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.
ISM Services Index Falls in December
The economy’s service sector growth rate fell in December following two increases, the Institute for Supply Management reported Thursday.January 4, 2007
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ISM Manufacturing Index Rebounds from Contraction
The Institute for Supply Management said Wednesday its manufacturing index for December rose to 51.4 from a 49.5 reading, which had been the first contraction in more than three years.January 3, 2007
EGL’s CEO Offers to Take Company Private in $1.2 Bln. Buyout
Transportation and logistics firm EGL Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer James Crane and an investment firm offered to take the company private in a $1.2 billion buyout, the company said.January 3, 2007
HOS Rules in Canada Took Effect This Week
New Canadian hours-of-service rules for commercial drivers took effect Monday, but officials said it was not clear when most provinces would adopt and enforce them.
Letters to the Editor: 68 Miles Per Hour (Continued)
It looks like the only way the big companies can save face with shippers and receivers is to force smaller companies like us to downgrade our services to match their dysfunctional programs.January 3, 2007
ABF Freight System Expands Services to Central, Southern States
Less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight System said late Tuesday it has expanded its regional transportation network to include central and southern states.January 3, 2007
U.S. Border Remains Closed to Trucks From Mexico
The Department of Transportation went from being “very close” to opening the border with Mexico to trucks, to preparing a pilot project to allow such trucks to enter the country, to having the border shuttered indefinitely to Mexican truck traffic.
N.D. Trucking Firm Lewis Transportation Closes Doors
Fargo, N.D., trucking firm Lewis Transportation, which has employees in at least seven states, is shutting down after 43 years of operation, the Associated Press reported.January 2, 2007
BNSF Logistics Buys North Dakota 3PL Firm
BNSF Logistics said Tuesday it acquired third-party logistics firm Pro-Am Transportation Services, based in Jamestown, N.D. Terms were not disclosed.January 2, 2007
EPA Issues Guidelines for 2010 Engine Emissions
The Environmental Protection Agency issued guidelines to engine manufacturers governing the use of new technology to meet 2010 emission standards. It also said it will approve pollution rules governing railroad emissions in 2007.