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Government, Logistics, TCA

Washington Town Undertakes $52 Million Road Project to Ease Truck Traffic

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UNION GAP, Wash. — On a daily average, 3,400 trucks hauling freight travel along Main Street and Valley Mall Boulevard in Union Gap, Wash., just to access Interstate 82.

Phil Ferolito | Yakima (Wash.) Herald-Republic
February 5, 2018
Business, Fuel, TCA

Four Defendants and a Cache of Questions Face Jury in Pilot Flying J Fraud Trial

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - In a trial that exposed an underbelly of greed, fierce competition, thievery and even racism within a division of the nation’s largest diesel fuel retailer, jurors now face a slew of questions as the case comes to a close.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
February 5, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

New Truck Drivers Thrive as Companies Struggle to Hire

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Emily Duck is only 5-foot-4, but she has no trouble shifting the gears, hitting the brakes or climbing into the cab of a big rig that she drives from Edwardsville, Ill., to Kansas City almost every night.

Teri Maddox | Belleville (Ill.) News-Democrat
February 2, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Special Truck Lane in New Mexico Speeds up Border Shipments

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

As NAFTA renegotiation talks wind down, a dedicated cargo lane for trucks is speeding up shipments from a massive Foxconn plant on the Mexican side of the Santa Teresa, N.M., border crossing.

Angela Kocherga | Albuquerque (N.M.) Journal
February 2, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Baltimore Sets Record in 2017 With 10.7 Million Tons of Cargo

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

The Port of Baltimore set new cargo records in 2017, handling 10.7 million tons of general cargo and the most containers and autos in its history, officials said.

Colin Campbell | The Baltimore Sun
February 2, 2018
Business, Fuel, TCA

Ex-President of Pilot Flying J Won’t Testify or Summon Witnesses in Ongoing Fraud Trial

Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel

As federal prosecutors wrapped up their case against him Jan. 31, former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood opted not to testify or present witnesses on his own behalf.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
February 2, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Self-Driving Cars Need Humans Less and Less, California Data Shows

General Motors Co.

The robot cars test-driving on California roads seem to need their human overseers less and less.

David R. Baker | San Francisco Chronicle
February 1, 2018
Business, TCA

FedEx Looks to Fill 800 Part-Time Jobs at World Hub

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

A FedEx Express job fair is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 3 at 2874 Business Park Drive, Building D, near Memphis International Airport.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
January 31, 2018
Business, Equipment, TCA

Mack Posts Modest Uptick in Deliveries, Receives Surge in Orders in 2017

Mack Trucks

If you look solely at Mack Trucks’ delivery total last year, you see a number that is only 4% — or about 800 trucks — higher than the company’s total in 2016, which was its worst statistical year since 2010.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
January 31, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

West Virginia Transportation Secretary: Benefits of $2.8 Billion Road Plan Already Happening

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West Virginia Transportation Secretary Tom Smith told state legislators Jan. 29 that West Virginia drivers are already beginning to notice road improvements as part of Gov. Jim Justice’s four-year, $2.8 billion “Roads to Prosperity” program.

Phil Kabler | The Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette
January 31, 2018

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