Government, Business, Logistics

Key Departures at the White House Raise the Risk of a Trade War

Has the risk of a trade war grown? (Getty Images)

President Donald Trump’s push for import tariffs and the recent White House personnel upheaval increase the chance of a global trade war — and traders need to stay alert, because the end result could be the reappearance of inflation, according to at least one market analyst.

Sarah Ponczek | Bloomberg News
March 14, 2018

Exhibitors, Drivers Ready to Network During MATS

Snow-covered trucks Exhibitors were greeted by snowy conditions at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville March 21 as they set up for the March 22 opening of the 2018 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The annual Mid-America Trucking Show will open its doors March 22-24, offering attendees three days to peruse exhibits of trucking equipment and technology, attend seminars on industry issues and enjoy a variety of entertainment.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 14, 2018
Business, Safety

Trucking Moves America Forward Celebrates $1.1 Mln. in 2017 Donations

Burch Burch at 2017 MCE by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

An industrywide effort to promote a positive image for trucking raised $1.1 million in donations in 2017, the group’s leadership said at a March 14 news conference.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 14, 2018

SoCal Ports Set February Volume Records in Another Sign of Humming Economy

Port of Los Angeles containers Cargo containers stacked at the Port of Los Angeles. (intherough/Flickr)

In another sign that the U.S. economy is doing well, officials at the Port of Los Angeles and the nearby Port of Long Beach, Calif., said February was a record month for shipping goods in and out of the biggest ports in the United States.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 14, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

California, Trump Administration on Collision Course Over Auto Rules

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

California and the Trump administration are on a collision course over auto-efficiency regulations that could lead the White House to deploy the nuclear option: revoking the state’s cherished power to set its own limits on air pollution.

Jennifer A Dlouhy John Lippert and Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
March 14, 2018
Business, TCA

FedEx Employees Help Give Former Slave Cemetery in Texas Needed Makeover

The City of Irving via YouTube

Jammie Simon can point to the tree where the body of his great-grandfather, Minnie Shelton, was laid to rest. But like many of the nearly 200 former slaves and others buried at Shelton’s Bear Creek Cemetery in Irving, Texas, Simon’s great-grandfather, the former owner of the burial ground, no longer has a tombstone.

Elvia Limón | The Dallas Morning News
March 14, 2018

Old Dominion Names Greg Gantt CEO

Old Dominion TT File Photo

Less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. will soon have a changing of the guard.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
March 14, 2018
Business, Equipment

Dana Inc. Moves to Acquire Driveline Division of GKN

Dana Inc.

Dana Inc. announced its signature of definitive agreements to combine with the driveline division of United Kingdom-based GKN plc to create Dana Plc, a global driveline systems company.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 14, 2018

Retail Sales Unexpectedly Fall for Third Straight Month

Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News

U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fell in February for a third month, adding to signs that consumer spending will cool this quarter from the previous period’s hot pace, according to Commerce Department figures released March 14.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
March 14, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Waymo Autonomous Trucks Haul Freight in Atlanta

Waymo Trucks Waymo

It’s getting to be a traffic jam. Alphabet Inc.’s autonomous vehicle division Waymo began this month operating an autonomous freight truck in the Atlanta area, carrying server equipment, racks and related material to Google data centers.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
March 14, 2018