Business, TCA

FedEx Employees Help Give Former Slave Cemetery in Texas Needed Makeover

The City of Irving via YouTube

Jammie Simon can point to the tree where the body of his great-grandfather, Minnie Shelton, was laid to rest. But like many of the nearly 200 former slaves and others buried at Shelton’s Bear Creek Cemetery in Irving, Texas, Simon’s great-grandfather, the former owner of the burial ground, no longer has a tombstone.

Elvia Limón | The Dallas Morning News
March 14, 2018

UPS Appoints Jim Barber as Chief Operating Officer

Mike Blake/Reuters

Atlanta-based UPS Inc. announced it is appointing Jim Barber as chief operating officer.

Kelly Yamanouchi | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

PeopleNet’s Cameras Get More Eyes on the Road to Help Make Better Drivers

PeopleNet’s side cameras record video of the view along the side of a tractor-trailer.( PeopleNet);

More eyes on the road can help make car and truck operators better drivers. hat’s the idea behind the Video Intelligence system from Minnetonka, Minn.,-based PeopleNet.

Patrick Kennedy | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
March 12, 2018
Business, Safety, TCA

UPS Driver With 25 Years Of Crash-Free Driving Shares His Safety Tips

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Robert Gomez Jr. has been driving the UPS Inc. signature big, brown trucks around Southern Arizona since the mid-1980s. He also has the distinction of being crash-free for 25 consecutive years behind the wheel.

Murphy Woodhouse | The Arizona Daily Star
March 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

BNSF Combining Technology, Human Expertise to Improve Operations

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At Burlington Northern Santa Fe, it’s the combination of people and technology that’s making the railway safer and more efficient.

Daniel McKay | The Whitefish (Mont.) Pilot
March 9, 2018
Business, Equipment, TCA

Navistar Boosts Revenue Projections Up to $9.75 Billion After Strong Sales

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Navistar raised its revenue projections for this year, in part due to strong results in the company’s truck segment, the manufacturer said March 8.

Matt Sanctis | Dayton (Ohio) Daily News
March 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Minnesota Speeds Up Planning for Self-Driving Cars


Self-driving cars will eventually hit the pavement in Minnesota, and state officials want our roads and laws to be ready.

Eric Roper | Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 8, 2018
Government, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

Drivers Would Pay Tax on Miles Traveled Under Lawmaker’s Plan

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Drivers could pay a tax based on how many miles their vehicles travel under a plan being pushed by Missouri Rep. Sam Graves, who’s vying to become the powerful new chairman of the House Transportation Committee.

Lindsay Wise | McClatchy Washington Bureau
March 8, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Humans Slapped and Shouted at Robot Cars in Two of Six California DMV Crash Reports This Year


The human response to possible takeover by robot overlords is off to a troubling start. Of six crash reports involving robot cars filed in California so far this year, two involved a human approaching the car and attacking it.

Russ Mitchell | Los Angeles Times
March 6, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Trump Sends Mixed Signals on Steel Tariffs, Canada, Mexico and NAFTA

Evan Vucci/AP

President Trump suggested March 5 he may end steel tariffs on Mexico and Canada if they give him better trade terms while re-negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement.

David Jackson | USA Today
March 5, 2018