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

Hill Defends EOBR Proposal Amid Criticism

May 9, 2007

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Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Senate Panel Sets Mileage Bill To Include Heavy Trucks

A Senate panel approved a measure that would boost automobile fuel-economy standards and set mileage standards for heavy trucks for the first time, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

May 9, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Opinion: Interface With Disaster

May 9, 2007
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Midwest Sees Extensive Flooding

Heavy rains from an already deadly storm system caused extensive floods in Missouri as Midwest waterways rose to levels not seen in 14 years, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

May 8, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Safety

Atlas Air Turns 1Q Profit

Air cargo company Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings said it earned $6.2 million or 29 cents a share in the first quarter, turning around a loss of $3.7 million or 18 cents a year ago.

May 8, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Quality Reports 1Q Loss

Tank truck carrier Quality Distribution reported a first-quarter loss of $95,000 or zero cents a share, compared with earning $4.5 million or 23 cents a year ago.

May 8, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Safety

Air Cargo Shipments Fall 2.1%

Air cargo shipments fell 2.1% in March, the Air Transport Association said Monday.

May 7, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Qualcomm, Maptuit Set Partnership for NaviGo System

May 7, 2007
Business, Safety

March Truck Tonnage Rises 1.6%

After dropping for eight straight months, freight volumes rose 1.6% in March, American Trucking Associations said in a preliminary report.

May 7, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Freightliner Sets New ‘Cascadia’ Truck

CHARLOTTE, N.C. —  Freightliner Trucks last week introduced a new heavy-duty over-the-road truck called “Cascadia” it said improves fuel efficiency by 3%.

May 7, 2007