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Ryder Adds Logistics Center to Serve Eastern Canada

Ryder System Inc. announced the opening of Logistics Operating Center in London, Ontario, which will primarily serve the Eastern Canada region.

Transport Topics
January 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Tractor Aerodynamics Continue to Improve

FlowBelow AeroKit FlowBelow's aero equipment on display at a truck show in 2017. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Comparatively speaking, today’s over-the-road tractors are slick machines.Improved aerodynamics enables them to slide through the air better than any earlier generation while offering the potential for double-digit improvements in fuel efficiency.

Jim Galligan | Contributing Writer
January 9, 2018
Government, Business

Ag Industry, Ports Adjusting to Fast-Changing Landscape

WASHINGTON — The agricultural industry and the ports that serve it are simultaneously working to respond to an evolving business landscape that includes everything from making room at East Coast ports for Neopanamax containerships to serving overseas demand for fresh fish, industry experts said here.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
January 9, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Discussions on Highway Trust Fund Fix Ongoing, White House Official Says

Hergott (left) and Ray Hergott (left) and Ray by Eugene Mulero/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — With President Donald Trump declaring infrastructure funding a legislative priority for 2018, the White House and congressional leaders are focused on a long-term fix for the Highway Trust Fund, a White House official said Jan. 8.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 8, 2018
Business

Researchers Tout Benefits of Truck Parking Detection Technology

WASHINGTON — Truck-counting devices are valuable tools in the effort to ensure that carriers have places to park, according to Wei Sun, a researcher at University of Florida’s Transportation Institute.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 8, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Climbs Again, Rises 2.3¢ to $2.996 a Gallon

Diesel pumps in snow Geof Wilson/Flickr

The U.S. average retail price for diesel jumped 2.3 cents to $2.996 cents a gallon, the U.S. Department of Energy reported, while crude hovered near $62 a barrel amid political tensions in Iran and a decline in active U.S. oil wells.

January 8, 2018
Government, Business

New York Republican Peter King Supports Pension Bill

Rep. Peter King King by Albin Lohr-Jones/Bloomberg

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D) and Rep. Peter King (R) of New York announced their support for the Butch Lewis Act as an effort to save troubled multiemployer pensions such as the Central States Pension Fund and the New York State Teamsters Conference and Retirement Fund.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
January 8, 2018
Government, Business

States Embrace New Planning Methods for Corridor Projects

WASHINGTON — The Washington State Department of Transportation is in the process of mapping out performance goals and maintenance needs for all 304 of the state’s highway corridors.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 8, 2018
Business

Consumer Credit Jumped in November by Most Since 2001

marantoni1950/Flickr

U.S. consumer credit outstanding rose in November by the most in 16 years as credit-card balances surged, Federal Reserve data showed Jan. 8.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
January 8, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Jan. 8: Infrastructure on the Horizon

President Donald Trump White House via YouTube

Infrastructure will be this year’s top legislative priority for Republicans, if President Donald Trump gets his way. Fresh off a major win on tax reform, the Builder-in-Chief is eager to work his dealmaking skills and have Republican leaders send him a $1 trillion, 10-year funding proposal. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 8, 2018

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