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.

Business, Safety, Government

ISM Factory Index Gains in May

The Institute for Supply Management’s May manufacturing index rose as new orders rose, ISM said Tuesday.

June 1, 2007

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Business, Safety

Rail, Intermodal Fall for Week

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

June 1, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Allied Emerges from Bankruptcy

Vehicle hauler Allied Systems Holdings has emerged from bankruptcy, the company said in a statement.

May 31, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

TMW Acquires Software Firm

Trucking software firm TMW Systems said Thursday it acquired TMT Software, which makes fleet maintenance applications, for an undisclosed sum.

Tarun Reddy | Staff Reporter
May 31, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

April Truck Tonnage Declines

American Trucking Associations’ advanced for-hire truck tonnage index April’s was 2.7% below the same month last year, the group said.

May 30, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Preliminary Report Shows Downturn in ’06 Large-Truck Crash Fatalities

Preliminary data released by the Department of Transportation show that fatalities from large truck crashes declined 3.7% last year compared with 2005.

May 30, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Roadcheck to Emphasize Level 1 Inspections, CVSA Says

May 30, 2007
Business, Safety

Opinion: The Diabetic Trucker Debate

May 30, 2007
Business, Safety

PHH Sets Safety Modeling Service

PHH FirstFleet Tuesday said it launched a new predictive modeling service for driver safety analysis and training for private fleets.

May 30, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Knight Raises Quarterly Dividend

Truckload carrier Knight Transportation said Tuesday its board raised the company’s quarterly cash dividend, declaring a dividend of 3 cents per share, an increase of 50%.

May 29, 2007