Business, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

BNSF Announces $110 Million 2018 Capital Program in Oklahoma

Matthew Staver/Bloomberg News

BNSF Railway has announced its 2018 expenditure program in Oklahoma, which totals about $110 million.

February 22, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

UPS to Add Zero-Emissions Delivery Trucks

Electric UPS Truck UPS Inc.

UPS Inc. plans to deploy 50 plug-in electric delivery trucks that will be comparable in acquisition cost to conventional-fueled trucks without any subsidies — an industry first that is breaking a key barrier to large-scale fleet adoption.

Transport Topics
February 22, 2018
Business, Equipment

Ritchie Bros. Orlando Auction Offers Used Trucks to Global Buyers

Dump trucks at Ritchie Bros. U.S. auction in Orlando, Fla. Dump trucks for sale at Ritche Bros. U.S. auction in Orlando, Fla. (Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics)

ORLANDO, Fla.— Industrial auctioneer Ritchie Bros. jammed row after row of used equipment in all shapes and sizes riding on tires or treads onto a 232-acre site here to launch its annual premier auction in February, the first since acquiring rival IronPlanet.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 22, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

White House Signals New Trade Deals Must Help Those Left Behind

Oliver Contreras/Sipa USA/TNS

The White House signaled President Donald Trump will pay close attention to the fate of workers left behind by globalization as a new benchmark for negotiating trade deals around the world.

Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
February 22, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Vancouver Works on Strategic Plan Update

Image courtesy of Port of Vancouver USA

A lot has happened since the Port of Vancouver comprehensively updated its strategic plan about a decade ago, and port officials have decided that it’s time to update their guiding document.

Dameon Pesanti | The Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.)
February 22, 2018
Government, Business

ATA’s Bob Costello Says Driver Shortage Will Press Fleets

Costello John Sommers II for Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The freight market is booming, but carriers — and the trucking industry as a whole — will suffer unless companies can find enough drivers, according to American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 22, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Poll Shows Split on Fuel-Tax Increase for Infrastructure as Conservatives Push Back

Grover Norquist Norquist has chimed in as an opponent of increasing fuel taxes. (Andrew Harnik/Bloomberg News)

A recent Quinnipiac University poll found people are near evenly split on the subject of raising fuel taxes to fund infrastructure projects, with a slight majority supporting the idea.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 22, 2018
Business, Special Coverage

2018 MATS

Complete coverage of the 2018 Mid-America Trucking Show from the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., March 22-24.

Transport Topics
February 22, 2018

Omnitracs Hires Ray Greer as New CEO

Trucking technology supplier Omnitracs has hired industry veteran Ray Greer as its new CEO.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 22, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Washington, D.C., Dips Its Toe Into Self-Driving Cars

Autonomous car company Torc completed an autonomous cross-country trip in 2017, from Washington, D.C., to Seattle. (Torc)

Washington, D.C., is preparing for a future with self-driving cars by inviting companies to test their autonomous vehicle technology in the District.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
February 22, 2018