Business
Business, Technology, Equipment, Special Coverage

2018 TMC

Complete coverage of the 2018 Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting from the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, March 4-8, 2018.

Transport Topics
February 22, 2018
Business, Logistics

Maersk Would Be Ready to Move Closer to Junk ‘For Right Reason’

Daniel Rodrigues/Bloomberg News

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S renewed a pledge to creditors to protect its investment-grade rating. But the man in charge of the shipping giant’s finances says there’s room to move a little closer to junk.

Christian Wienberg | Bloomberg News
February 22, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Uber CEO Touts ‘Great’ Talks With Toyota CEO on Autonomous Cars

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi (Matthias Balk/DPA/Zuma Press/TNS)

The world’s largest car maker and biggest ride-hailing company plan to team up on autonomous driving as technological changes sweep through the transportation industry.

Yuji Nakamura and Saritha Rai | Bloomberg News
February 22, 2018
Business, Safety

Thefts Down but Crooks Turning to LTLs

Cargo Theft Getty Images

Cargo thefts in the United States dropped 15% last year to 649 incidents while the average value per theft stayed virtually unchanged at about $146,000, according to the SensiGuard Supply Chain Intelligence Center’s Cargo Theft Annual Report.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
February 22, 2018
Business

Jobless Claims at Five-Week Low Amid Tight Labor Market

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

U.S. filings for unemployment benefits fell to a five-week low, suggesting tightening in a labor market already operating near full capacity, Labor Department figures showed Feb. 22.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
February 22, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Mega Trends in Trucking Technology

Take a deep dive into three topics that can help fleets gain greater visibility into their trucking operations: Blockchain, predictive analytics and remote diagnostics. 

Transport Topics
February 21, 2018
Business

Trimble's Tim Leonard: Why Carriers Should Care About Blockchain

Tim Leonard, chief technology officer at Trimble Transportation, talks about the opportunities blockchain presents for fleets and discusses key business cases in this segment that is part of our Feb. 21 LiveOnWeb program, "Mega Trends in Trucking Technology." More at bit.ly/TT-LOW0221

Transport Topics
February 21, 2018
Business, Logistics

Tonnage Rise Pushes Spot Rates Higher

XPO Logistics truck XPO Logistics

Truck tonnage rose 8.8% in January on a year-over-year basis, according to American Trucking Associations’ monthly for-hire truck tonnage index.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
February 21, 2018
Business

Americans’ Economic Expectations Reach Second-Highest Since 2002

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Americans’ outlook for the U.S. economy improved in February to the second-highest level since March 2002, indicating lower taxes are resonating, the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index showed Feb. 21.

Shelly Hagan | Bloomberg News
February 21, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Texas Official Wants Driverless Lanes on Interstate 35

Aurora

Bexar County, Texas, Commissioner Kevin Wolff believes that a meeting he had last month in Washington with federal transportation officials could lead to construction of lanes for driverless automated vehicles on the Austin-San Antonio section of Interstate 35.

Bruce Selcraig | San Antonio Express-News
February 21, 2018

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