Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

FedEx Express Driver Mark Brundage Takes Home Top Prize in Virginia Championships

Virginia is for lovers, and Mark Brundage loves the 4-axle. Finishing first in the class, Brundage earned the best-in-show trophy at the state’s annual truck driving championships.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 18, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Georgia Technical College Unveils Transportation Academy

Albany Technical College

During a recent forum focusing on the region’s workforce, Southern Ag Carriers President Hugh Nall lamented that finding qualified CDL drivers was a difficult task for the company.

May 18, 2018
Business, Safety

Arizona State Truck Driving Championships

Photo coverage of winners from the 2018 Arizona Truck Driving Championships on April 14 in Tempe, Ariz., at Diablo Stadium.

Transport Topics
May 18, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

US Dashes Hopes for Quick NAFTA Deal Amid ‘Gaping’ Differences

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

President Donald Trump’s chief NAFTA negotiator said the United States, Canada and Mexico are “nowhere near close to a deal” to update the region’s 24-year-old free-trade pact as U.S. lawmakers warn that time is almost up to reach a agreement that can pass the current Congress.

Eric Martin Josh Wingrove and Jenny Leonard | Bloomberg News
May 18, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

American Roadtrippers to Face $3 a Gallon Gas This Summer

Memorial Day 2017 traffic Northbound traffic on the Henry Hudson Parkway, leading out of Manhattan, on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend last year. (Julie Jacobson/AP)

U.S. drivers might be feeling flush after getting tax cuts amid a growing economy as they embark on the summer driving season, but road trips will cost more this year.

Barbara Powell
May 17, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Judge Rejects Fired UPS Manager’s Sex Bias Lawsuit

Getty Images

A former UPS Inc. manager couldn’t show he was treated differently from similarly situated employees, so a federal judge on May 11 left his sex bias lawsuit at the door.

Porter Wells | Bloomberg News
May 17, 2018

XPO Logistics Favored by Hedge Funds, Filings Show

XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics Inc. is so popular among hedge funds that 10 of them have more than 5% of their disclosed equity investments in the stock.

Bloomberg News
May 17, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Industry Leaders Lament Infrastructure Delays at Roundtable

Minnesota roadwork Roadwork in Minnesota by bobex_pics/Flickr

WASHINGTON — If the prevailing wisdom seems to be in favor of getting on with repairing old and building new U.S. infrastructure, why does the nation seem to be in a state of inertia in getting the job done?

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Trailer Orders Continue to Mount, and So Does Pressure on Trailer Makers

Stoughton trailer manufacturing Trailers on the production line at a Stoughton plant. (Stoughton Trailers via YouTube)

U.S. trailer orders continued to mount in April, tightening the pressure on trailer makers to secure the components and labor needed to boost production amid the rising cost of materials.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 17, 2018
Business, Technology

TransForce Buys Online Trainer SafetyServe

Trucking industry staff recruitment and training provider TransForce purchased SafetyServe, which provides online safety training courses for companies, government agencies and insurance companies.

Transport Topics
May 17, 2018