Business, Equipment, TCA

Navistar-GM Partnership Spurs Michigan Trucking Firm to Expand to Ohio, Hire 100

Wheeler Trucking

The Navistar-GM partnership in Springfield, Ohio has lead a Michigan trucking company to open a new terminal in Springfield, a move that could lead to a $5.2 million investment and more than 100 jobs over three years.

Matt Sanctis | Dayton (Ohio) Daily News
October 19, 2017
Government, Fuel, TCA

California GOP Rallies Around Measure to Repeal New State Gas Tax


Organizers of a campaign to qualify a ballot measure that would repeal the state’s gas tax and new vehicle fees unveiled their growing coalition Oct. 18 at the state Republican Party headquarters, where GOP gubernatorial candidate John Cox said he will make a “substantial” donation to the effort.

Melody Gutierrez | San Francisco Chronicle
October 19, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

Anheuser-Busch Taps Seattle Trucking Startup Convoy to Transport Beer


Anheuser-Busch has signed a multi-year partnership with Seattle-based trucking startup Convoy to transport beer.

Lisa Brown | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 17, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Ohio Turnpike Commission Approves Communications System for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Ohio Turnpike Commission

Alerts about traffic, weather, work zones and other conditions should start popping up early next year on the dashboards of digitally connected vehicles on 52 miles of the Ohio Turnpike near Cleveland.

Grant Segall | The Cleveland Plain Dealer
October 17, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Commercial Processing at Tornillo US-Mexico Port of Entry Suspended for ‘Lack of Demand’

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Former Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker walk across the Tornillo-Guadalupe Port of Entry and International Bridge Feb. 4, 2016. Photo by Jetta Disco, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

In the years leading up to the construction of an about $133 million port of entry in Tornillo, Texas, county leaders talked about the need for a bridge that would alleviate commercial traffic at other border crossings in El Paso.

Aileen B. Flores | El Paso (Texas) Times
October 17, 2017
Business, TCA

Montana Trucking Company Tapped to Haul Capitol Christmas Tree to Washington, D.C.

Kenworth Truck Co.

Whitewood Transport, a Billings, Mont., based trucking company, will haul the 2017 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from the Kootenai National Forest in the northwest corner of the state to Washington, D.C., next month

Rob Rogers | Billings (Mont.) Gazette
October 16, 2017
Business, TCA

Groendyke Transport CEO Presented With Oklahoma State University Honor

Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Oklahoma State University

The Groendyke name rings loudly throughout the state of Oklahoma.

Perhaps best known for his role in the trucking industry as CEO of Groendyke Transport, John Groendyke also is a leader and visionary in Oklahoma for natural resource ecology and management.

Kevin Hassler | Enid (Okla.) News & Eagle
October 16, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

The Newest Frontier for Hackers: Your Car

Getty Images

As computer technology increasingly controls critical vehicle safety features and more cars are connected to the internet, the danger of a hacker taking control of vehicles is becoming less like a Hollywood movie plot and more like something that can actually happen.

Lynn Hulsey | Dayton (Ohio) Daily News
October 16, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

GM Shows Off Autonomous Cargo Hauling Concept Vehicle

A rendering of the Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure (SURUS) platform with shipping containers to show the potential of flexible fuel cell solutions. General Motors

General Motors says it “aims to solve some of the toughest transportation challenges created by natural disasters, complex logistics environments and global conflicts” with its new Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure.

Dan Scanlan | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
October 13, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Magnum Trucking Breaks Ground on Minnesota Terminal

Magnum Trucking

With mounds of dirt and heavy machinery in the background, civic leaders gathered Oct .12 to welcome regional shipping giant Magnum Trucking to Bemidji, Minn.

Jordan Shearer | The Bemidji (Minn.) Pioneer
October 13, 2017