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Port of Oakland Volumes Rise 4.3% in January

Port of Oakland Port of Oakland/Flickr

Container traffic at the Port of Oakland rose 4.3% year-over-year in January to 205,841 industry-standard twenty-foot-equivalent units, or TEUs, with positive turnaround in the export market.

Transport Topics
February 20, 2018
Business

VTNA Adds Certified Uptime Centers

Volvo grille Justin Ide/Bloomberg News

Volvo Trucks North America reported its dealer network now includes more than 100 certified uptime centers to help maximize uptime through greater service bay availability and standardized processes that lead to expedited check-in and repair times.

Transport Topics
February 20, 2018
Business

ACT Names Funmi Ige-Wright Research Director

ACT Research Co. announced Funmi Ige-Wright joined the firm as research director.

Transport Topics
February 20, 2018
Business, Equipment

Rush Posts Higher Results for 4Q, Full-Year 2017

Rush Truck Centers exhibit at TMC 2017 John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Rush Enterprises Inc. rode an expanding commercial vehicle market and aftermarket business to higher net income and earnings in the 2017 fourth-quarter and full-year periods.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 19, 2018
Business

Daseke Inc. Plans Sale of 7.42 Million Shares

Daseke Nasdaq Daseke became a publicly traded company through a merger with Hennesy Capital Acquisition Corp. in February 2017 (Daseke Inc.)

Daseke Inc. announced it will sell 7.42 million shares of common stock, including 80,000 shares by one of the company’s stockholders, for $10.60 per share.

Transport Topics
February 19, 2018
Business

Ryder Posts 4Q Revenue Growth in All Units

Ryder truck Ryder

Ryder System reported higher revenue growth and profits across all of its business units in the fourth quarter and full year 2017.

Daniel P. Bearth | Transport Topics Senior Features Writer
February 16, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment

Tennessee University Investigating Possible Research Misconduct in Glider Vehicle Testing

Fitzgerald glider kit A Fitzgerald glider kit on display at the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Officials at a Tennessee university are investigating allegations of possible research misconduct in connection with a glider vehicle emissions study that concluded glider vehicles with remanufactured engines do not pollute the air any more than heavy trucks with newer engines.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 16, 2018
Business

P.A.M. Transport Sees Upturn in Fourth Quarter

P.A.M. Transportation Services P.A.M. Transportation Services

P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. reported higher revenue and earnings in the fourth quarter, bolstered by increased demand for truckload hauling and higher rates. Full-year profit, however, slumped as many of the company’s customers demanded lower rates to keep their business.

Daniel P. Bearth | Transport Topics Senior Features Writer
February 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Waymo Gets the OK for a Commercial Driverless Ride-Hailing Service

A Waymo, customized Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, used for Google's autonomous vehicle program near the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. (Getty Images)

Waymo, a unit of Alphabet Inc., got a permit in late January from the Arizona Department of Transportation to operate as a Transportation Network Company, according to Ryan Harding, a spokesman at the state agency.

Alistair Barr | Bloomberg News
February 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Analysis: Driverless Cars Could Save American Lives

John Westrock/Flickr

Rural roads are the most dangerous in the country. Making them safer is a matter of public health.

Nathaniel Bullard | Bloomberg News
February 16, 2018

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