Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Colorado DOT Purchases World’s First Automated Self-Driving Construction Vehicle

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When Robert Roy was helping to create the world’s first self-driving construction truck, he traveled across the country and talked to people in the construction industry. One of the people he spoke with, the president of a company in Louisiana, told him the story of how one of his employees almost died while working on a highway.

Tommy Simmons | Greeley (Colo.) Tribune
August 21, 2017
Business, Safety, TCA

Landstar Recognizes Darryl Francis for 1 Million Safe Miles Driven, His Third Million

Landstar Landstar System Inc.

Darryl Francis twice won awards for driving 1 million safe miles in his 18-wheeler and but for another time when the company went out of business, it could’ve been three.

Cleveland Tinker | The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun
August 21, 2017
Business, TCA

Concrete Truck Driver Strike That Slowed Seattle Construction Ends With Labor Deal

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The strike by Seattle concrete delivery truck drivers that slowed construction projects across King County, Washington, is coming to an end following a labor agreement reached Aug. 18.

Mike Rosenberg | The Seattle Times
August 21, 2017
Government, Logistics, TCA

With California’s New Gas Tax Approved, Caltrans Is on a Hiring Spree as Construction Work Ramps Up

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Vallejo native Chris Haynes had just finished high school when he signed up to work for the California Conservation Corps, a job that took him down back roads across the state. But wherever he went, he saw Caltrans workers too.

Erin Baldassari | East Bay Times
August 18, 2017
Government, Business, TCA

Indiana Governor Touts 500 New Trucking Jobs

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Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb visited Gary on Aug. 17 to tout the new corporate headquarters of HMD Trucking, which plans to create 500 jobs in the Steel City by 2021.

Joseph S. Pete | The Times (Munster, Ind.)
August 18, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

Strike by Concrete Truck Drivers Threatens Seattle Construction Projects

Teamsters Strike Teamsters Local 174

More than a quarter of King County, Washington’s concrete delivery-truck drivers have gone on strike, and the rest could soon join them — threatening to delay dozens of projects amid the region’s record construction boom.

Mike Rosenberg | The Seattle Times
August 17, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

FedEx Names Mark Allen as Company’s Next Legal Affairs Chief

Mark Allen JB Reed/Bloomberg News

FedEx Corp. has filled a key leadership post, naming Mark Allen to succeed Christine Richards Oct. 1 as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
August 17, 2017
Business, Safety, TCA

Port of Los Angeles Terminal Shut Down After Police Standoff, Man Falls Off Crane

Screenshot via KABC TV Los Angeles

A man who climbed a huge gantry crane at the Port of Los Angeles after he jumped from a stolen SUV at the end of a lengthy police chase fell to his death late Aug. 16.

Redlands (Calif.) Daily Facts
August 17, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

FedEx Chief Cites Investment, Integration, Innovation as Driving Record Results

Frederick Smith Aaron M. Sprecher/Bloomberg News

FedEx chief Frederick Smith’s annual letter to shareholders credits three I’s — investments, integration and innovation — for exceptional results in fiscal 2017 and the promise of even better future performance.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
August 16, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Roads That Pay for Themselves: Startup Nears Two Smart Pavement Pilot Project Contracts

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After years of planning, the next several months are when Tim Sylvester will get the chance to start testing out what he’s been telling people for years: roads can pay for themselves.

Ben Miller | Government Technology
August 15, 2017