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Business, Logistics, TCA

Union Dispute Leaves Some Freighters Stuck at Port of Toledo

Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority

A long-simmering labor dispute between a local longshoremen’s union and a Port of Toledo stevedore has led to three ocean freighters being waylaid at the Port of Toledo docks and a fourth boat being turned away — potentially costing the terminal tens of thousands of dollars a day in lost work.

Tyrel Linkhorn and David Patch | The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
May 15, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Teamsters, Philadelphia Coke Distributor Agree to New 5-Year Contract

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The 600 members of Teamsters Local 830 agreed May 12 to a new five-year contract with Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages, ending the threat of a strike, the company said.

Bob Fernandez | Philly.com
May 14, 2018
Business, TCA

How a ‘Crisis Level’ Truck Driver Shortage Could Impact Your Shopping Habits

Mack Trucks

Trucking drives America’s economy, but a shortage of truck drivers is putting the future of the country’s economy in peril.

Eric Schwartzberg | Dayton (Ohio ) Daily News
May 14, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Rhode Island to Explore Autonomous Shuttle Pilot

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The self-driving car wave could be headed to Rhode Island. The state’s Department of Transportation has released a request for proposals in its bid for a public-private partnership to test autonomous vehicles, likely in the form of small driverless shuttles in the Providence area.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
May 11, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

PortMiami on Track for Trade Record in 2018

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After disappointing years from 2006 to 2014, things are looking up at PortMiami. In March, the port handled 97,577 TEUs of cargo — the second-highest monthly total in the port’s history — and, so far, cargo traffic is up 5.8% over the same period in fiscal 2017.

Mimi Whitefield | Miami Herald
May 11, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA, Top 100

UPS to Use Futuristic-Looking Fleet of Electric Delivery Trucks in London, Paris

UPS Inc.

UPS Inc. plans to deploy a small fleet of futuristic, boxy-looking all-electric delivery trucks as part of a pilot program in London and Paris by the end of this year.

Benjamin Raven | MLive.com, Walker, Mich.
May 10, 2018
Business, TCA, Top 100

Chicago Man Charged in Scam That Routed UPS Mail to His Apartment

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A Chicago man has been charged in a scheme that temporarily changed the address for the global headquarters of shipping giant UPS Inc. to his tiny garden apartment, resulting in thousands of pieces of mail meant for UPS executives and other employees being delivered to his doorstep.

Jason Meisner | Chicago Tribune
May 10, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA, Top 100

Covenant Transport Pays $2,000 Bonuses to 44 Teams

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Covenant Transport handed out $88,000 in its new team bonus program last month to 44 teams that eclipsed the 60,000 miles together to earn the company’s new $2,000-per-team bonus.

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
May 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Uber’s Self-Driving Software Reportedly Decided Not to React Before Fatal Collision

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Uber believes its self-driving software that chooses how to react when it detects objects in the roadway is the cause behind a fatal collision between one of its vehicles and a pedestrian.

Benjamin Raven | MLive.com (Walker, Mich.)
May 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Nation’s First Self-Driving Car Service for the Public Coming to Texas

Drive.ai

FRISCO, Texas — The nation’s first self-driving car service for the public will begin here in July.

Valerie Wigglesworth | The Dallas Morning News
May 8, 2018

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