Government, Business, Fuel

VW Agrees to $1.2 Billion Fine as Diesel Crisis Grinds On

Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News

Volkswagen AG will pay a $1.2 billion fine ($1 billion euro) imposed by German prosecutors for cheating to get around diesel-emissions regulations, closing one chapter in a three-year-old crisis even as new developments arise.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
June 13, 2018
Business, Safety

West Virginia State Truck Driving Championships

Photo coverage of winners and scenes from the 2018 West Virginia Truck Driving Championships June 9 in Nitro, W.Va. (Photos courtesy of the West Virginia Trucking Association)

Transport Topics
June 13, 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, Technology, Logistics

Delivery Boom Breeds Hiring Crisis: Finding Enough Drivers

Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News

Every season now seems like peak season for Leonard Wright, who’s constantly recruiting drivers to staff his INPAX Shipping Solutions.

Michael Sasso | Bloomberg News
June 13, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

South Carolina Ports Break May Volume Record Despite Key Bridge Closure

Wando River Bridge over I-26 in Charleston Trucks travel over Wando River Bridge on Interstate 526 in Charleston during a partial closure in late May.(South Carolina Department of Transportation via YouTube)

Despite the partial closure of an important interstate bridge in the Charleston area, South Carolina ports broke their May record for the volume of containers handled.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 13, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Trucking Industry Adjusts to ELD Mandate as Focus on HOS Compliance Sharpens

ELD (ERoad)

The U.S. trucking industry is continuing to adjust to the federal electronic logging device mandate that took effect late last year.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
June 13, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Senate Panel to Review Autonomous Vehicles Policy June 13

Autonomous car Getty Images

While senators wait for Republican leaders to schedule a vote on an autonomous vehicles bill, a Senate committee will examine the potential impact allowing such vehicles could have on the country’s surface infrastructure.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 12, 2018
Business, Fuel, Logistics, Top 100

KAG Merges Two Units Into Merchant Gas Group

KAG Merchant Gas (KAG Merchant Gas Group)

Kenan Advantage Group Inc. announced it merged its two merchant gas subsidiaries — Jack B. Kelley and Cryogenic Transportation — into KAG Merchant Gas Group.

Transport Topics
June 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

DTNA Expands Connectivity Services on Cascadia Model

Freightliner Cascadia (Freightliner)

Daimler Trucks North America introduced two new connectivity services into its Detroit Connect portfolio, Detroit Connect Direct and a wireless in-cab device connection.

Transport Topics
June 12, 2018
Business, Top 100

Another Day, Another Pay Hike for Drivers

Maverick truck A Maverick truck. (TT File Photo)

With the annualized turnover rate at large truckload carriers soaring by the end of the first quarter, companies continued to open their checkbooks, giving pay raises to drivers as a way to keep them.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Nikola Motor Co. Launches Hiring Drive

Nikola One (Nikola Motor Co.)

Nikola Motor Co. is starting the hiring process to staff its new Arizona research and development center, slated to open in November.

Transport Topics
June 12, 2018