Business
Business

TransRisk Gets $3.4 Million in Funding Through Investment Firm Fontinalis

TransRisk, the budding futures market for the trucking freight and logistics industry, received $3.4 million in seed financing in a funding round led by venture investment firm Fontinalis Partners.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
November 17, 2017
Government, Business

Oregon Receives $2.6 Million Grant to Rebuild Infrastructure, DeFazio Says

Oregon's Peter DeFazio DeFazio says Oregon will receive $2.6 million for repairs. (Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg News)

To help Oregon fix freight corridors and surface infrastructure damaged by natural disasters, the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the state $2.6 million, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) said this week.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 17, 2017
Government, Business

Nevada DOT Awards $65 Million Contract to Expand Las Vegas-Area Highway

The Nevada Department of Transportation awarded a $65 million contract on Nov. 13 to widen and modernize a six-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 95 that runs through northwest Las Vegas.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 17, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Wal-Mart Joins Retailers Planning to Try Out Tesla Truck

Tesla

Customers are starting to place orders for Tesla Inc.’s new all-electric Semi truck, with retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. preordering for both its U.S. and Canadian units.

Dana Hull and Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
November 17, 2017
Business, Safety

Georgia Technical School Adds Seats To Truck Driving Class

Truck driver education through Albany Technical College WALB10 via YouTube

Albany Technical College, based in Albany, Ga., is increasing enrollment opportunities for students studying to be truck drivers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 17, 2017
Business, Equipment

Trailer Orders Jump in October as Order Season Begins

Plant worders assemble a Strick trailer Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics

Preliminary net trailer orders jumped 50% in October, ACT Research Co. reported.

Transport Topics
November 17, 2017
Business

Day & Ross Establishes U.S. Operations With Purchase of Michigan Trucking Firm

Day & Ross enters U.S. business with two acquisitions hankstruckforum.com

Canada’s Day & Ross Transportation Group is making its first big foray into the United States with the purchase of REI Logistics and Korten Quality Systems in Romeo, Mich., from founder and CEO Chester Zochowski.

Daniel P. Bearth | Transport Topics Senior Features Writer
November 17, 2017
Business

Freightliner Cascadia Adds Two New Models

2017 Freightliner Cascadias Freightliner

Freightliner Trucks added several configurations to its Cascadia truck, introducing a 60-inch raised roof sleeper model in both 116- and 126-inch BBC platforms.

Transport Topics
November 17, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Tesla Unveils Electric Semi-Truck

Tesla unveiled its highly anticipated electric-powered semi-truck on Nov. 16, 2017. Here are its first public moments and the introduction by company co-founder Elon Musk. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

Transport Topics
November 16, 2017
Government, Business, Fuel

Keystone Pipeline Leaks 210,000 Gallons of Oil in South Dakota

TransCanada Keystone sign Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File Photo

AMHERST, S.D. — TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil onto agricultural land in northeastern South Dakota, the company and state regulators said Nov. 16, but state officials don’t believe the leak polluted any surface water bodies or drinking water systems.

The Associated Press
November 16, 2017

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