal traffic fell 1.1% for the week ended Saturday compared with a year ago, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday.April 10, 2008
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The National Industrial Transportation League said Bruce Carlton will become the group’s president on June 1. He will succeed interim president Annette Sandberg.April 10, 2008
The Department of Transportation’s freight transportation services index for February rose 2.7% from a year earlier, DOT said Wednesday.April 9, 2008
As I understand the new driver-training rules, they indicate that a company cannot hire drivers if that company has a school for training those drivers. This is in conflict with every training institution in the country — if not the world.April 9, 2008
Safety is the paramount goal of every motor carrier. From intensive driver training to using the finest technology available, the trucking industry strives to uphold the highest safety standards while ensuring the smooth and steady flow of cargo on our nation’s highways.April 9, 2008
The main funding vehicle for the U.S. highway infrastructure will be exhausted by next year, according to a transportation expert, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.April 9, 2008
Jevic Transportation said it plans to close a facility in West Chester Township, Ohio, in June, the Hamilton (Ohio) News-Journal reported.April 9, 2008
Federal Reserve officials anticipated that the U.S. economy will shrink in the first half of the year, while noting concerns about a possible “prolonged and severe economic downturn,” when they cut interest rates last month, according to the minutes of the meeting released Tuesday.April 8, 2008
Diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. said Tuesday it opened its first fuel systems manufacturing site outside of North America, the Cummins Fuel Systems Wuhan plant, in China.April 8, 2008
The American Transportation Research Institute has initiated a study of the costs and benefits of removing snow and ice from the tops of tractor-trailers.April 8, 2008