Business
Government, Business

Minority Fellow Studies Truck Air Quality

The Transportation Research Board this year named 21 students from 14 schools its TRB Minority Student Fellows as part of its work promoting minority participation in transportation. The 9-year-old program provides funding for students from select historically black colleges and universities and Hispanic-serving institutions to attend TRB’s annual meeting and present their research papers.

Transport Topics
January 16, 2018
Business

Ports of Virginia, Oakland Set Records in 2017

Port of Virginia Virginia Ports Authority

The Port of Virginia and the Port of Oakland, Calif., set records for annual container traffic in 2017, according to two announcements.

Transport Topics
January 16, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety

Oak Hill Capital Agrees To Buy Safe Fleet Holdings

Ownership of Safe Fleet Holdings has changed hands, with Oak Hill Capital Partners agreeing to buy the business from The Sterling Group.

Transport Topics
January 16, 2018
Government, Business

FMC Urged to Set Guidelines for Detention, Demurrage Charges

Panel Cherin (left), Johring, Leef, Crowe, Pisano, and Booth. Ari Ashe/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Cargo owners and trucking companies urged the Federal Maritime Commission to set guidelines on detention and demurrage charges when unforeseen circumstances take place, such as a weather emergency or labor slowdown.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
January 16, 2018
Business, Equipment

Medium-Duty Segment Ends Year with Steady Growth

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U.S. retail sales of medium-duty trucks climbed 5.4% in December, with only Class 6 volumes dipping from a year earlier, WardsAuto.com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
January 16, 2018
Business, Technology

Stay Metrics Hires Jerry Scott as Chief Operating Officer

Stay Metrics, a provider of driver engagement, training and retention solutions for the transportation industry, hired Jerry Scott as chief operating officer.

Transport Topics
January 16, 2018
Government, Business

Federal Agency in Design Phase of Long-Term Research on Truck Driver Health

A health professional checks a driver’s heart and lungs during a medical exam. Shutterstock

WASHINGTON — A federal research agency that focuses on the study of worker safety and health is in the design stages of a major longitudinal study to track changes in longhaul truck drivers’ health status and the factors associated with those changes.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
January 16, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

With Gas Taxes in Peril, More States Study Alternatives

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After more than a decade of watching Oregon and a handful of other states test alternatives to traditional gasoline taxes, more states, with the help of federal money, are now joining the quest.

Daniel C. Vock | Governing
January 16, 2018
Business, Logistics

Peoples Services Buys B&M Storage

Peoples Services expanded its warehouse footprint in the Southeast with the purchase of the assets of Winston-Salem, N.C.-based B&M Storage & Distribution.

Transport Topics
January 16, 2018
Business

Meritor Launches North American Rebuilder Program for Axle Carriers

Meritor trade show display John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Component supplier Meritor Inc. launched its authorized rebuilder program in North America for drive axle carriers, including the company’s 145, 14X and 160 products.

Transport Topics
January 16, 2018

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