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Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

XPO, Nestle Team on UK Distribution Center

Robotic arm at an XPO Logistics facility Robotic arms such as this one will be featured at the UK distribution center. (XPO Logistics)

XPO Logistics has joined with food and drink giant Nestle to create a 638,000-square foot distribution center that will feature robotics and state of the art automation in Leicestershire, United Kingdom. The center is scheduled to be completed in 2020.

Transport Topics
June 18, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Price Drops Again to $3.244 a Gallon

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The U.S. average retail price of diesel fuel fell 2.2 cents to $3.244 a gallon, the third week in a row of moderate declines, according to the weekly report June 18 from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

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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

Here’s How a US-China Trade War Could Play Out

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President Donald Trump is betting Beijing will blink first in the showdown over tariffs. Such an outcome is far from assured — and it also could take a while.

Jenny Leonard Andrew Mayeda and Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
June 18, 2018
Business, Technology

Russian Driverless Buses Make Their World Cup Debut in Kazan

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World Cup soccer spectators had the opportunity to ride driverless buses to see France’s clash with Australia in Russia’s eastern city of Kazan on June 16, part of a state-backed push into autonomous vehicles.

Ilya Khrennikov | Bloomberg News
June 18, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Announces Three-Year Delay of Rule to Eliminate Need for Truck Drivers to Carry Their Medical Cards

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Federal trucking regulators have issued a final rule that will delay for three years a streamlined process to eliminate the need for truck drivers to carry their medical certification cards.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of June 18: Have a Pothole? Call Domino’s

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For a limited time only, Domino’s is mixing it up in the infrastructure game. After you order two medium pizzas with any topping and a drink, don’t forget to say you want free refills on the potholes outside your window. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Steam Logistics Continues International Growth Despite Tariff Threat

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Despite growing concerns of a trade war, one of Chattanooga, Tenn.’s fastest-growing international companies still expects to grow by more than 60% this year shipping goods worldwide.

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
June 18, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Amazon’s No Enemy — In Fact, It Needs Us, U.S. Xpress CEO Says

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A vague mention of Amazon.com Inc.’s interest in any sector might be enough to send investors into a tizzy, but the top executive of U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. is unfazed.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
June 18, 2018
Business, Safety, Logistics

Airfreight in Brazil Seen as Way to Overcome Crime, Poor Infrastructure

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Azul SA, Brazil’s newest airline, thinks it can help solve one of the nation’s oldest problems.

Christiana Sciaudone and Fabiola Moura | Bloomberg News
June 18, 2018
Business, Logistics

The Jordan Co. Embarks on Logistics Buying Spree

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The summer has brought heat to mergers and acquisitions in the logistics sector, led by private equity firm The Jordan Co. moving aggressively to gather several firms under its umbrella.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2018

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