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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

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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
Business, Technology, Logistics

Blockchain for Trucking

Freight contracts, document transfers, food safety, driver security, parts management and asset tracking are among the many elements of the trucking business that could become easier and more secure through new applications built around the shared digital ledger called blockchain.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2018
Government, Logistics

Top US Railroad Official Out After Reports of Moonlighting

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Heath Hall has resigned as a top official with the Federal Railroad Administration, a Department of Transportation official said.

February 12, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Feb. 12: Infrastructure Week, Again

crumbling infrastructure PBS NewsHour via YouTube

As we welcome President Donald Trump’s highly anticipated infrastructure plan, key policymakers will continue to dwell over the best strategies for funding and financing big-ticket infrastructure projects. A look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Says He’ll Unveil ‘Reciprocal Tax’ on Imports This Week

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

President Donald Trump said Feb. 12 that he will propose a tax on imports this week, reviving an idea he floated earlier in his administration that risks raising tensions with key U.S. trade partners.

Jennifer Epstein | Bloomberg News
February 12, 2018

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