Business, Technology

UPS, Coyote Join Blockchain in Trucking Alliance

UPS Inc. announced Nov. 7 it has joined the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance to assist in creating industry standards and protocols to enable blockchain platforms to operate together with established technologies.

Transport Topics
November 7, 2017
Government, Business

Pennsylvania Legalizes Gambling at Truck Stops

Pennsylvania made gambling at truck stops legal A truck fuels at a Pennsylvania Pilot Flying J. The state now allows gambling at truck stops, airports and online, after the governor there signed a bill widening gaming options. (TT File Photo)

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed a law Oct. 30 that expands the state’s gaming options by allowing gambling at truck stops, in airports and online.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 7, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Self-Driving Cars Could Save Lives Even Before They’re Perfected, Report Says

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Putting self-driving cars on the road sooner rather than later could save hundreds of thousands of lives, according to a report released Nov. 6 by Rand Corp., a Santa Monica policy research nonprofit.

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
November 7, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

Building Resilient Communities Best Way to Reduce Risks, FEMA Chief Says

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The extreme weather events that destroyed vital infrastructure this year in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands illustrate the need to build resilient communities, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long said

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 7, 2017

Expeditors’ Profits Jump 12%, Beating Analyst Forecasts

Expeditors reported strong third-quarter earnings Expeditors reported strong third-quarter earnings. (Expeditors International)

Expeditors International of Washington reported strong earnings in the third quarter, with profits jumping 12% year-over-year, easily beating the consensus forecast of analysts.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
November 7, 2017

Schneider’s 3Q Profits Flat, Missing Consensus Forecast

Schneider truck on a highway Missouri Department of Transportation/Flickr

Schneider announced profits were flat in the third quarter, missing the consensus forecast of analysts due to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and higher driver pay and retention costs to gear up for the capacity crunch in 2018.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
November 7, 2017
Business, Fuel, TCA

'Greed and Power' Fueled Pilot Flying J Fraud, Prosecutor Says

Former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood, far left, after being arraigned Feb. 9, 2016, on charges including conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mail fraud as well as witness tampering. Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel

Mark Hazelwood wasn’t hurting for money. Neither was Pilot Flying J, his employer and the nation’s largest diesel fuel retailer.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
November 7, 2017
Government, Business

Bid to Save Pacific Rim Trade Pact Comes to a Head

Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg News

The push to salvage a Pacific Rim trade pact will come to a head this week as nations diverge on whether it should be preserved, abandoned or renegotiated from scratch after President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the deal.

Josh Wingrove and Maiko Takahashi | Bloomberg News
November 7, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Pre-Heaters Enable Reliable Engine Starts in Cold Weather

Oregon Department of Transportation de-icing Interstate 97 Oregon Department of Transportation/Flickr

Diesel-fired engine pre-heaters can help ensure reliable engine starts in cold-weather conditions while reducing engine wear, preventing service calls and boosting driver satisfaction, fleets said.

John Baxter | Contributing Writer
November 6, 2017
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Jumps 6.3¢ to $2.882 a Gallon

Diesel truck stop Rodger Hinson/Flickr

The U.S. average retail price of diesel jumped 6.3 cents to $2.882 a gallon as oil climbed to its highest price since June 2015.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 6, 2017