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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

NAFTA Surface Trade Climbs 8.6%

Surface trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico jumped 8.6% in November from a year earlier, the Department of Transportation said Thursday.

January 31, 2008

Daily Briefings from Transport Topics

Transport Topics has partnered with Spoken Layer to make one-minute daily briefings available on all your smart devices. Simply say “Alexa, play Transport Topics” or “Okay Google, talk to Transport Topics” to get the day’s biggest trucking headlines.

Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

New Border Security Rules Take Effect

New rules for the types of identification that U.S. and Canadian citizens must present to cross into the country took effect Thursday and authorities were optimistic the changes would not cause significant delays, the Associated Press reported.

January 31, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Landstar’s Fourth-Quarter Profit Improves

Truckload carrier Landstar System said Thursday its fourth-quarter net income rose to $29 million, or 54 cents a share, from $28.7 million, or 50 cents, a year earlier.

January 31, 2008
Business, Safety

Halladay Honored with ATA’s Highest Award

American Trucking Associations said Wednesday it honored Bob Halladay with the S. Earl Dove Highway Award for his lifetime of dedication to the trucking industry.

January 31, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

ABF, Teamsters Reach Labor Pact

Less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight System said Wednesday it has reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement with the Teamsters union on a new five-year labor pact.

January 30, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

N.C. Court Rules for Trucking Company in Dispute Over Weight Limit Fines

A judge in North Carolina recently ruled in favor of a trucking company that sued the state for what it said were excessive fines assessed for minor weight limit permit violations.

January 30, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

Letters to the Editor: HOS, Roundabouts, Infrastructure Panel

If there ever was a segment of the transportation industry that needed an overhaul, it’s trucking.

January 30, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

C.H. Robinson’s 4Q Profit Improves

Transportation and logistics firm C.H. Robinson Worldwide’s fourth-quarter profit rose to $85.3 million, or 49 cents a share, from $71.8 million, or 41 cents, a year ago.

January 29, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Oberstar Criticizes NTSB on I-35W Bridge

Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, last week criticized the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board for suggesting a design flaw was a key factor in the Interstate 35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis.

January 29, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Trucks, Autos Facing Higher Tolls, Paper Says

Drivers around the country will see big hikes in toll fees this year for roads, bridges and tunnels, USA Today reported Monday.

January 28, 2008