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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

Technology Briefs — April 3 - April 9

April 9, 2007

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Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

Stricter Emission Rules Raise Costs, Freight, Shipping Executives Say

April 9, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Pacer Sets Debt-Removal Plan

Transportation and third-party logistics firm Pacer International said Monday it has successfully completed the refinancing of its existing long-term debt.

April 9, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Greenhouse Ruling Could Raise Costs

The Supreme Court’s ruling that the EPA must reconsider its position to leave “greenhouse gas” emissions from motor vehicles unregulated could lead to increased costs for trucking companies.

April 9, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Safety

FedEx Buys Air Cargo Firm

FedEx Corp. said Friday that it signed an agreement to acquire Hungarian air cargo company Flying-Cargo Hungary Kft.

April 6, 2007
Business, Safety

Intermodal Volume Declines

Rail and intermodal traffic continued a downward trend of the past few weeks, with intermodal falling 2.5% last week and rail carload traffic declining 8.7% compared with a year ago, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday.

April 5, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Equipment, Logistics

Pacer Lowers ’07 Guidance

Transportation and third-party logistics firm Pacer International lowered its full-year earnings guidance, said it would consolidate some operations and said its board authorized a buyback of up to $100 million of the company’s stock.

April 5, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

ISM Services Index Declines in March

The Institute for Supply Management's services index slipped to 52.4 in March from February’s reading of 54.3, ISM said Wednesday.

April 4, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Speed Limiter Petitions Draw Heavy Response

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2007