Government, TCA

Maine Turnpike Authority Throws Itself a Birthday Party

Maine Turnpike Authority

The Maine Turnpike Authority, which is typically more concerned with managing its open road tolling system, rebuilding exits, and keeping the highway between Kittery and Augusta safe for travelers, took a few moments to celebrate its achievements Dec. 13.

Dennis Hoey | Portland (Maine) Press Herald
December 15, 2017
Government, Logistics, TCA

US Postal Service Grappling With Record Shipments This Holiday Season

U.S. Postal Service

Shipping services working around the clock to handle record package numbers this holiday season.

Liz Forster | The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
December 15, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Hardworking Drivers Key to UPS Delivering 750 Million Packages This Holiday Season

UPS Inc.

Technology has made it easier than ever to buy gifts online and track the spoils of your spending spree as they make their way from retailers’ warehouses to your doorstep in time for the holidays.

Lauren Zumbach | Chicago Tribune
December 15, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

CSX CEO Hunter Harrison Takes Medical Leave

Scott Eells/Bloomberg News

Hunter Harrison has taken a medical leave from his position as CEO and president of CSX, the company announced Dec. 14. The railroad gave no details other than saying the leave was due to “unexpected complications from a recent illness.”

Roger Bull | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
December 15, 2017
Government, Business, TCA

FMCSA Says Even Flo Logistics Poses ‘Imminent Hazard to Public Safety’

A division of the U.S. Department of Transportation has ordered a Tumwater, Wash.,-based trucking company to “immediately cease all interstate and intrastate operations” after investigators, including the Washington State Patrol, found a number of alleged safety violations.

Rolf Boone | The Olympian (Olympia, Wash.)
December 15, 2017
Business, Equipment, TCA

Mack Trucks Adding 400 Jobs at Pennsylvania Assembly Plant

Bloomberg News

Mack is back, upshifting into hiring mode for its massive Lower Macungie Township, Pa., assembly plant that already employs about 2,000 people.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
December 13, 2017
Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Aptiv to Open Boston Office, Adding to Self-Driving Work in Pittsburgh

Aptiv, the automotive technology company formerly known as Delphi, will open an office in Boston to further its work on self-driving cars.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
December 13, 2017
Government, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Minnesota DOT Tests Driverless Shuttle Bus

Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune

With a cheery chime, a small, squarish minibus eased forward and tentatively took to the “highway” Dec. 12, advancing to a top speed of 3 miles per hour in the frigid morning air punctuated by a dash of swirling snow.

Janet Moore | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
December 13, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Shippers Ramp Up Hiring in Pennsylvania to Handle Flood of Package Deliveries

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

UPS Inc., FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service have sizable operations in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania and have ramped up operations by hiring hundreds of seasonal employees to handle an expected surge in holiday orders.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
December 12, 2017
Government, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Colorado’s Test on Mileage-Based Tax System for Roads Gets Good Reviews

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A four-month study designed to measure Coloradans’ appetite for overhauling how the state pays for roads offers a glimpse of the challenges that await as changing technology erodes the clout of gasoline taxes.

John Aguilar | The Denver Post
December 12, 2017