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, Government, Safety

Calif. Idling Rule to Cause Cost Increases, Execs Say

April 23, 2007

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Government, Business, Safety

Clarification

April 23, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Daimler Sees Truck Sales Rebounding by ’09

DaimlerChrysler AG expects U.S. sales of heavy-duty trucks to recover to last year’s level by 2009 after falling more than 40% this year, Bloomberg reported.

April 23, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

iTECH: Six Years of Keeping IT Specialists Current

April 23, 2007
Business, Safety

SoCal Ports Propose Ban on Old Trucks

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach said they would ban the oldest drayage trucks from doing business at their terminals.

April 23, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Caterpillar’s Earnings Dip; Revenue Gains

Heavy equipment and diesel engine manufacturer Caterpillar Inc. said Friday that its first-quarter net income dipped 3% to $816 million, from a record $840 million a year ago.

April 20, 2007
Business, Fuel, Safety, Government

Swift’s First-Quarter Earnings Tumble

Swift Transportation Co.’s first-quarter profit fell 74% because of a pending buyout, bad weather, higher fuel costs and lower demand.

April 19, 2007
Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Landstar’s Quarterly Income Declines

Truckload carrier Landstar System said Thursday its first-quarter net income fell to $21.6 million or 38 cents a share, from $24.4 million or 41 cents a year ago.

April 19, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Knight’s 1Q Income, Revenue Gain

Truckload carrier Knight Transportation said its first-quarter profit rose 5% to $16.6 million or 19 cents a share, from $15.8 million or 18 cents a year ago.

April 19, 2007
Business, Safety

Intermodal Volume Declines for Week

Rail carload freight rose modestly but intermodal traffic continued a downward trend last week, falling 3.6% compared with a year ago, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday.

April 19, 2007