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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, Fuel

Hino, Isuzu to Expand Partnership

Hino Motors and Isuzu Motors agreed have to develop cabs for heavy-duty trucks and research technology to trap emissions, expanding the two companies’ partnership, Bloomberg reported Monday.

August 27, 2007

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.

Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

Menlo Wins $1.6 Billion DOD Contract

The Department of Defense last week awarded its controversial $1.6 billion logistics contract to Menlo Worldwide Government Services.

August 27, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics, Fuel

Diesel and Gasoline Prices Rise

The national average prices of retail diesel and gasoline rose last week, even as crude oil futures fell to an eight-week low after Hurricane Dean passed without any significant disruption to U.S. oil production.

August 27, 2007
Business, Safety

Rail, Intermodal Traffic Drop

Rail carload and intermodal freight traffic declined from a year ago for the week ended Saturday, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday.

August 23, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

DOT Inspector General Urges Strict Mexican-Truck Oversight

The Transportation Department needs tighter controls on Mexican truck and bus drivers with driving convictions and greater ability to inspect vehicles at the border, DOT’s inspector general’s office said Tuesday, Bloomberg reported.

August 21, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Judge Upholds NYC Bridge Restrictions

New York authorities acted legally last week when imposing weight restrictions on heavy trucks that use city’s Throgs Neck Bridge, New York Newsday reported Friday.

August 21, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

No EOBR Rule Imminent, FMCSA Official Says

HILTON HEAD, S.C. — Four months after the public comment period for the proposed electronic onboard recorder rule closed, a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration official said those comments were still being reviewed and no final rule was imminent.

August 21, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Letters to the Editor: HOS (Cont’d.), CDL Database, Car-Only Lanes

I continue to read and hear about the hours-of-service rules, so I have to voice a concern: The one aspect that has bothered me since the change is that once the clock starts, the 14 hours doesn’t stop.

August 21, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Menlo Wins $1.6 Billion DoD Contract

Con-way Inc.’s  third-party logistics unit Menlo Worldwide has been selected as the prime contractor for the U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Transportation Coordination Initiative.

August 20, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Eaton Starts Production of Truck Hybrid System

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Truck drivetrain manufacturer Eaton Corp. said its electric-diesel hybrid system for medium-duty trucks is now in commercial production and that it would produce heavy-duty hybrids in a few years.

August 20, 2007