Business
Government, Business, Logistics

China Vows to Retaliate as Trump Targets $200 Billion in Tariffs

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Trade tensions between the world’s biggest economies intensified, with China vowing to retaliate “forcefully” against President Donald Trump’s threatened tariffs on an additional $200 billion in Chinese imports.

Jenny Leonard and Enda Curran | Bloomberg News
June 19, 2018
Business, Technology

Geotab Buys EV Telematics Firm FleetCarma

Telematics provider Geotab expanded in the electric vehicle fleet arena, purchasing Waterloo, Ontario-based FleetCarma.

Transport Topics
June 19, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

RoadSigns podcast

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Transport Topics' new podcast: RoadSigns. Our debut episode focuses on how the trucking industry’s steady and ongoing development of autonomous technology may someday affect truck drivers. Click to listen!

Transport Topics
June 11, 2018
Government, Business

North Carolina Legislature Advances Bill That Would Offer Funding Tool for Highway Projects

Road construction in North Carolina Road construction in North Carolina. (i-Stockr)

The North Carolina legislature recently passed a bill that would provide a financing tool to support highway projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2018
Business, Logistics

Bright Light Partners Expands Logistics, Drayage Footprint

Bright Light Partners has expanded the geographic footprint of its logistics and drayage operations, purchasing First Coast and Mile High Logistics, affiliated firms based in Jacksonville, Fla., that claim more than 1,600 drivers at 60 locations primarily serving the Southeast, East Coast, Mid-Atlantic and Gulf Coast.

Transport Topics
June 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

XPO, Nestle Team on UK Distribution Center

Robotic arm at an XPO Logistics facility Robotic arms such as this one will be featured at the UK distribution center. (XPO Logistics)

XPO Logistics has joined with food and drink giant Nestle to create a 638,000-square foot distribution center that will feature robotics and state of the art automation in Leicestershire, United Kingdom. The center is scheduled to be completed in 2020.

Transport Topics
June 18, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Price Drops Again to $3.244 a Gallon

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The U.S. average retail price of diesel fuel fell 2.2 cents to $3.244 a gallon, the third week in a row of moderate declines, according to the weekly report June 18 from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Here’s How a US-China Trade War Could Play Out

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President Donald Trump is betting Beijing will blink first in the showdown over tariffs. Such an outcome is far from assured — and it also could take a while.

Jenny Leonard Andrew Mayeda and Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
June 18, 2018
Business, Technology

Russian Driverless Buses Make Their World Cup Debut in Kazan

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World Cup soccer spectators had the opportunity to ride driverless buses to see France’s clash with Australia in Russia’s eastern city of Kazan on June 16, part of a state-backed push into autonomous vehicles.

Ilya Khrennikov | Bloomberg News
June 18, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Announces Three-Year Delay of Rule to Eliminate Need for Truck Drivers to Carry Their Medical Cards

Physical exam (iStock)

Federal trucking regulators have issued a final rule that will delay for three years a streamlined process to eliminate the need for truck drivers to carry their medical certification cards.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of June 18: Have a Pothole? Call Domino’s

Domino's Paving for Pizza campaign Domino's IP Holder LLC

For a limited time only, Domino’s is mixing it up in the infrastructure game. After you order two medium pizzas with any topping and a drink, don’t forget to say you want free refills on the potholes outside your window. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2018

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