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Business, Logistics, TCA

Shortage of Truck Drivers Hits New York Businesses, Pushes Up Wages

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A national shortage of truck drivers because of factors such as a competitive job market is making an impact on New York’s Long Island, forcing businesses to adapt, and driving up the pay of workers seeking to drive a big rig.

Tory N. Parrish | Newsday
July 6, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Amazon to Open 60,000 Square Foot Oklahoma Warehouse

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Additional permit applications filed this week show continued work to add an Amazon Delivery Center to the company’s growing Oklahoma City, Okla., presence.

David Dishman | The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, Okla)
July 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Beijing Gives Boost to Driverless Cars

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Self-driving vehicles have traveled safely for 26,000 kilometers (16,156 miles) in test areas in China’s capital city, according to Beijing Innovation Centre for Mobility Intelligence, a service provider of road tests for autonomous vehicles.

Jing Shuiyu | Asia News Network
July 5, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Missouri Lawsuit Aims to Remove Gas Tax Hike From Ballot

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A state legislator from southwest Missouri has filed a lawsuit in an effort to stop a proposed gasoline tax increase from appearing on the state’s November ballot.

Jack Suntrup | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 3, 2018
Safety, Logistics, TCA

AAA Expects Holiday Traffic to Break Record

Ohio Department of Transportation

The AAA predicts a record-breaking 46.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home for the Independence Day holiday, an increase of more than 5% compared with last year’s prediction and the highest number since AAA started tracking travel 18 years ago.

Jocelyn Brumbaugh | The Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown, Pa.)
July 3, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Self-Driving Shuttle Bus Test to Begin This Year in Columbus, Ohio

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Self-driving shuttle buses will be hauling riders around downtown Columbus later this year, a significant move as the city begins initiatives aimed at making it a “smart city” for transportation.

Mark Williams | The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch
July 3, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Japanese Government Envisions Cars in the Sky by 2020s

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In a bid to achieve the practical use of self-driving flying cars in the 2020s, the government will establish a public-private council possibly within this year to discuss safety issues, technological development and other matters, Japanese newspaper The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.

Asia News Network
July 2, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Shortage of Drivers Slows Booming Truck Demand

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Demand for new commercial trucks is surging as companies look to replace aging vehicles and freight volumes have jumped in recent months.

Matt Sanctis | Dayton (Ohio) Daily News
July 2, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Maine Governor’s Latest Bonds Ploy Highlights Peril of Borrowing to Fix State’s Roads

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

AUGUSTA, Maine — There is probably nothing more unifying in Maine’s contentious politics than borrowing lots of money to improve the state’s transportation system, but recent events at the State House have also showed why it may be a poor policy.

Michael Shepherd | Bangor (Maine ) Daily News
July 2, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, TCA

Thousands of Kansas Truckers Will Be Trained to Combat Human Trafficking

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Jesse Pilant tries to avoid any unsavory places while driving, but that hasn’t stopped him from seeing women and young girls going from truck to truck late at night.

Katherine Burgess | The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle
June 29, 2018

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