Government, Business, Safety, TCA

Thousands of Kansas Truckers Will Be Trained to Combat Human Trafficking

Dark parking lot

Jesse Pilant tries to avoid any unsavory places while driving, but that hasn’t stopped him from seeing women and young girls going from truck to truck late at night.

Katherine Burgess | The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle
June 29, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Autonomous Guidance on Docket at July MCSAC Meetings

Autonomous Waymo trucks Waymo autonomous freight trucks. (Waymo)

Autonomous technology will be among the topics to be examined at the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee meetings scheduled for July 30-31, federal trucking regulators announced.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 29, 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

CSX to Open Hub in Eastern North Carolina

CSX worker (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg)

North Carolina Department of Transportation officials announced June 28 that they have reached an agreement with CSX Corp. to build a new intermodal transportation facility in Edgecombe County.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 29, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Faster Delivery of Nearly Everything Is the Next Big Thing

Amazon packages David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

NEW YORK — Waiting is so yesterday. Shoppers increasingly want their orders to arrive at their doorsteps as soon as they click a button, whether it’s a hot meal, groceries or a sofa. In response, retailers are betting big on delivery services to drop off packages faster.

Anne D'Innocenzio and David Koenig | Associated Press
June 29, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

FHWA Official Says Feds Are Giving Autonomous Technology Developers Latitude

GM Cruise Autonomous Car GM Cruise autonomous car (General Motors Co.)

Preparing for autonomous vehicles on American roads will mean more than getting used to being in a car without a steering wheel.

Jason Laughlin |
June 29, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, TCA

Mack Trucks: Trump’s Tariffs Could Put Us at a Competitive Disadvantage

Sporting an "I Love Trucks" button, President Donald Trump speaks meets with truckers and industry CEOs regarding healthcare, March 23, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Back on March 23, 2017, President Donald Trump welcomed trucking industry representatives to the White House for a discussion on health care. During their visit, Trump, wearing an “I [heart] truckers” pin, climbed into the cab of a Mack truck parked on the lawn, pumped his fists and pretended to drive the stationary big rig.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
June 28, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA, Top 100

OSHA Opens Probe Into Fatal XPO Accident

XPO Logistics

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has opened an investigation into a fatal accident at XPO Logistics in Lockport, N.Y., early June 25.

Tim Fenster | Lockport (N.Y.) Union-Sun & Journal
June 28, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy Announces $8.5 Million for Transit Projects

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Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy recently announced that $8.5 million would be divided among five transit-related projects across the state.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 28, 2018
Government, Fuel, TCA

California Republicans See New Gas Tax as Rallying Point

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Out-of-state money is pouring into a campaign to overturn California’s newly enacted gas taxes and vehicle registration fees as Republican donors see a rallying point to drive conservative voters to the polls in November.

Rachel Swan | San Francisco Chronicle
June 28, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

How Have ELDs Changed Trucking?

Six months after the electronic logging device mandate went into effect, this LiveOnWeb program explores the impact the change has had on the trucking industry.

Transport Topics
June 27, 2018