Business, TCA

U.S. Xpress Raises Over $250 Million in Stock Issue

New York Stock Exchange

A decade after its owners took the company private, U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. returned to Wall Street June 14 to raise more than $250 million of equity and again become a publicly traded company.

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
June 15, 2018
Business, Editorial

Editorial: Working Conditions

We all want to like our workplaces. For fleet drivers, that workplace extends from the truck cab all the way to the headquarters of the carriers for whom they drive. And its important to keep drivers happy regardless of which place they happen to be on a given day.

Transport Topics
June 14, 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
Business, Logistics, TCA

Amazon Eyeing Another Big Shipping Hub South of Dallas

Getty Images

Digital retail giant Amazon is growing its footprint again in North Texas.

Steve Brown | The Dallas Morning News
June 14, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

UPS Says New Tax Law Creates ‘Whack-a-Mole’ Game

Getty Images

U.S. multinationals face a “tricky situation” in trying to plot a tax strategy around the new base erosion and anti-abuse tax (BEAT) in the 2017 U.S. tax law, a UPS official said.

Isabel Gottlieb | Bloomberg News
June 14, 2018
Government, Business

Funding Bills to Begin Journey to House, Senate Floors

McConnell McConnell by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

After announcing he would break with tradition and keep the chamber in session for most of August, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) indicated a few fiscal 2019 funding bills would be reaching the floor as early as the week of June 18.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 14, 2018
Business, Logistics

Bayonne Bridge Rebuild 1 Year Ago Pays Dividends for Ports

Bayonne Bridge (NJTV News)

One year after completing the nearly $1.7 billion task of raising the Bayonne Bridge to a height of 215 feet, the Port of New York and New Jersey said the project is resulting in larger ships calling on its ports and is contributing to record-setting cargo volume and economic activity.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 14, 2018

May Class 8 Sales Climb 18.1%; Analysts Expected More

Class 8 truck sales chart

U.S. retail sales of Class 8 trucks in May topped 19,000 and were the fourth-highest in the past 26 months, reported. However, analysts said a severely challenged supply chain has stalled even higher sales and added to truck makers’ production-related expenses.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 14, 2018
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Wyoming Supreme Court Reverses Lower Court Ruling on CRST Wrongful Death Lawsuit

CRST Expedited truck CRST International Inc. and CRST Expedited Inc. are both named in the case. (TT file photo)

CRST International Inc. must stand trial in connection with a wrongful death lawsuit after a state supreme court overturned a lower court’s ruling in favor of the trucking company, according to court documents.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 14, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

EPA Advisory Board to Review Science Behind the Agency’s Glider Truck Rule Repeal Proposal

Fitzgerald Glider Kit installed in a Peterbilt 389 (Fitzgerald Glider Kits via YouTube)

An Environmental Protection Agency advisory board is reviewing the quality and relevance of scientific and technical information used to justify repealing an Obama administration regulation that limits the production of glider trucks.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 14, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Daimler Trucks' Martin Daum Warns That Tariffs Will Increase Production Costs

Daimler execs Nielsen (left) and Daum by Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

PORTLAND, Ore. — New U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports could ultimately raise the price of trucks sold in the United States, top executives at the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer warned.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 14, 2018