Government
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Philadelphia Airport, in Effort to Bolster Shipping, Buys More Land

Philadelphia International Airport

A massive, mostly vacant land parcel beside Philadelphia International Airport could become a bustling shipping hub for everything from medicine to car parts under a plan to develop the site into a new air-freight complex serving a swath of the northeastern United States.

Jacob Adelman | Philly.com
February 14, 2018
Government, Business

Trucking Market Strongest Since Deregulation, ATA Economist Bob Costello Says

Bob Costello Ari Ashe/Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The freight market is as strong as it has been since deregulation in the 1980s, according to American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
February 14, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

Idaho Hack May Have Revealed Truckers’ Personal Data

Truck on a snowy Idaho highway A truck on a snowy Idaho highway. The personal information of more than 100 truck drivers in the state may have been compromised in mid-December. (Tom Brandt/Flickr)

The personal information of more than 100 truck drivers may have been compromised during a recent hack of two Idaho Transportation Department e-mail accounts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 14, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Google Lobbying Shifts to Transport

A Waymo, customized Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, used for Google's autonomous vehicle program near the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. (Getty Images)

Google’s gravest threat is probably a regulatory crackdown on its lucrative search engine, and there’s a resurgent drumbeat about its size and power in Washington. If the company’s worried, that’s not showing up in its lobbying activity.

Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
February 14, 2018
Government, Business

Ray Martinez Confirmed as FMCSA Administrator

Ray Martinez Ray Martinez by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The Senate on Feb. 13 confirmed Ray Martinez to lead the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration as the Trump administration promotes a comprehensive infrastructure funding proposal.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 13, 2018
Government, Business

‘Everything Is on the Table’ in Infrastructure Plan, Chao Says

Elaine Chao at the White House Elaine Chao at the White House (Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg News)

The country’s top transportation officer assured reporters the president had not dismissed a thorny funding proposal ahead of a legislative collaboration with Congress on infrastructure during the second day of the Trump administration’s latest iteration of “Infrastructure Week.”

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 13, 2018
Government

Trump Urges States to Streamline Permits for Infrastructure Projects

Martinez and Trump Martinez and Trump by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg Finance

President Donald Trump encouraged state and local government leaders to streamline their permitting processes for infrastructure projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 13, 2018
Government, Logistics

US Touts NAFTA Progress With Mexico While Trump Criticizes Canada

Photo by Josh Denmark, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

The Trump administration is once again signaling trade talks are going better with Mexico than Canada.

Toluse Olorunnipa and Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
February 13, 2018
Government, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

Minnesota DOT Installing Technology to Guide Truckers to Parking Spaces

Todd Lappin/Flickr

Truck drivers passing through Minnesota who need of a safe place to pull off the road will be getting help from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, which last week began installing new technology that will let them know in real time if rest areas still have parking spaces available.

Tim Harlow | StarTribune
February 13, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Trump Infrastructure Pitch Welcomed by House GOP Transportation Leaders

Seventh Street Bridge in Modesto, Calif. Seventh Street Bridge in Modesto, Calif. (The Modesto Bee via YouTube)

Reps. Jeff Denham and Sam Graves — Republican chairmen of key authorizing subcommittees in the House — expressed enthusiasm this week for the Trump White House’s long-awaited infrastructure proposal, which most Democrats already have rejected.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 13, 2018

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