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Used Truck Sales Rise 9% in April, ACT Research Reports

Used truck lot A used truck lot. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Used truck sales in April reached 22,900, up 9% from 21,000 in the same month in 2017, according to ACT Research Co.’s industrywide estimate.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
May 25, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

$1.6 Billion Project Approved by Texas Transport Agency

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After months spent hashing out how to pay the $1.6 billion tab, North Texas’ most pressing freeway need at long last gained the blessing of the Texas Transportation Commission at its May 24 meeting.

Ray Leszcynski | The Dallas Morning News
May 25, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Top 50

Heavy Hitters Face Off in Online Tire Market

Tires (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

This spring, a struggle for market share in online tire retailing turned into a battle for dominance as giants Goodyear and Bridgestone paired off against Amazon and Sears.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
May 25, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Postal Service’s Pricing Methodology Upheld by Appeals Court

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The U.S. Postal Service’s method to set prices for competitive services was upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on May 22.

Bernie Pazanowski | Bloomberg News
May 25, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

California Worker Status Rule Gives Employers Cause for Concern

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Are you an employee, and do you get all the benefits that come with it? Many California businesses wonder what the answer might now be for their workforce. And many may not like the answer under a new test recently adopted by the state Supreme Court.

Jon Steingart | Bloomberg News
May 25, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Security Forces Deployed as Trucker Strike Upends Brazilian Economy

Striking truckers and motorcycle messengers block the entrance of BR Distribuidora, a fuel station run by the state-run oil company Petrobras, May 24. (Eraldo Peres/AP)

Brazil sank further into chaos May 25 as the fifth day of a nationwide truckers’ strike prompted the deployment of national security forces amid warnings of a calamity in one of world’s largest cities and potentially devastating livestock losses.

Simone Iglesias Fabiana Batista and Tatiana Freitas | Bloomberg News
May 25, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump’s Auto-Tariff Threat Adds New Pressure to NAFTA Talks

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President Donald Trump’s threat to impose sweeping new tariffs on imported automobiles may be an attempt to pressure his NAFTA partners into striking a deal that would help drive manufacturing jobs back to the United States.

Jenny Leonard | Bloomberg News
May 24, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

1Q Numbers for Ports Show Continued Strong Growth

Port of Los Angeles A truck leaves a terminal at the Port of Los Angeles. (Tim Rue/Bloomberg)

With data now in for the first third of the year, operators of some of the nation’s ports said they are setting records as the economy keeps booming — even as volume dipped at the nation’s largest port.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 24, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Nation’s Ports Seek Billions in Multimodal Funding to Stay Competitive

Port of Oakland Container ships unload their cargo at the Port of Oakland, Calif. (Ken James/Bloomberg News)

The American Association of Port Authorities believes that in order for America’s ports to remain efficient and competitive during the next decade, more than $20 billion will be needed specifically to improve multimodal and rail access.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 24, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Brazilian Trucker Strike Starting to Wear on Economy

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A truckers strike in Brazil over higher diesel prices has left at least one McDonald’s in Copacabana struggling to serve its customers. The last perishable food delivery received at the restaurant was May 18, manager Yladian Barbosa told O Globo newspaper.

Christiana Sciaudone Raymond Colitt and David Biller | Bloomberg News
May 24, 2018

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