Business, Logistics, TCA

Michigan Trucking Companies Struggle to Find Drivers

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In a day and age where nearly every product customers purchase is transported by a semi-truck, trucking companies are struggling to find qualified drivers to fill open positions.

Austin Metz | Holland (Mich) Sentinel
January 11, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Virginia Breaks Another Yearly Record for Container Volume

Port of Virginia

The Port of Virginia just finished its best year ever for container volume, having moved 2.84 million TEUs, or boxes as measured in standard 20-foot units.

Robert McCabe | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
January 11, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

FedEx Seeks Permit for $35.4 Million Building at Express Hub at Memphis International Airport

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FedEx has applied for a building permit for a building project valued at $35.4 million at its world hub at Memphis International Airport.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
January 10, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

Western Express Buys Connecticut Property for $1.7 Million

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Western Express has paid more than $1.7 million for 12 acres in Plainfield, Conn., to expand its operations.

John Penney | Norwich (Conn.) Bulletin
January 9, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

FedEx Express Opens Mammoth Shanghai Hub, Touts Improved Asia Linkage

FedEx Corp. Shanghai International Express and Cargo Hub located at Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

FedEx on Jan. 8 announced the official opening of a new, 1.4 million square foot Shanghai hub that bolsters access to one of the world’s fastest-growing markets.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
January 9, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Port Houston Container Imports Surged in 2017

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The National Retail Federation said Jan. 5 that retail imports surged in Houston and other U.S. ports amid a rise in consumer confidence and spending.

Katherine Blunt | Houston Chronicle
January 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Pizza Hut Working With Toyota to Test Driverless Pizza Delivery

Toyota says its e-Palette concept vehicle will be fully autonomous, battery-electric vehicle with open control interface to allow partner companies to install their own automated driving system.

Toyota and Pizza Hut announced Jan. 8 a “global partnership,” that could see Pizza Hut pizzas delivered in autonomous vehicles designed and built by Toyota.

Karen Robinson-Jacobs | The Dallas Morning News
January 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Self-Driving Car Firm Aurora to Expand After Deal With VW, Hyundai


Deals inked by the self-driving car firm Aurora with two major auto manufacturers will mean more jobs and more test vehicles on the streets in Pittsburgh, one of the company’s co-founders told the Tribune-Review.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
January 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Self-Driving Cars Hit Las Vegas Streets for Tech Tradeshow


LAS VEGAS — The self-driving car is getting closer to deployment in the real world for everyday passengers.

JC Reindl | Detroit Free Press
January 8, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Louisiana State Rep. Not Ready to Give Up on Improving Roads: ‘We Have to Fix It’

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Seven months after their push for a hike in the state gas tax died, road and bridge advocates are scrambling to see what, if any, other options are available for traffic relief.

Will Sentell | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
January 8, 2018