Business, Logistics, TCA

Shortage of Truck Drivers Hits New York Businesses, Pushes Up Wages

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A national shortage of truck drivers because of factors such as a competitive job market is making an impact on New York’s Long Island, forcing businesses to adapt, and driving up the pay of workers seeking to drive a big rig.

Tory N. Parrish | Newsday
July 6, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Amazon to Open 60,000 Square Foot Oklahoma Warehouse

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Additional permit applications filed this week show continued work to add an Amazon Delivery Center to the company’s growing Oklahoma City, Okla., presence.

David Dishman | The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, Okla)
July 6, 2018
Business, Logistics

Dr Pepper Drivers in Chicago Reach Deal, End 40-Day Strike

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More than 150 Chicago Teamsters ended their strike against Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. after ratifying a new four-year contract, union and company officials confirmed July 3.

Michael J. Bologna | Bloomberg News
July 3, 2018
Safety, Logistics, TCA

AAA Expects Holiday Traffic to Break Record

Ohio Department of Transportation

The AAA predicts a record-breaking 46.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home for the Independence Day holiday, an increase of more than 5% compared with last year’s prediction and the highest number since AAA started tracking travel 18 years ago.

Jocelyn Brumbaugh | The Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown, Pa.)
July 3, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Drone Deliveries Become Reality as China Races to Take the Lead

An attendee looks at a delivery drone at the JD.com Inc. booth at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Asia in Shanghai, China, on June 7, 2017. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

The day after Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com Inc.’s midyear sale, a company drone took off from a playground in the city of Xi’an to deliver one of the orders in a football-sized box to a village in the mountains to the south.

Bloomberg News
July 3, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Japanese Government Envisions Cars in the Sky by 2020s

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In a bid to achieve the practical use of self-driving flying cars in the 2020s, the government will establish a public-private council possibly within this year to discuss safety issues, technological development and other matters, Japanese newspaper The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.

Asia News Network
July 2, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Shortage of Drivers Slows Booming Truck Demand

Spencer Platt/Bloomberg News

Demand for new commercial trucks is surging as companies look to replace aging vehicles and freight volumes have jumped in recent months.

Matt Sanctis | Dayton (Ohio) Daily News
July 2, 2018
Business, Logistics

Even Amazon’s Feeling the Strain From Insatiable Delivery Demand

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Amazon.com Inc.’s call for entrepreneurs to help expand its package-delivery network is a cry for help.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
July 2, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Maine Governor’s Latest Bonds Ploy Highlights Peril of Borrowing to Fix State’s Roads

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

AUGUSTA, Maine — There is probably nothing more unifying in Maine’s contentious politics than borrowing lots of money to improve the state’s transportation system, but recent events at the State House have also showed why it may be a poor policy.

Michael Shepherd | Bangor (Maine ) Daily News
July 2, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Says It’s a ‘Little Premature’ to Discuss US WTO Exit

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said it’s a “little premature” to discuss the U.S. withdrawing from the World Trade Organization as the Trump administration continues to look at ways to improve the global trade body.

Kasia Klimasinska | Bloomberg News
July 2, 2018