Government, Business, Logistics

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Nov. 6: Tax Reform Cometh

President Donald Trump White House via YouTube

The leader of a group representing a large portion of the trucking industry is urging lawmakers to advance a tax reform bill the Republican-led tax-writing House Ways and Means committee will consider for most of this week.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 6, 2017
Business, TCA

Illinois County Freight Plan Balances Growth, Livability, Officials Say

By its very title, the Will County, Ill., Community Friendly Freight Mobility Plan sounds like an “oxymoron,” but the 238-page document does attempt to balance the needs of economic development with residents’ quality of life, officials said.

Susan DeMar Lafferty | The Daily Southtown (Tinley Park, Ill.)
September 18, 2017
Government, Business

Kansas DOT Grants Help Ease Freight-Route Congestion

Certain cities in Kansas are using state Department of Transportation funding to reshape roads near distribution centers that draw freight congestion.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 30, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Mack’s Second-Quarter Orders Surge 58%

Mack truck hood ornament Steve Byrne/Flickr

For the second consecutive quarter, Mack Trucks delivered fewer trucks than a year ago but received a surge in orders, as a result of an active construction segment and slowly improving freight environment in North America.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
July 19, 2017

ATA Forecasts 2.8% Freight Growth for 2017, 3.4% Rise Through 2023

FedEx Freight truck Vincent Desjardins/Flickr

American Trucking Associations predicts that freight volumes will grow 2.8% this year and then 3.4% per year through 2023,

Ari Ashe and Jonathan Reiskin | Staff Reporters
July 19, 2017

Opinion: The Quest for Universal Freight Visibility

Asset tracking has always answered the question: “Where’s my truck?” It still does, of course, but some cloud-based, third-party software providers now merge widely scattered tracking resources to provide unparalleled visibility for shippers, brokers, carriers and third-party logistics companies, or 3PLs.

Mathew Elenjickal | CEO, FourKites Inc.
July 6, 2017
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Georgetown Rail Colloquium Highlights Health of Rail, Ongoing Viability of Trucking

Several speakers at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business' "The Economics and Regulation of the Freight Rail Industry" colloquium addressed various aspects of railroad and other transportation industries June 16.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
June 16, 2017

TransWay Adds Next Generation Freightliner to Fleet


TransWay Inc., a trucking company based in Holland, Mich., added the "next generation, super semi-truck" to its fleet May 8.

Austin Metz | Holland (Mich) Sentinel
May 8, 2017

Two Freight Forwarding Firms Join Forces to Form NorthPoint Forwarding

Kansas City-based NorthPoint Development has launched NorthPoint Forwarding, a freight-forwarding affiliate.

Diane Stafford | The Kansas City Star
April 21, 2017

Old Dominion to be Official Freight Carrier for Major League Baseball

Old Dominion Freight Line has hit a homerun with its recent announcement that the Thomasville, N.C.-based company will be the official freight carrier for Major League Baseball.

Sharon Myers | The Dispatch (Lexington, N.C.)
April 19, 2017