Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Foxconn to Use Driverless Vehicles for Thousands of Workers at New Wisconsin Factory

Billionaire Terry Gou, chairman of Foxconn Technology Group, holds a "FOXCONN" Wisconsin license plate during an event in Racine, Wisc. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News.

Foxconn Technology Group’s plans for the use of driverless vehicles to move thousands of workers a day at its sprawling campus in Racine County, Wisc., highlights the growing attractiveness of a technology that could shape the future of transportation.

Lee Bergquist | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
December 11, 2017
Government, Logistics, TCA

Washington State Roads Are Getting Worse, New Data Shows

During heavy rains and flooding in Nov. 2017, the Skagit River scoured out an area under SR 20 sending a section of the road and jersey barrier into the water. Photo by Washington State Department of Transportation

By several standards, the transportation network of Washington state is creaking under the pressures of age and economic growth.

Mike Lindblom | The Seattle Times
December 11, 2017
Business, Equipment, TCA

Caterpillar to Pay Millions for Crimes Against Customers, Including XPO Logistics

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A wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc. will pay tens of millions of dollars for intentionally cheating its customers with unnecessary repairs and dumping rail car parts into the ocean to cover up its actions.

Matt Buedel | Journal Star (Peoria, Ill.)
December 8, 2017
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Ohio Bus Drivers Fear Push Toward Self-Driving Vehicles Could Reduce Jobs, Safety

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Central Ohio bus drivers are warning state lawmakers that the push for automated vehicles may lead to job losses and unsafe conditions.

Dan Gearino | The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch
December 7, 2017
Business, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

UPS Eyes Delivery of Holiday Packages by Golf Cart in Colorado Town

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Golden, Colo., residents could see the unwrapping of a new package delivery system right in the middle of this year’s holiday gift-giving frenzy, with UPS Inc. drivers swapping out their trademark brown trucks for golf carts with trailers.

John Aguilar | The Denver Post
December 7, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Retired Teamsters Facing Dramatic Pension Cuts See Hope in New Federal Legislation

Teamsters Union retirees rally in front of the U.S. Capitol April, 2016 to protest proposed pension cuts. Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

Retired Teamsters around the nation who are facing dramatic cuts to their monthly pensions are keeping their fingers crossed that proposed federal legislation will keep them from financial ruin.

Jim Mackinnon | Akron Beacon Journal
December 7, 2017
Business, Fuel, TCA

Defense Goes on Offense Against Key Witness in Pilot Flying J Fraud Trial

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - If Pilot Flying J’s top leaders knew its sales executives were cheating customers, why all the code talk, an attorney for the truck stop giant’s former president asked Dec. 6.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
December 7, 2017
Government, Logistics, TCA

Illinois Budget Puts State Roads in Crisis, Advocates Say

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Six months after lawmakers hastily passed their first state budget in two years, transportation advocates are sounding the alarm on a little-noticed item that will take $300 million from road repairs to pay other expenses each year.

Tom Lisi | Herald & Review (Decatur, Ill.)
December 6, 2017
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Washington State Seeks Alternative to Gas Tax

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With fossil fuel usage trending downward, Washington state officials are rethinking the taxation methods the state applies to road users.

Scott Jackson | Moscow-Pullman Daily News (Moscow, Idaho)
December 6, 2017
Logistics, TCA

Here’s What You Need to Know About Holiday Shipping Deadlines

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It’s only just the start of December — you’ve got plenty of time to get those presents in the mail before Christmas, right? Be careful. Time races during the holidays, but delivery deadlines for the major shipping services don’t waver

Tampa Bay Times
December 6, 2017