Business, Top 100

Legends of LTL Gather to Remember Achievements

LTL legends Executives who paved the way (from left): Bill G. Ward, Robert Young, Earl Congdon, Arthur Imperatore Sr., W.T. Cassels, Mack Dove and George Powell. (Murat Uzman)

PITTSBURGH — Charles Hammel III says he owes much of his family’s success in the trucking business to those who came before he and his brother Robert established Pitt Ohio Express in 1979.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
July 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Top 100

Fleets Target Opportunities in Growing Final-Mile Sector

Final Mile Schneider

It was not so long ago that home delivery of products such as furniture, mattresses and televisions was straightforward and rigid, with few choices for customers.

Gary Frantz | Contributing Writer
July 13, 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
Business, Top 100

Proposed UPS-Teamsters Pact Reveals Expanded Driver Operations

UPS trucks in New York City Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

Details of a tentative new labor deal between UPS Inc. and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters have begun to emerge, including specifics on expansion of the parcel carrier’s team-driving operations and pay increases for its drivers.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 12, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

ARTBA Awards Safety Certification Credentials to 48 Industry Professionals

Over the past few months, some 48 individuals have become credentialed through the American Road and Transportation Builders Association’s safety certification designed for transportation project professionals.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 12, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

EPW Chairman, EPA Acting Chief Andrew Wheeler Discuss Plans for Senate Hearing

Andrew Wheeler Wheeler by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — The country’s top protector of the environment’s first U.S. Senate appearance should occur before the Environment and Public Works Committee, the chairman of the committee told Transport Topics on July 11.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 12, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Driver Arrested After Stolen Tractor-Trailer Catches Fire on I-10 in Florida

Stolen truck Getty Images

A tractor-trailer fire on Interstate 10 in Florida led to the arrest of a Georgia man who had allegedly stolen the trailer.

Northwest Florida Daily News
July 12, 2018
Government, Business

Trump’s Tariff Barrage Pushes China Fight to Point of No Return

Chinese flag over commerce center Andy Wong/Associated Press

U.S. President Donald Trump is pushing his trade conflict with China toward a point where neither side can back down.

Brendan Scott and Enda Curran | Bloomberg News
July 12, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Huge Warehouse Projects Kick Off at AllianceTexas

Warehouse Getty Images

Dallas-Fort Worth, one of the country’s top industrial building markets with 22 million square feet under construction, is adding more warehouse space.

Steve Brown | The Dallas Morning News
July 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Uber Lays Off Self-Driving Car Safety Drivers in Pittsburgh

Autonomous Uber Volvo in Pittsburgh An autonomous Uber vehicle in Pittsburgh. (rexworld/Flickr)

Uber laid off its team of self-driving car safety drivers in Pittsburgh on July 11, the company confirmed.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
July 12, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

UPS Hiring Thousands of Workers for Massive Hub on Atlanta’s West Side

Sorting at a UPS hub Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

UPS Inc. has started hiring thousands of workers for a massive Southeast ground hub to open on the west side of Atlanta, one of the largest developments in the area in years.

Kelly Yamanouchi | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
July 12, 2018