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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.

Government, Business, Safety

Nerve Agent Waste Transfers Okay to Proceed, Judge Says

A federal judge in Indiana has denied environmentalists' request that he block truck shipments of nerve agent waste from Newport Chemical Deport in the Western portion of the state to an incinerator in Texas, the Associated Press reported.

August 8, 2007
Business, Safety, Technology, Government, Logistics

CSX Transportation, Kentucky to Cooperate on Rail Security

Freight railroad CSX Transportation said it has entered into an agreement with the state of Kentucky under which state law enforcement officials will be able to track the location of CSX trains and monitor the contents of the carrier’s railcars.

August 8, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Editorial: Repairing the HOS Rule

It’s unfortunate that the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted to vacate portions of the newest hours-of-service rule put forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

August 7, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Second-Quarter Productivity Rises 1.8%

Second-quarter U.S. worker productivity rose 1.8%, the Labor Department said Tuesday.

August 7, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Senate Panel Gives EPA October Deadline to Rule on Calif. Carbon Emissions Request

Just weeks after Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson said he would delay ruling on California’s nearly 2-year-old request for approval to limit vehicle emissions of greenhouse gases until the end of the year, a Senate committee passed a bill directing him to decide by October.

August 7, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Telargo to Provide Telematics System for LeasePlan USA

Fleet management services firm Telargo Inc. said Monday it will provide telematics systems for vehicle leasing company LeasePlan USA, Alpharetta, Georgia.

August 7, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Equipment

Cooper Tire's 2Q Income Improves

Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. said Monday its net income rose to $17.6 million or 28 cents a share, compared with a net loss of $21 million or 34 cents a share a year ago.

August 6, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Penske to Manage European Supply Chain for Bombardier

Penske Logistics has been selected as the lead logistics provider for Bombardier Transportation’s European operations, the company said Monday.

August 6, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Hub International Acquires Two Trucking Insurers

Hub International Transportation Insurance Services has acquired two San Antonio-based insurance brokers that provide coverage to the trucking industry, the company said Monday.

August 6, 2007
Business, Safety

June Tonnage Falls 3.4%

Freight volumes fell in June from year-ago levels for the 11th time in 12 months, American Trucking Associations reported last week, even though second-quarter U.S. economic activity rebounded nicely over the disappointing first quarter.

August 6, 2007