US Industrial Space Declines for 31st Consecutive Quarter

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The amount of industrial space in the United States declined for the 31st straight quarter in the first three months of 2018, according to CBRE Group.

Transport Topics
April 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Peter Thiel-Backed Autonomous Car Supplier Slashing Costs, Scaling Up

Luminar's Lidar Luminar lidar by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Luminar Technologies Inc., the sensor startup backed by billionaire Peter Thiel, is rolling out a cheaper-to-make version of its laser technology and ramping up production to supply the key component for autonomous vehicles.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
April 13, 2018

Expediter Services to Highlight Truck Ownership Program at Conference

Financial services firm Expediter Services will feature its truck ownership program for independent contractors and fleet drivers during its ES Group Gathering on April 27-28 in Southaven, Miss.

Transport Topics
April 13, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Minnesota Voters to Decide Fate of Auto Tax for Roads, Bridges

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Come November, Minnesotans may decide whether the sales tax they pay for a variety of auto-related services — from oil changes to car rentals — should be dedicated solely to road and bridge improvements across the state.

Janet Moore | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
April 13, 2018
Business, Logistics

In the Age of Amazon, Warehouses Are Smart Investments

Amazon Warehouse Amazon warehouse (Bartek Sadowski/Bloomberg)

Forget your fancy office towers. The future lies in warehouses.

Rob Urban | Bloomberg News
April 13, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Chao Stresses Continued Outreach to Ag Haulers on ELD, HOS Rules

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will continue to meet with and host briefings geared toward livestock haulers who are discontent with the electronic logging device rule, according to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 12, 2018
Government, Business

Trucking Industry Leaders Join Trump to Tout Tax Reform

Leathers Werner CEO Derek Leathers speaks at the event (Tonn Ostergard/Crete)

A trucking executive and truck driver joined President Donald Trump at the podium during an April 12 White House Rose Garden event held to discuss the effects the tax reform law passed by Congress in December had on businesses.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 12, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment

DTNA to Recall More Than 7,000 Western Star Trucks

Daimler Trucks North America will conduct a voluntary safety recall on up to 7,128 Western Star trucks over wiring issues that could increase the risk of fire.

Transport Topics
April 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Freight Brokers Using Technology to Automate Processes

TIA panel of experts on automation Panelists (from left) Jason Kerner of Project 44, Robert Nathan of LoadDelivered, Tom Heine of Aljex Software, Noam Frankel of FreightFriend, Scott Moscrip of and moderator Ramona Hood of FedEx Supply Chain. (Daniel P. Bearth/TT)

PALM DESERT, Calif. — Automation isn’t just for trucks. There was plenty of evidence at the Transportation Intermediaries Association Capital Ideas conference and exhibition here that it’s also going to change the way freight is managed by shippers and third-party logistics companies.

April 12, 2018

VW Appoints Herbert Diess CEO in Sweeping Overhaul

Herbert Diess Diess by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Volkswagen AG picked a new leader in a management shakeup to ready the world’s largest automaker for a wave of technological change upending the industry’s traditional business models.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
April 12, 2018