Business
Government, Business

Here’s Where China Stands as Hour of US Tariffs Approaches

Chinese and U.S. money TT File Photo

The world’s two largest economies are set to slide deeper into a trade conflict July 6 that’s roiled markets and cast a shadow over the global growth outlook.

Bloomberg News
July 5, 2018
Business

Truck Stops Respond to Drivers' Needs

Meal break TT file photo

A truck stop is not just a location for drivers to refuel. Across the United States they create a unique “home away from home” for drivers.

Libby Seline | Special to Transport Topics
July 5, 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, Equipment, Safety

Cooper Adds Tire Sizes for Specialty Trailers

Roadmaster John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. added new sizes to its Roadmaster RM272 tire line, which is engineered to withstand the demands of drop deck and spread axle trailers.

Transport Topics
July 5, 2018
Business, Safety

New Mexico Grand Champion Is in a League of Her Own

New Mexico Grand Champion Loretta Bruyere of FedEx Freight Bruyere courtesy of FedEx Freight

Trucking isn’t just a man’s world, and Loretta Bruyere of FedEx Freight — New Mexico Grand Champion and proud owner of 2 million safety miles — is proving it.

Keegan Wiggins | Special to Transport Topics
July 3, 2018
Business

Class 8 Orders Explode in June Amid Clogged Backlogs, High Freight Demand

Freightliner factory workers Freightliner/YouTube

Surging Class 8 orders in June rushed past 42,000 units as fleets and dealers scrambled to get in line for 2019 production since clogged backlogs and supply chain disruptions have largely choked off the chance of getting a new truck this year.

Transport Topics
July 3, 2018
Government, Business

DOT to Launch Pilot Program for Former Military Veteran Drivers Ages 18-20

Military driver Getty Images

Federal regulators July 3 announced plans to permit 18-20 year-olds with the U.S. military equivalent of a commercial driver license to operate large trucks in interstate commerce in a pilot program that will monitor their driving safety records.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 3, 2018
Business, Equipment

Cummins to Acquire Silicon Valley’s Efficient Drivetrains

Cummins Inc. announced it is acquiring Silicon Valley-based Efficient Drivetrains Inc., which designs and produces hybrid and fully-electric power solutions for commercial markets.

Transport Topics
July 3, 2018
Business, Logistics

Dr Pepper Drivers in Chicago Reach Deal, End 40-Day Strike

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More than 150 Chicago Teamsters ended their strike against Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. after ratifying a new four-year contract, union and company officials confirmed July 3.

Michael J. Bologna | Bloomberg News
July 3, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Missouri Lawsuit Aims to Remove Gas Tax Hike From Ballot

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A state legislator from southwest Missouri has filed a lawsuit in an effort to stop a proposed gasoline tax increase from appearing on the state’s November ballot.

Jack Suntrup | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 3, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Drone Deliveries Become Reality as China Races to Take the Lead

An attendee looks at a delivery drone at the JD.com Inc. booth at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Asia in Shanghai, China, on June 7, 2017. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

The day after Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com Inc.’s midyear sale, a company drone took off from a playground in the city of Xi’an to deliver one of the orders in a football-sized box to a village in the mountains to the south.

Bloomberg News
July 3, 2018

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