Business, Logistics, TCA

Alliance Airport in Texas Expands Runways to Attract More Cargo Firms

Fort Worth Alliance Airport

The long-awaited extension of two runways at Alliance Airport is complete, clearing the way for the north Fort Worth’s privately run cargo airfield to expand its services to include companies wishing to ship freight as far away as Europe.

Gordon Dickson | Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram
April 23, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Could Self-Driving Bulldozers Help Fix A Housing Shortage?

Screenshot via Built Robotics

As the yellow and black bulldozer-like machine zoomed around the construction site preparing the ground for 700 new houses, all that was missing was someone in the driver’s seat.

Marisa Kendall | The Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.)
April 23, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Alabama Port Authority Finds Partner for Planned Automobile-Handling Terminal

Alabama State Port Authority

Last month, the Alabama State Port Authority announced major funding grants for a planned automobile-handling terminal. It now has a deal with a partner that will develop and operate it.

Lawrence Specker | Alabama Media Group
April 19, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

TxDOT to Forgive $1.3 Billion in Unpaid Toll Fees, Fines

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The Texas Department of Transportation will waive more than $1.3 billion in late fines and fees owed by those who drove on its toll roads since 2007, agency officials say, a response to a cap in such fees imposed last year by the Legislature

Ben Wear | Austin American-Statesman
April 19, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Everybody Loses in Trade War, Canadian Chamber of Commerce President Says


President Donald Trump has tweeted “trade wars are good, and easy to win. Don’t believe it, the president of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce told Tampa business and political leaders April 18.

Richard Danielson | Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
April 19, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, TCA

Ex-Trooper Sentenced in Dallas Trucking Company Inspection Fraud


A former Texas Department of Public Safety sergeant was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison April 16 for accepting bribes from a Dallas trucking company in exchange for top-level inspection decals.

Claire Z. Cardona | The Dallas Morning News
April 19, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Corn Belt Senators Ask EPA to Stop Issuing Waivers Exempting Refineries From Biofuel Laws

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Thirteen Corn Belt senators, led by Minnesota Democrat Amy Klobuchar and Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley, have petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to stop issuing waivers that exempt certain oil refineries from federal biofuel laws.

Mike Hughlett | Star Tribune
April 18, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Worldwide Flight Services Lays Off 161 at Philadelphia International Airport

Philadelphia International Airport

Cargo-handler Worldwide Flight Services will lay off 161 employees at the American Airlines freight facility at Philadelphia International Airport in June because the airline has not renewed its contract.

Andrew Maykuth |
April 18, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

New Hampshire Self-Driving Vehicle Legislation Faces Speed Bumps

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A bill that would allow companies to road-test self-driving vehicles in New Hampshire may be facing some speed bumps.

Shawne K. Wickham | The New Hampshire Union Leader
April 18, 2018
Business, Fuel, TCA

Pilot Flying J Owner Jimmy Haslam Won’t Face Charges in Fraud Case

Paul Sancya/AP

The statute of limitations ended Monday without prosecutors filing new charges in the $56 million fraud committed by top executives of Pilot Flying J, the family business of Browns owner Jimmy Haslam.

John Caniglia | The Cleveland Plain Dealer
April 17, 2018