Government, Business

Experts Recommend Composite Materials to Fulfill Infrastructure Needs

GangaRao GangaRao (Committee on Science, Space and Tech via YouTube)

Using composite materials in construction could help offset the country’s multi-trillion dollar infrastructure deficit, according to various engineering experts who testified April 18 before a House subcommittee on research and technology.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 19, 2018
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Carriers Keep Rolling Out Driver Pay Raises

Driver in Peterbilt truck Driver photo by John Ballance

The need for truck drivers has spurred a number of carriers recently to raise compensation and entice qualified drivers to stick around.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Top 50

Logistics, Accelerated

How are technology and innovation trends changing the logistics business? We explore the changes that helped shape the 2018 Top 50 Logistics Companies rankings.

Transport Topics
April 18, 2018

Canadian Pacific First-Quarter Revenue Rises as Strike Threat Rises

Canadian Pacific train darinm16/Flickr

Canadian Pacific Railway reported first-quarter revenue of C$1.66 billion and diluted earnings of C$2.41 per share April 18 as potential labor troubles loomed.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 18, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

FHWA Offers $60 Million in Transportation Technology Grants

Port of VA Port of Virginia

The Federal Highway Administration has made $60 million in grant money available for states and cities that are leading transportation-related technology projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 18, 2018

DHL Express Expands New York City Operations

DHL Express facility Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

DHL Express U.S. has invested more than $13 million in two facilities in New York City to support international trade growth and the rise of international e-commerce, the company announced.

Transport Topics
April 18, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Corn Belt Senators Ask EPA to Stop Issuing Waivers Exempting Refineries From Biofuel Laws

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Thirteen Corn Belt senators, led by Minnesota Democrat Amy Klobuchar and Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley, have petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to stop issuing waivers that exempt certain oil refineries from federal biofuel laws.

Mike Hughlett | Star Tribune
April 18, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Worldwide Flight Services Lays Off 161 at Philadelphia International Airport

Philadelphia International Airport

Cargo-handler Worldwide Flight Services will lay off 161 employees at the American Airlines freight facility at Philadelphia International Airport in June because the airline has not renewed its contract.

Andrew Maykuth |
April 18, 2018
Business, Logistics

Ivanhoe Cambridge Targets Canadian Warehouse Space in Amazon Era

Ty Wright/Bloomberg News

Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc., the real estate arm of one of Canada’s biggest pension funds, plans to increase its assets by a third with a bet on the booming warehouse space.

Natalie Wong | Bloomberg News
April 18, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Fed Says Tariff Concerns Cloud Otherwise Solid Growth Outlook

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New tariffs and concerns over widening trade disputes cast a shadow over the Federal Reserve’s most recent survey of U.S. businesses even as all 12 regions reported continued robust job growth with few signs of overheating.

Christopher Condon | Bloomberg News
April 18, 2018