Government, Business, Technology

Cargo Theft Rising in Canada

Cargo theft Gregory Dubus

A voluntary reporting system for tracking cargo theft in Canada has led to a database showing a steady rise in thefts, though the true extent of the problem isn’t clear.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
July 11, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, TCA

Road Repairs Jeopardized if New California Gas Tax Repealed, Stakeholders Say

California Capitol Building Getty Images

A November ballot measure to repeal California’s recent gas tax increase threatens road improvement and maintenance projects that receive funding through the tax.

Caitlin Chen | The Sacramento Bee
July 11, 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, Technology, Autonomous

Ex-Apple Employee Stole Secrets for Chinese Firm, US Says

Apple window Shutterstock

A former Apple Inc. engineer was arrested on charges of stealing driverless car secrets for a Chinese startup after he passed through the security checkpoint at San Jose International Airport to board a flight to China.

Joel Rosenblatt and Mark Gurman | Bloomberg News
July 11, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

OPEC Sees Rival Supplies Growing Most in Five Years in 2019

An oil pump operates in an oil field in Awali, Bahrain Phil Weymouth/Bloomberg News

OPEC expects supplies from its rivals to increase by the most in five years in 2019, with extra oil from the United States alone sufficient to meet the growth in global demand.

Grant Smith | Bloomberg News
July 11, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Daimler, Bosch to Launch Self-Driving Car Service in Silicon Valley

Bosch A Robert Bosch GmbH parking sensor column stands on display during an Automated Valet Parking demonstration at the Mercedes-Benz TecDay event in Stuttgart, Germany. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

As self-driving vehicle experiments are launched in a few cities around the United States, Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler AG and a prominent auto supplier are launching a new one in the place that would seem most receptive: Silicon Valley.

Nathan Bomey | USA Today
July 11, 2018
Government, Business

Soaring Cost of Trucking Threatens to Stoke US Inflation

Trucks on highway MoDOT/Flickr

The tightest trucking market in years is testing the limits of an otherwise well-conditioned U.S. economic expansion. It also is tinder for accelerating inflation should the capacity constraints spark moves by companies to pass on those higher delivery costs.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
July 11, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Rises as Shrinking US Stockpiles Add to Global Tightness

Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS

Crude rose to a one-week high July 10 on concern shrinking U.S. crude stockpiles will exacerbate wide-ranging global supply disruptions.

Jessica Summers | Bloomberg News
July 10, 2018
Government, Business

ATA, Carriers Sue Rhode Island DOT Over Truck-Only Tolls

Truck at Rhode Island Capital Dozens of tractor trailers descended on the Rhode Island State House in protest of the proposal to toll tractor trailers in 2016. (WLNE-TV)

American Trucking Associations and three carriers are asking a court to rule that Rhode Island’s truck-only tolling program is unconstitutional, according to a lawsuit they filed against the state’s Department of Transportation on July 10.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 10, 2018
Government, Business

Brett Kavanaugh Could Usher in New Business-Friendly Era on High Court

Brett Kavanaugh, appeals court judge, speaks after being nominated as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court by U.S. President Donald Trump, during a ceremony in the White House, on July 9. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Brett Kavanaugh could add a powerful new voice on the Supreme Court to restrain what government agencies can do, ushering in a new era of tougher scrutiny of federal regulations loathed by businesses.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy Todd Shields Christopher Flavelle and Greg Stohr | Bloomberg News
July 10, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

LGBTQ Drivers Share Experiences at Uber Freight Event

Uber Freight LGBTQ panel Bobby (left) and Ricky Coffee-Loy (Uber Freight)

SAN FRANCISCO — Several drivers who identify as LGBTQ said they have found good careers within the trucking industry and shared their experiences during a panel discussion hosted by Uber Freight on June 21.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
July 10, 2018