Government, Logistics, TCA

Michigan Governor Calls for Federal Gas Tax Hike to Fix State’s Ravaged Roads


It’s time to raise the federal gas tax to help fix Michigan’s ravaged roads, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said March 20.

Paul Egan | Detroit Free Press
March 20, 2018
Business, TCA

FedEx Office to Open in 500 Walmart Stores Across US in Next Two Years

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You can get everything from food and clothing to tools and toys at Walmart. Now, add packing and shipping to that list.

Zlati Meyer | USA Today
March 20, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Crumbling County Roads: The Unintended Consequence of Energy Industry Traffic

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Guadalupe Road in south Victoria County, Texas, was brand new in August 2016 after the county spent $200,000 to repave it for the first time in decades. But in the last few weeks, it began to crumble and crack, forcing county crews to patch up the deteriorating surface.

Marina Starleaf Riker | Victoria (Texas) Advocate
March 19, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Container Volume at Maine’s Largest Port More Than Doubled Over Past Five Years

Maine Port Authority

Shipping containers are piling up on the Portland, Maine, waterfront at a record pace as the state invests millions of dollars into its largest port to encourage the state’s growing trade links to Europe and the North Atlantic region.

Peter McGuire | Portland (Maine) Press Herald
March 19, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Supporters and Opponents Clash Over Adding Tolls to Connecticut Highways

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In an often-passionate debate, advocates squared off March 14 in Connecticut for more than five hours in the long-running battle for electronic highway tolls that has split the legislature.

Christopher Keating | The Hartford (Conn.) Courant
March 16, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Indiana Airport Mulls Expansion Into International Freight

South Bend International Airport

Could the airport in South Bend, Ind., be transformed into a rail-to-air freight hub for international shipping companies that would create hundreds of jobs?

Ted Booker | South Bend (Ind.) Tribune
March 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Report: Uber Keen to Sell Self-Driving Technology to Toyota

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Ride-hailing company Uber is in talks to start selling its self-driving technology to Toyota Motor, Japanese media reported March 16.

dpa | (Hamburg, Germany)
March 16, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Should Self-Driving Cars Be on the Road Before Safety Regs Are in Place? Dianne Feinstein Says ‘No’

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The senior U.S. senator from the country’s most tech-savvy state has for months blocked a bill championed by some of California’s biggest tech companies that would cut regulations and get self-driving cars onto roads sooner — and she made it clear March 14 she’s not backing down.

Casey Tolan | East Bay Times
March 16, 2018
Business, TCA

Covenant Transport Raises Profit Outlook

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Covenant Transport raised its profit outlook March 14 for the first quarter after freight revenue rose a better-than-expected 6.3% in the first couple of months of 2018.

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
March 15, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Michigan County Plagued by Potholes Waits for Trump to Deliver on Infrastructure

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FRASER, Mich. — Warnings begin as soon as you arrive. Beware of the potholes. They’re everywhere in this Michigan city near Detroit, rattling travelers’ teeth and popping tires, making for a lunar-like obstacle course.

Noah Bierman | Los Angeles Times
March 14, 2018