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Government, Equipment, Fuel

TransCanada Wins Approval to Build Keystone XL in Nebraska

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

TransCanada Corp. won Nebraska’s permission to build its long-delayed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline across the state.

Andrew M Harris Meenal Vamburkar and Kevin Orland | Bloomberg News
November 20, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Editorial

Editorial: Following the Rules

In less than a month, the business of trucking will change. That’s the consensus of most when it comes to the federal mandate for use of electronic logging devices for the majority of truck drivers. The law is set to take effect Dec. 18, and we believe it’s a good thing for the industry.

Transport Topics
November 19, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Frito-Lay's Mike O'Connell on PepsiCo's Fuel-Efficiency Strategy

Frito-Lay Senior Director of Supply Chain Mike O'Connell, right, discusses PepsiCo's "Performance With Purpose" strategy to reduce the greenhouse gas impact of its fleet with TT's Roger Gilroy.

Transport Topics
November 17, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

NACFE's Mike Roeth on Diesel Efficiencies

North American Council for Freight Efficiency Executive Director Mike Roeth (right) discusses diesel efficiencies demonstrated during the Run on Less event, and where diesel fits into the future of trucking as a power source, with TT Executive Editor Joe Howard.

Transport Topics
November 17, 2017
Government, Business

Oregon Receives $2.6 Million Grant to Rebuild Infrastructure, DeFazio Says

Oregon's Peter DeFazio DeFazio says Oregon will receive $2.6 million for repairs. (Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg News)

To help Oregon fix freight corridors and surface infrastructure damaged by natural disasters, the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the state $2.6 million, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) said this week.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 17, 2017
Government, Business

Nevada DOT Awards $65 Million Contract to Expand Las Vegas-Area Highway

The Nevada Department of Transportation awarded a $65 million contract on Nov. 13 to widen and modernize a six-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 95 that runs through northwest Las Vegas.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 17, 2017
Government, Business, Fuel

Keystone Pipeline Leaks 210,000 Gallons of Oil in South Dakota

TransCanada Keystone sign Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File Photo

AMHERST, S.D. — TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil onto agricultural land in northeastern South Dakota, the company and state regulators said Nov. 16, but state officials don’t believe the leak polluted any surface water bodies or drinking water systems.

The Associated Press
November 16, 2017
Government, Business

Senate Tax Bill Retains Private Activity Bonds

Rep. Kevin Brady Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

A tax reform measure in the Senate would retain an infrastructure financing tool the private sector says helps advance big-ticket projects, while a similar House-passed bill would eliminate it.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 16, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Master Plan Approved to Guide Port of Memphis, Help Recruit New Industry

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The Port of Memphis, Tenn., is getting a new blueprint for its growth for the next 20-plus years.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
November 16, 2017
Government, Business

Freight Shippers Express Support for NAFTA's Trucking Provision

Trucks at the U.S.-Mexico border at Otay Mesa Trucks at the U.S.-Mexico border at Otay Mesa. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

A broad-based coalition of freight shippers is pushing back against a U.S. proposal that would place more restrictions on Mexican trucking companies as part of a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement.

Daniel P. Bearth | Transport Topics Senior Features Writer
November 16, 2017

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