Government
Government, Business, Logistics

China Vows to Retaliate as Trump Targets $200 Billion in Tariffs

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Trade tensions between the world’s biggest economies intensified, with China vowing to retaliate “forcefully” against President Donald Trump’s threatened tariffs on an additional $200 billion in Chinese imports.

Jenny Leonard and Enda Curran | Bloomberg News
June 19, 2018
Government, Business

North Carolina Legislature Advances Bill That Would Offer Funding Tool for Highway Projects

Road construction in North Carolina Road construction in North Carolina. (i-Stockr)

The North Carolina legislature recently passed a bill that would provide a financing tool to support highway projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 19, 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
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Price Drops Again to $3.244 a Gallon

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The U.S. average retail price of diesel fuel fell 2.2 cents to $3.244 a gallon, the third week in a row of moderate declines, according to the weekly report June 18 from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2018
Government, Safety

Iowa Transportation Commission Approves Five-Year Improvement Plan

Iowa I-80 Iowa highway by Tony Webster/Flickr

The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the state Department of Transportation’s outline for projects that will be conducted over the next several years.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Here’s How a US-China Trade War Could Play Out

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President Donald Trump is betting Beijing will blink first in the showdown over tariffs. Such an outcome is far from assured — and it also could take a while.

Jenny Leonard Andrew Mayeda and Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
June 18, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Announces Three-Year Delay of Rule to Eliminate Need for Truck Drivers to Carry Their Medical Cards

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Federal trucking regulators have issued a final rule that will delay for three years a streamlined process to eliminate the need for truck drivers to carry their medical certification cards.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of June 18: Have a Pothole? Call Domino’s

Domino's Paving for Pizza campaign Domino's IP Holder LLC

For a limited time only, Domino’s is mixing it up in the infrastructure game. After you order two medium pizzas with any topping and a drink, don’t forget to say you want free refills on the potholes outside your window. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2018
Government, Technology, Logistics, TCA

‘Smart City’ Columbus Cites Technology, Collaboration as Keys to Future

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Few things annoy futurist David Staley as much as when he is in his car stopped at a traffic light and no one is moving.

Mark Williams | The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch
June 18, 2018
Government, Business, Editorial

Guest Editorial: A Clear Message on Hours-of-Service Reform

From ATA President and CEO Chris Spear: There’s a growing chorus to address federal hours-of-service rules, and American Trucking Associations is actively shaping the debate.

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
June 18, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Stormy Sailing Expected When Cargo Ship Fuel Standard Changes

Hapag-Lloyd AG

A surge in demand is coming for diesel and related fuels as shipping companies close in on a deadline to reduce sulfur emissions.

Alan Kovski | Bloomberg News
June 15, 2018

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