Safety

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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

Truck Makers’ Exports Climb

Exports of heavy trucks built in North America have risen to 35% of overall output this year, while domestic sales have plunged, analysts and manufacturers said.

June 11, 2007

Daily Briefings from Transport Topics

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Business, Safety, Government

Lawmakers Urge Limits to Road Privatization

Key House leaders gave faint praise to plans for public-private transportation projects, but warned states that such deals should preserve the public’s interest by avoiding price-gouging and restrictions on competing roadways.

June 11, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Letters to the Editor: Double Brokering, Gasoline Prices

I believe the Transportation Intermediaries Association should solve the problem of “double-brokering” before trying to convince regulators to allow third-party logistics providers to join the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism.

June 8, 2007
Business, Safety

PHH Arval Develops Training Tool

June 8, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Opinion: Transportation Tech’s Shift to Open Systems

June 8, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Off-Road Diesel Sulfur Rule Set to Begin

June 8, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

New Passport Rules Temporarily Waived

The Bush administration Friday temporarily lifted a requirement that U.S. passports be used for citizens flying to and from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda, the Associated Press reported.

June 8, 2007
Business, Safety

Rail, Intermodal Fall for Week

Rail carload and intermodal freight fell for the week ended Saturday compared with a year ago, continuing a trend this year, the Association of American Railroads reported.

June 8, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

ATA’s Graves to Chair Highway Users Group

The American Highway Users Alliance has named American Trucking Associations President Bill Graves chairman of the group’s board of directors, effective immediately.

June 7, 2007
Business, Safety

ATA Warns on ‘Hypermiling’

American Trucking Associations is recommending that fleet safety directors warn their drivers and owner-operators of a dangerous practice among automobile drivers of drafting behind tractor-trailers.

June 6, 2007