TCA
Government, Fuel, TCA

California Truckers to Pay 20¢ More a Gallon for Diesel Starting Nov. 1

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Beginning Nov. 1, drivers across California can expect to pay an extra 12 cents per gallon for gasoline at the pump, and an extra 20 cents per gallon for diesel.

Erin Baldassari | East Bay Times
October 31, 2017
Government, Safety, Logistics, TCA

House Homeland Security Committee Calls for Increased Security Funding at LA, Long Beach Ports

Cargo trucks wait in line at the Port of Long Beach, in Long Beach, Calif.; Jae C. Hong/AP

While praising efforts to protect the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports from terrorist and cyber-attacks, members of Congress aired concerns Oct. 31 about threats to public safety and the economy if federal funding for maritime security programs isn’t raised to meet new threats.

Kevin Modesti | Daily News, Los Angeles
October 31, 2017
Business, TCA

Longtime Montana Trucker Delivering Capitol Christmas Tree

In nearly five decades of driving trucks, Larry Spiekermeier has placed sixth in the National Truck Driving Championships, twice been named Motor Carriers of Montana’s “Driver of the Year,” and logged 1.6 million accident-free miles with his current employer, Whitewood Transport.

Patrick Reilly | Daily Inter Lake (Kalispell, Mont.)
October 31, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Teamsters Hold Public Picket Against CSX Future Health Benefits

Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes

A division of the Teamsters union held what it called an informational picket Oct. 30 against Jacksonville-based CSX Corp., saying the company is planning to “drastically reduce our health insurance benefits.”

Drew Dixon | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
October 31, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Driverless Truck Completes Delivery at ExxonMobil Facility in Singapore

Belgian logistics group Katoen Natie has started operating its first driverless truck at ExxonMobil’s manufacturing site on Jurong Island in Singapore.

Christopher Tan | Asia News Network
October 26, 2017
Government, Technology, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Maryland Governor Promises Traffic Signals With Artificial Intelligence to Ease Highway Congestion

Photo by @larryHogan

Drivers in 14 state highway corridors in Maryland will see their travel times cut over the next year as a result of a $50 million upgrade to traffic signals, Gov. Larry Hogan said Oct. 25.

Michael Dresser | The Baltimore Sun
October 25, 2017
Government, Logistics, TCA

Illinois Considering Closing Some Highway Rest Areas

Jessica Hill/AP

The state of Illinois is considering how to rehab, or possibly close, some state rest areas, and has even launched a public survey about travelers’ likes and dislikes of the interstate highway stops — drawing thousands of responses so far.

Mary Wisniewski and Ese Olumhense | Chicago Tribune
October 25, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Jacksonville Approves $1.5 Million for Bridge Ramp Demolition to Improve Truck Access to Port

Nicole J. Huber/Flickr

It was first about public safety. Then, modernizing city roads. Now Jacksonville, Fla., Mayor Lenny Curry says he wants to demolish the elevated ramp connecting the Hart Bridge to downtown so cargo trucks can better access the port.

Christopher Hong | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
October 25, 2017
Government, Logistics, TCA

Louisiana Voters OK Measure to Tighten Transportation Spending

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Louisiana officials agree that the state’s roads need fixing. Beyond that, though, they can’t seem to agree on what to do about it. But they did make some progress earlier this month toward a solution when the state’s voters approved a constitutional amendment to safeguard any money raised by new gas taxes.

Daniel C. Vock | Governing
October 24, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, TCA

Ready or Not, Driverless Technology Beginnings Already Here

Paul Sancya/AP

Some consumers say they are wary of a driverless car future, but a new survey says the beginnings of the technology which will power that future are already available on most new vehicle models and many consumers are willing to pay thousands of dollars for them.

Eric D. Lawrence | Detroit Free Press
October 23, 2017

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