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Government, Business, Logistics

Coalition Urges Donald Trump, Lawmakers to Remember Ports in Infrastructure Debate

Port of Los Angeles Port of Los Angeles, a member of of the Coalition For More Efficient Ports (Green Fire Productions/Flickr)

A coalition of the top three containerports, two private terminal operators and two industry analysts wrote a letter to President Donald Trump and Congress to urge lawmakers not to forget the ocean freight industry during the debate on infrastructure.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
January 9, 2018
Business, Equipment

Jasper Engines & Transmissions Acquires Independent Distributor

Jasper Engines & Transmissions acquired Jasper Engines & Transmissions of Greensboro, N.C., an independent distributor.

Transport Topics
January 9, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

Western Express Buys Connecticut Property for $1.7 Million

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Western Express has paid more than $1.7 million for 12 acres in Plainfield, Conn., to expand its operations.

John Penney | Norwich (Conn.) Bulletin
January 9, 2018
Business

Weston LaBar Named CEO of Harbor Trucking Association

The Harbor Trucking Association has promoted Executive Director Weston LaBar to CEO, offering him a five-year contract to run the trade group that represents the port trucking industry in Southern California.

Transport Topics
January 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Truck Makers May Test Radically Different Aero Cab Designs With SuperTruck II

DOE SuperTruck Department of Energy via YouTube

Today’s tractors are more efficient due in large part to the aerodynamic concepts and ideas that truck makers were able to test under the Department of Energy’s 21st Century Truck Partnership, also known as SuperTruck.

Jim Galligan | Contributing Writer
January 9, 2018
Business, Equipment

FleetPride Expands Into Kansas

FleetPride Truck FleetPride Inc.

Aftermarket parts distributor FleetPride Inc. acquired Truck Parts & Equipment Inc. from the TP&E Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

Transport Topics
January 9, 2018
Business

Royal Trucking Installs EpicVue TV Package

Royal Trucking is installing in its 250 tractors the EpicVue in-cab satellite TV package designed for commercial fleets.

Transport Topics
January 9, 2018
Business, Technology

DTNA Adds Features to Repair-Focused Mobile App

Daimler Trucks North America announced enhancements to its Express WriteUp app, which allows service advisers at Freightliner and Western Star dealerships to create repair orders with a mobile device.

Transport Topics
January 9, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

FedEx Express Opens Mammoth Shanghai Hub, Touts Improved Asia Linkage

FedEx Corp. Shanghai International Express and Cargo Hub located at Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

FedEx on Jan. 8 announced the official opening of a new, 1.4 million square foot Shanghai hub that bolsters access to one of the world’s fastest-growing markets.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
January 9, 2018
Business, Technology

Pilot Program of DrayQ App at Washington Ports Scrapped

A pilot program of an app called DrayQ at the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, Wash., was unsuccessful and the Northwest Seaport Alliance will scrap the experiment.

Transport Topics
January 9, 2018

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