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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
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Construction Begins on $42 Million Autonomous Vehicle Test Facility in Central Florida

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When you think of autonomous cars, the city of Auburndale, Fla., doesn’t come to mind. All of that is expected to change in the coming years.

John Chambliss | The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.)
November 16, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

California Clears the Way for Testing of Fully Driverless Cars

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At the beginning of the year, efforts to put driverless cars on California’s streets looked like they were careening.

Liam Dillon | Los Angeles Times
November 16, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Could Driverless Tech Mean Thousands of Trucking Jobs Lost? Probably Not

General Motors’ autonomous concept vehicle the Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure that could be fitted with a cargo delivery system. Rendering by GM.

Truck driving — one of the most in-demand and stable jobs in Ohio — could face major changes as the industry develops new automated, driverless technology.

Matt Sanctis | Dayton (Ohio) Daily News
November 15, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Waymo, Uber Squabble Over Ground Rules as Autonomous Vehicle Trade-Secrets Theft Trial Looms

Photos by Seth Wenig, Eric Risberg/AP

What is a trade secret? That seemingly simple question dominated discussions Nov. 14 during a federal court hearing on Waymo vs. Uber, one of the last pretrial sessions before the case, which could shape the future of autonomous vehicles, heads to a jury on Dec 4.

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
November 15, 2017
Business, Fuel, TCA

Tape of Subordinate Accusing Haslam, Hazelwood Played in Pilot Flying J Trial

Jim Haslam John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam not only knew one of his vice presidents was ripping off truckers but “loved it,” jurors heard a subordinate claim Nov. 14 in a secret recording.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
November 15, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Uber Plans Self-Driving, Longhaul Trucks on the Road ‘In the Near Future’

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Uber is working on a fleet of self-driving semi-trucks, but it won’t completely replace traditional drivers, the company said.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
November 14, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Container Shipping Returns to Portland, Ore., on a Limited Basis

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Container ships will resume calls to Portland,Ore., in January, though on an extremely limited basis

Mike Rogoway | The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
November 14, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

ABF Freight, Teamsters Set Negotiation Date

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ABF Freight, the less-than-truckload carrier operated by ArcBest, announced that ABF and the Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee have agreed to exchange initial proposals on Dec. 18 and 19, and begin negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement the week of Jan. 7.

Times Record | (Fort Smith, Ark.)
November 14, 2017
Business, Fuel, TCA

Frosty Jurors, Chilly Boss Among Five Things Heard, Seen in Pilot Flying J Fraud Trial

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The temperature inside the Chattanooga, Tenn., federal courtroom Nov. 13 matched the temperature of the relationship between a Pilot Flying J executive on board with a fraud scheme and a salesman who wasn’t — frosty.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
November 14, 2017

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