Business
Government, Business

UPS Flight Dispatchers Vote to Authorize Strike as Contract Talks Continue

UPS planes at Worldport UPS planes at the company's Worldport hub in Louisville, Ky. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Eighty-one unionized UPS Inc. flight dispatchers based at the company’s Louisville, Ky., Worldport hub voted unanimously to authorize their leadership to call a strike as contract talks continue, according to the union and a statement released from UPS on April 9.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 12, 2018
Government, Business

Economist Noel Perry Says Strong Freight Market, Driver Shortage Won’t Last

Perry Perry by Daniel P. Bearth/Transport Topics

PALM DESERT, Calif. – The strongest freight market in the past 50 years won’t last much beyond this year, a prominent industry economist said here last week.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 12, 2018
Business, Logistics

TIA Chairman Jason Beardall Wants to Reach Out to Shippers

Beardall Beardall by Daniel P. Bearth/Transport Topics

PALM DESERT, Calif. — Jason Beardall, president of England Logistics, wants his time as TIA chairman to be remembered for several things.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Volvo Group Introduces All-Electric, Heavy-Duty Truck for European Market

Volvo's new FL electric model Volvo's new FL electric model — its first all-electric truck for commercial use. (Volvo Group)

Volvo Trucks on April 12 introduced its first all-electric truck for commercial use, with sales and production of its FL Electric model to start in Europe in 2019.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 12, 2018
Business, Equipment

Northeast Truck and Trailer Expands Network

Northeast Truck and Trailer opened a facility in Pearl, Miss., its sixth location.

Transport Topics
April 12, 2018
Business

VW Board to Consider Truck IPO, Other Sweeping Changes

VW assembly line VW panel van assembly line by Kirsztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News

Volkswagen AG’s supervisory board is meeting April 12 to push through a change in top management and organization, after a rushed statement left more questions open than answered.

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
April 12, 2018
Government, Business

Older Trucks at North Jersey Ports Prompt Rep. Payne to Call for Roundtable Talks

Port Newark Container Terminal, N.J. Containers are loaded onto trucks at the Port Newark Container Terminal. (Julio Cortez/Associated Press)

A federal representative from New Jersey’s largest city intends to bring together freight stakeholders for a discussion about his push to reduce the number of older trucks in operation at the state’s northeast ports.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 12, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Hyperloop Could Provide ‘Resilient Solution’ for Transportation, Expert Says

Hyperloop Hyperloop concept drawing. (Hyperloop Transportation Technologies)

The high-speed Hyperloop transit system entrepreneur Elon Musk proposes to build on the East Coast has the potential to withstand the impact severe weather may have on older infrastructure.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Nikola Hires BMW Executive Jesse Schneider to Spearhead Fuel-Cell R&D

Nikola Motor Co. has hired Jesse Schneider as vice president of hydrogen and fuel-cell technologies.

Transport Topics
April 12, 2018
Government, Business

California Trucking School Charged in $4.3 Million VA Fraud

Emmit Marshall The CDL school's Marshall and Greene. (Alliance School of Trucking)

Surely former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw had no way of knowing that a California truck driver training school he was featuring on his TV “news program” in 2014 was at the same time being investigated for bilking the Veterans Administration out of millions of dollars for students that never even intended to show up for classes.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 12, 2018

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