Government, Logistics, TCA

Rhode Island’s First Truck-Toll Gantry Installed on Route 95

Jimmy Emerson, DVM/Flickr

The first of more than a dozen new Rhode Island truck-toll gantries now stands above Route 95 South in Exeter.

Patrick Anderson | The Providence (R.I.) Journal,
February 16, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Montana Rodeo Cowboys Worried They’ll Need Commercial Driver’s Licenses Under New Regulations

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Montana cowboys are asking Congress to tap the brakes on federal horse trailer regulations they say could all but shut down participation in rodeos.

Tom Lutey | Billings (Mont.) Gazette
February 15, 2018
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
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Uber, Amazon Making Presence Felt in Transportation Industry

Ken Cassar of Slice Intelligence Cassar by Ari Ashe/Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Executives in the truck stop and travel plaza industry see the encroachment of technology giants into the transportation industry, but savvy leaders will find ways to capitalize on this trend to make more money, an analyst said during a presentation at the annual NATSO Connect conference.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
February 14, 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
Business, Logistics, TCA

January Snow Took a Toll on Port of Virginia’s Cargo Volume

Port of Virginia

The post-New Year’s blizzard in Virginia did a number on the port.

Robert McCabe | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
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
Business, Logistics, TCA

Delivering the Goods: U.S. Xpress Offers Team Bonuses Up to $50,000

Nikola Motor Co.

With demand for long-haul driver teams outstripping supply, one of the country’s largest truckload carriers Feb. 12 launched a compensation plan to provide team drivers up to $50,000 in bonuses and four weeks of paid vacation every year.

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
February 13, 2018
Government, Logistics

White House Doesn’t Plan Import Tax, Official Says, Contradicting Trump

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

The Trump administration has no formal proposal on the table for a so-called reciprocal tax on imports, according to a U.S. official who sought to clarify whether a levy that risks escalating tensions with key trading partners would be enacted.

Jennifer Epstein | Bloomberg News
February 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Amazon Threat Has Maersk Racing to Stop Clients From Becoming Rivals


The world’s biggest container shipping line is trying to stop customers like Amazon.com Inc. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. from becoming competitors in just a few years’ time.

Christian Wienberg and Alaric Nightingale | Bloomberg News
February 12, 2018