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Megaships Lucrative for Ocean Carriers, Challenging for Truckers, Ports, Panel Says

Tim Rue/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — Megaships are good economically and environmentally for ocean carriers, but they pose significant challenges for ports and trucking companies, according to a panel of experts at the 2017 Transportation Research Board conference here.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
January 16, 2017
Special Coverage, Business

Former Secretary Mineta Receives Medal for Lifetime Achievement From TRB

TRB

Norman Mineta, the country’s secretary of transportation during the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and a former chairman of the transportation committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, received the lifetime achievement award at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting in Washington.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 13, 2017
Special Coverage, Business

Drones, 3-D Printing to Speed Change in Freight Transportation

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — While freight transportation has undergone enormous change over the past quarter-century, even more is coming and very quickly, driven by demanding customers and an amazing array of technology that might actually allow carriers to satisfy shippers.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
January 11, 2017
Government, Business

ATA’s Chris Spear Named to USDOT Committee on Automation

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Chris Spear, President of American Trucking Associations, is one of 25 members of a U.S. Department of Transportation advisory committee on automation that was announced Jan. 11.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
January 11, 2017
Special Coverage, Business

TRB Thinkers See Technology Transforming Transportation

David Elfin/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — A group of transportation thinkers discussed transformational technologies at a Transportation Research Board panel on Jan. 10.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
January 11, 2017
Special Coverage, Business

What Keeps State DOT Leaders Awake at Night

David Elfin/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Delaware’s Jennifer Cohan, Louisiana’s Shawn Wilson, Pennsylvania’s Leslie Richards, Tennessee’s John Schroer, and Utah’s Carlos Braceras convened for a Transportation Research Board panel Jan. 10 to discuss what keeps state DOT leaders awake at night.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
January 11, 2017
Special Coverage, Business

Female State DOT Leaders Discuss Common Experiences

David Elfin/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Four of the six women who run state departments of transportation and two who used to do so took part in the first of two Transportation Research Board roundtables on leadership on Jan. 10.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
January 11, 2017
Special Coverage, Business

FMCSA Officials Call for More Traffic Enforcement, Prevention as Truck and Bus Fatalities Rise

WASHINGTON — A top Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration official issued a “call to action” citing preliminary statistics showing that fatalities in crashes involving large trucks and buses increased 7%-8% in 2016.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
January 10, 2017
Special Coverage, Business

Autonomous Trucks Hold Promise, But Sensible Regulation Is Needed, ATA’s Spear Tells TRB

Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Autonomous truck technology holds the potential to enhance safety, efficiency and productivity in the trucking industry, but its successful deployment hinges on regulations that help rather than hinder it, said Chris Spear, president of the American Trucking Associations.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
January 10, 2017
Special Coverage, Business

Foxx Praises USDOT, Warns About Transportation’s Future as He Says Goodbye

TRB

WASHINGTON — In his final address to the transportation community Jan. 9, outgoing U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx emphasized the importance of freight movement.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
January 9, 2017

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