Business
Business

Savage Opens New Petroleum Terminal in Mexico

Savage Cos., a logistics provider for the chemical industry, will begin operating a petroleum terminal in central Mexico Jan. 1, working with Kansas City Southern to move the commodities into the United States.

Transport Topics
November 13, 2017
Business

Trudell Holdings Acquires Northeast Great Dane

Trudell Holdings Inc., parent company of Trudell Trailer Sales, announced its acquisition of majority ownership of Northeast Great Dane and anticipates closing the transaction Dec. 1.

Transport Topics
November 13, 2017
Business

Western Star Offers Backup Camera, Radar Options

Truck maker Western Star announced it is offering 3rd Eye’s backup cameras and radar option packages factory-installed on its vehicles.

Transport Topics
November 13, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

National Autonomous Policy Would Benefit Trucking Industry, ATA Official Says

ATA's Mike Cammisa Cammisa by Eugene Mulero/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Developing a singular autonomous vehicle policy nationwide would facilitate testing of automated trucks and connected vehicle technologies, a senior official with American Trucking Associations said Nov. 9.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 9, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Replay: LiveOnWeb's 'Powering the Trucks of Tomorrow'

Hosts Joe Howard and Seth Clevenger Transport Topics

On the heels of Tesla's electric truck unveiling, our Nov. 17 LiveOnWeb program took a look at fuel efficiency and cost-savings gains that cleaner-running diesel and natural gas promise, as well as the intriguing potential that electric offers, even for Class 8 trucks. Watch the replay.

Transport Topics
November 9, 2017
Business

Filings for Jobless Benefits Show Steady Job Market

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Even with an increase last week, the level of U.S. filings for unemployment benefits indicates steady demand for workers, Labor Department figures showed Nov. 9. The average number of applications filed over the past month was the lowest in 44 years.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
November 9, 2017
Government, Business

Private Financing Tool Rejected in House Tax Bill

Kevin Brady Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Tax breaks designed to help the private sector finance infrastructure projects were not included in a Republican tax overhaul bill President Donald Trump would consider by the end of the year.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 9, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

EPA Issues Proposed Rule to Repeal Regulation of Glider Kits

Fitzgerald Glider Kit on display at Mid-America Trucking Show John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Nov. 9 issued a proposed rule to repeal the Obama administration’s Medium- and Heavy-Duty Truck Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emission and Fuel Efficiency Standards for the glider industry.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 9, 2017
Business

Women’s Workplace Initiatives: Start Small, Include Many, Network Finds

Peterbilt Women’s Initiative Network members at the WIT conference Peterbilt Women’s Initiative Network members at WIT's conference. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Women looking to establish initiatives that engage other women in the workplace should start small and involve all sectors of their organization, from the human resources department to executives, according to Erin Luke, fleet sales administration manager at Peterbilt Motors Co.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 9, 2017
Business

Consumer Comfort Stays High in Positive Sign for Economy

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Americans’ confidence was little changed last week from elevated levels, underpinned by optimism about the buying climate and the economy, Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index figures showed Nov. 9.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
November 9, 2017

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