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Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Universal Logistics Strong 3Q Forecast Dashed

Universal Logistics truck Universal Logistics Holdings Inc.

Two weeks after Universal Logistics Holdings offered a bright outlook for its third-quarter earnings report, the company reversed course Oct. 19, telling investors that a jury verdict will knock it back once again.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 20, 2017
Government

States Can Apply for Interstate Tolling Program Through FHWA

Chris Maxwell, Patricia Morgan Maxwell (left) and Morgan by Patricia Morgan via YouTube

The Federal Highway Administration is taking applications from states interested in collecting tolls at interstate facilities, according to a document published in the Federal Register on Oct. 20.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 20, 2017
Government, Business

As NAFTA Talks Stall, Trade Concerns Grow

NAFTA negotiators at a press conference Villarreal (left) speaks while Freeland (center) listens during a press conference on NAFTA negotiations. (David Kawai/Bloomberg News)

Talks aimed at renegotiating terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement appear to be stalled over demands from the United States that would, among other things, require a higher percentage of car parts to be sourced in the U.S.

Daniel P. Bearth | Transport Topics Senior Features Writer
October 19, 2017
Government, Safety

Ray Martinez Receives Key Senate Backing for Top FMCSA Post

Ray Martinez This is Jersey TV via YouTube

Ray Martinez, nominated for the top post at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, received a strong endorsement from Sen. John Thune, a key policymaker for the trucking industry.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 19, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Omnitracs, Samsung Offer Integrated ELD Ahead of Mandate

Omnitracs ELD Omnitracs

Omnitracs and Samsung Electronics America have developed a joint electronic logging system to help trucking firms meet the requirements of the upcoming ELD mandate.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 19, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

FMCSA Grants UPS Several ELD Exemptions

PeopleNet ELD MCS Freight via YouTube

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will grant UPS Inc. temporary exemption from parts of the upcoming electronic logging device mandate, according to a document scheduled for publication in the Federal Register on Oct. 20.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 19, 2017
Government, Fuel, TCA

California GOP Rallies Around Measure to Repeal New State Gas Tax

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Organizers of a campaign to qualify a ballot measure that would repeal the state’s gas tax and new vehicle fees unveiled their growing coalition Oct. 18 at the state Republican Party headquarters, where GOP gubernatorial candidate John Cox said he will make a “substantial” donation to the effort.

Melody Gutierrez | San Francisco Chronicle
October 19, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Updates on Tax Reform, Autonomous Vehicles, Driver Shortage to Highlight MCE

ATA President Chris Spear John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Technology, tax reform and new initiatives to resolve the trucking industry’s persistent labor shortage will be front and center at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 18, 2017
Government, Logistics

Freight Firms Report Progress in Puerto Rico

Crowley Barge Crowley Maritime Corp.

The distribution of essential supplies and recovery kits is occurring in higher volumes, helping to improve conditions in Puerto Rico, according to two freight firms with operations in the U.S. territory.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 18, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

How Trump Getting His Way on NAFTA Would Reshape the Auto Sector

A robot moves a Ford Motor Co. F150 truck on the production line at the company's Dearborn Truck Assembly facility in Dearborn, Mich. Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News

Mexico, Canada and the U.S. are at loggerheads after the latest round of NAFTA negotiations, with America’s neighbors rejecting hard-line proposals by the Trump administration that risk throwing automotive trade on the continent into disarray.

David Welch and Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
October 18, 2017

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