Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

San Francisco Mayor Says Driverless Cars are ‘Future of the Streets’

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Days after a fatal self-driving-car collision in Arizona, six makers of driverless vehicles came to San Francisco on March 22 to demonstrate their technology — and emphasize its safety features — to city leaders and public-safety officers.

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
March 23, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Higher Trucking Costs Eat Into General Mills' Profit

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Three months ago, General Mills executives believed the company was on the verge of simultaneous sales and profit growth for the first time in years. Instead, higher trucking and other costs suddenly ate into profit.

Evan Ramstad | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
March 22, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Video From Self-Driving Uber Car Captures First Fatal Collision

Dashcam video from inside Uber A still photo from a dashcam video taken inside a self-driving Uber vehicle shows pedestrian appearing suddenly in a dark roadway moments before the collision. (Tempe, Ariz., police department via AP)

Police in Tempe, Ariz., on March 21 released dashcam videos of the fatal accident March 18 in which an Uber car operating in autonomous mode struck and killed a pedestrian, showing the car did not slow down or alter its course to avoid her.

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
March 21, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Michigan Governor Calls for Federal Gas Tax Hike to Fix State’s Ravaged Roads


It’s time to raise the federal gas tax to help fix Michigan’s ravaged roads, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said March 20.

Paul Egan | Detroit Free Press
March 20, 2018
Business, TCA

FedEx Office to Open in 500 Walmart Stores Across US in Next Two Years

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You can get everything from food and clothing to tools and toys at Walmart. Now, add packing and shipping to that list.

Zlati Meyer | USA Today
March 20, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Crumbling County Roads: The Unintended Consequence of Energy Industry Traffic

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Guadalupe Road in south Victoria County, Texas, was brand new in August 2016 after the county spent $200,000 to repave it for the first time in decades. But in the last few weeks, it began to crumble and crack, forcing county crews to patch up the deteriorating surface.

Marina Starleaf Riker | Victoria (Texas) Advocate
March 19, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Container Volume at Maine’s Largest Port More Than Doubled Over Past Five Years

Maine Port Authority

Shipping containers are piling up on the Portland, Maine, waterfront at a record pace as the state invests millions of dollars into its largest port to encourage the state’s growing trade links to Europe and the North Atlantic region.

Peter McGuire | Portland (Maine) Press Herald
March 19, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Supporters and Opponents Clash Over Adding Tolls to Connecticut Highways

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In an often-passionate debate, advocates squared off March 14 in Connecticut for more than five hours in the long-running battle for electronic highway tolls that has split the legislature.

Christopher Keating | The Hartford (Conn.) Courant
March 16, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Indiana Airport Mulls Expansion Into International Freight

South Bend International Airport

Could the airport in South Bend, Ind., be transformed into a rail-to-air freight hub for international shipping companies that would create hundreds of jobs?

Ted Booker | South Bend (Ind.) Tribune
March 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Report: Uber Keen to Sell Self-Driving Technology to Toyota

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Ride-hailing company Uber is in talks to start selling its self-driving technology to Toyota Motor, Japanese media reported March 16.

dpa | (Hamburg, Germany)
March 16, 2018