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UPS Switching to Three-Wheel Deliveries in Florida Town

UPS Inc.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will soon become the first city in the state to use electric tricycles to deliver packages to businesses and homes, according to UPS Inc. and city officials.

Wayne K. Roustan | The Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
December 5, 2017
Business, TCA

UPS Buys Company to Build Customs Brokerage Business

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UPS announced it is acquiring trade management firm Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services to build the shipping giant’s customs brokerage business.

Kelly Yamanouchi | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
December 5, 2017
Business, Technology, Safety, TCA

Amazon Delivery Drone Would Dismantle Itself in Sky, Rain Down Parts

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Amazon received a patent outlining a possible plan for “directed fragmentation for unmanned airborne vehicles” used in deliveries.

Ethan Baron | The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News
December 4, 2017
Government, Safety, TCA

German Market Bomb Scare Part of DHL Blackmail Attempt

German police officers talk with a vendor at a Christmas market a day after a suspicious object was found in Potsdam, Germany, Dec. 2. Markus Schreiber/AP

BERLIN — A suspicious package found near a Christmas market in the German city of Potsdam was not terrorism-related, but part of an attempt to blackmail delivery company DHL, an official said Dec. 3.

Friederike Heine | dpa
December 4, 2017
Government, Safety, TCA

Colorado Could Soon Officially Make Truckers a Part of the Fight Against Human Trafficking

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Truckers have long been the eyes and ears of the road, and the industry and Colorado lawmakers want to officially put that perspective to use as the state continues its growing battle against human trafficking.

Jesse Paul | The Denver Post
December 4, 2017
Business, Fuel, TCA

Fraud Scheme Fueled by Fight for Gallons, Former Pilot Flying J Executives Testify

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Of the $92 million Pilot Flying J’s board of directors has admitted its employees defrauded trucking companies, as little as 20% went directly into the pockets of those confessed conspirators, testimony has shown.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
December 4, 2017
Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Automation Could Kill 73 Million US Jobs by 2030

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Automation could destroy as many as 73 million U.S. jobs by 2030, but economic growth, rising productivity and other forces could more than offset the losses, according to a new report by McKinsey Global Institute.

Paul Davidson | USA Today
December 1, 2017
Business, TCA

‘The Professional Driver is the Lifeblood of Pilot Flying J,’ Ex-President Says in Video

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — While his salesmen were ripping off trucking companies, former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood took to a stage playing the role of “Mark the driver,” testimony showed.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
December 1, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

General Motors Says Self-Driving Taxi Fleets Coming in 2019

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Big fleets of robot taxis — with no backup drivers — from General Motors could hit the streets of San Francisco and other cities in less than two years, the company said Nov. 30.

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
December 1, 2017
Business, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Defense to Key Witness in Pilot Flying J Fraud Trial: Isn’t Cheating ‘Dumb’ Business Move?

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — In a bid to discredit a key government witness in the ongoing Pilot Flying J fraud trial, a defense attorney on Nov. 30 offered up a question about any scheme to defraud customers.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
December 1, 2017

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