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.
Officials on both sides of the debate over revising work rules for commercial drivers presented markedly different interpretations of a recent federal appeals court’s ruling striking down portions of the new plan.August 6, 2007
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More than a million packages a day in metropolitan Chicago have an ideal commute. They roll through the back gate of the UPS Inc. facility here and into the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail yard next door — without traveling on a public street — so they can catch a train for such places as Kansas City, Denver or California.August 6, 2007
The economy’s service sector growth rate experienced its largest decline in nearly two years in July, falling to 55.8 in from 60.7 in June, the Institute for Supply Management said Friday.August 3, 2007
Canadian transportation firm TransForce Income Fund said Thursday it will purchase Century II Holdings, the parent company of Toronto-based ICS Courier.August 3, 2007
Rail carload and intermodal freight traffic fell compared with a year ago for the week ended Saturday, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday.August 2, 2007
An interstate highway bridge jammed with rush-hour traffic collapsed into the Mississippi River in Minneapolis late Wednesday, thowing dozens of vehicles into the water and killing at least four people, the Associated Press reported.August 2, 2007
Transportation software firm Xata Corp. said Thursday it lost $875,000 or 21 cents a share in its fiscal third quarter, compared with a loss of $559 million or 9 cents a year ago.August 2, 2007
Patriot Transportation Holding’s fiscal third-quarter net income jumped to $2.4 million or 77 cents a share, from $1.8 million or 59 cents a year earlier.August 2, 2007
The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index fell in July, ISM said Wednesday.August 1, 2007
Foster-Miller Inc. said Tuesday it was awarded a $396,000 contract from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to develop an automated system to help long-haul truckers find available parking.August 1, 2007