Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Supporters and Opponents Clash Over Adding Tolls to Connecticut Highways

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In an often-passionate debate, advocates squared off March 14 in Connecticut for more than five hours in the long-running battle for electronic highway tolls that has split the legislature.

Christopher Keating | The Hartford (Conn.) Courant
March 16, 2018
Government, Business

Sen. Cornyn to Offer Keynote Remarks at Ports Conference March 21

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Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the annual conference of the American Association of Port Authorities on March 21.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Lyft, Auto Parts Maker Magna Partner on Autonomous Vehicles


Ride-hailing company Lyft is joining with large Canadian auto parts supplier Magna to develop self-driving vehicles, sharing expenses on a multi-year project that could vault them onto the leader board in autonomous technology.

Tom Krisher | AP Auto Writer
March 16, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Fleets Rely on In-House, Outside Expertise to Keep Onboard Technology Up and Running

A Velociti technician works on in-cab technology A Velociti technician installs an onboard computer in a truck cab. (Velociti)

The rapid expansion of onboard technology — electronic logging devices, telematics systems and in-cab video — brings with it the challenge of servicing this equipment. Ensuring that repairs are handled quickly is essential to maximizing utilization and staying compliant with the ELD mandate.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
March 16, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Indiana Airport Mulls Expansion Into International Freight

South Bend International Airport

Could the airport in South Bend, Ind., be transformed into a rail-to-air freight hub for international shipping companies that would create hundreds of jobs?

Ted Booker | South Bend (Ind.) Tribune
March 16, 2018
Business, Equipment

Trailer Makers Flooded With 32,000 Orders in February

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U.S. Trailer orders in February hit 32,000 units, and if the preliminary numbers hold, they will set a record for that month, research firm FTR reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Report: Uber Keen to Sell Self-Driving Technology to Toyota

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Ride-hailing company Uber is in talks to start selling its self-driving technology to Toyota Motor, Japanese media reported March 16.

dpa | (Hamburg, Germany)
March 16, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Should Self-Driving Cars Be on the Road Before Safety Regs Are in Place? Dianne Feinstein Says ‘No’

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The senior U.S. senator from the country’s most tech-savvy state has for months blocked a bill championed by some of California’s biggest tech companies that would cut regulations and get self-driving cars onto roads sooner — and she made it clear March 14 she’s not backing down.

Casey Tolan | East Bay Times
March 16, 2018

Factory Output Rebounds in February and Exceeds Estimates

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U.S. factory production bounced back in February, far exceeding analyst estimates and showing a key part of the economy is on track for steady growth this quarter, Federal Reserve data showed March 16.

Christopher Condon | Bloomberg News
March 16, 2018

Housing Starts Cooled in February After Robust January


U.S. new-home construction cooled by more than expected in February on a reversal in the volatile multifamily category, while building remained on pace to contribute to economic growth this quarter, government figures showed March 16.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
March 16, 2018