Business
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Truck Tonnage Continues Robust Run, Climbing 7.8% in May

Werner truck (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Truck tonnage rose 7.8% in May compared with the same month last year, according to American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted for-hire Truck Tonnage Index. The index was up 0.7% in May compared with April.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

NLRB Rules UPS Illegally Insisted Teamsters Proposal Be Written in English

Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News

UPS Supply Chain Solutions Inc. illegally insisted that a Teamsters union local in Puerto Rico translate its proposal for a collective bargaining agreement from Spanish to English, the National Labor Relations Board ruled.

Lawrence E. Dubé | Bloomberg News
June 19, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

RoadSigns podcast

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Transport Topics' new podcast: RoadSigns. Our debut episode focuses on how the trucking industry’s steady and ongoing development of autonomous technology may someday affect truck drivers. Click to listen!

Transport Topics
June 11, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Europe Said to Seek WTO Revamp in Face of Trump Trade Challenge

World Trade Organization

European Union leaders plan to push for improvements in the way the World Trade Organization operates, saying it is important to uphold the global commercial order amid “growing” tensions prompted by President Donald Trump’s tariffs.

Jonathan Stearns | Bloomberg News
June 19, 2018
Business

John Conkin, Longtime Commercial Lender in Trucking, Dies at 62

John Conkin, a longtime commercial lender and supporter of the trucking industry who most recently was managing director at BMO Transportation Finance, died June 3 after a long battle with cancer. He was 62.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Investors Bet on the Uber of Brazilian Trucking

CargoX Transportadora

Brazilian truckers still get much of their business off of handwritten placards. he antiquated and inefficient system was ripe, low-hanging fruit to Federico Vega.

David Biller and Christiana Sciaudone | Bloomberg News
June 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Invests $130 Million in Natural Gas Vehicles, Infrastructure

UPS truck driver (AP)

UPS Inc. announced an additional $130 million investment in compressed natural gas vehicles, including 400 semi-tractors and 330 terminal trucks and five more fueling stations — underscoring the company’s role as a major catalyst for wide-scale adoption of natural gas vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

China Vows to Retaliate as Trump Targets $200 Billion in Tariffs

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Trade tensions between the world’s biggest economies intensified, with China vowing to retaliate “forcefully” against President Donald Trump’s threatened tariffs on an additional $200 billion in Chinese imports.

Jenny Leonard and Enda Curran | Bloomberg News
June 19, 2018
Business, Technology

Geotab Buys EV Telematics Firm FleetCarma

Telematics provider Geotab expanded in the electric vehicle fleet arena, purchasing Waterloo, Ontario-based FleetCarma.

Transport Topics
June 19, 2018
Government, Business

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper Signs Bill to Offer Funding Tool for Highway Projects

Road construction in North Carolina Road construction in North Carolina. (i-Stockr)

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on June 20 signed a bill into law that would provide a financing tool to support highway projects.

The Build North Carolina Bond Act passed through the House on June 12.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2018
Business, Logistics

Bright Light Partners Expands Logistics, Drayage Footprint

Bright Light Partners has expanded the geographic footprint of its logistics and drayage operations, purchasing First Coast and Mile High Logistics, affiliated firms based in Jacksonville, Fla., that claim more than 1,600 drivers at 60 locations primarily serving the Southeast, East Coast, Mid-Atlantic and Gulf Coast.

Transport Topics
June 19, 2018

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