Business, Equipment, TCA

Navistar Expects Strong Year for Truck Manufacturer

John Sommers II for TT

Navistar executives predict 2018 will be a strong year for the Springfield, Ohio manufacturer. The company reported a profit of $30 million in 2017 — its first annual profit in six years — a result company officials called a breakthrough year for the truckmaker.

Matt Sanctis | Dayton (Ohio) Daily News
January 8, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

N.Y. Gov. Proposes Eliminating Toll Booths From State Thruway by 2020

Office of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to eliminate toll booths from the State Thruway by 2020.

Julie McMahon | Syracuse (N.Y.) Media Group
January 5, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Faster Page Loads Deliver Truckloads of New Drivers for U.S. Xpress

Nikola Motor Co.

Traffic jams and speed limits may prevent truckers from driving any faster, but America’s largest independent truckload carrier has found a way to speed its internet connections with drivers across the country to help address its truck driver shortage.

Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times/Free Press
January 5, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Sen. Schumer, Teamsters Push for Bill to Cover Pensions

Drew Angerer/Bloomberg News

Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Peter King joined Long Island Teamsters Jan. 2 in calling for union pension shortfalls to be funded through Treasury bonds tied to the federal budget.

John Asbury | Newsday
January 4, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

Comment Period About to Close on Hotly Debated Glider Provision Repeal

A Daimler glider kit on display at the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show A Daimler glider kit on display at the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — To the Environmental Protection Agency, the trucking industry and clean air advocates, semi-trucks outfitted with glider kits represent a new front in the debate over government regulation. And this week happens to be a key week for deciding how and whether trucks like these can continue to be made and sold.

Stephen Koff | Advance Ohio Media
January 4, 2018
Government, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Missouri Gas Tax Increase May Land on Ballot After Task Force Report


A panel set up by Missouri lawmakers wants Missouri voters to raise the state’s gasoline tax by a dime per gallon to help maintain one of the nation’s most extensive highway networks.

Jack Suntrup | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 3, 2018
Business, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

Largest Automated Container Terminal Begins Operation in China

Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

A $2.15 billion fully automated container terminal started operating at Shanghai’s Yangshan Port.

Wang Ying | Asia News Network
January 2, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

UPS Touts Record Number of Package Returns This Holiday Season

UPS Inc.

Some 1.4 million packages are expected to be sent back to retailers on Jan. 3, according to UPS Inc., which has dubbed the massive return-to-sender day “National Returns Day.”

Jennifer Van Grove | Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
January 2, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Philly’s Port Prepares for Further Growth: Bigger Ships, Expanded Cargoes, New Cranes

Port of Philadelphia

At the Port of Philadelphia, two harbor cranes, as large as any in the world, will arrive in early March.

Linda Loyd |
January 2, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Companies Race to Create Sensors for Self-Driving Vehicles

Velodyne Lidar Systems Michael Short/ Bloomberg News

To drive a car, you need to see the world around you. But computers are blind, so autonomous cars must rely on other ways to perceive their surroundings.

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
December 27, 2017