Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Delphi Spins Off, Renames Self-Driving Car Efforts as Aptiv


Delphi’s self-driving car efforts in Pittsburgh and elsewhere will go by a new name, the company announced Sept. 27.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
September 28, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Ford and Lyft Team Up to Put Driverless Cars on the Road

Lyft's new Amp glows on the dashboard of a car in San Francisco. Josh Edelson/AP Images for Lyft

Ford will begin testing self-driving cars on ride-hailing company Lyft’s network with human drivers at the wheel for backup, the companies said Sept. 26.

Russ Mitchell | Los Angeles Times
September 28, 2017
Business, TCA

FedEx Files Suit Against Gun Club, Saying Stray Bullets Keep Landing on Property

Sharpe Shooters Outdoor Range

Sharpe Shooters’ neighbors on Gun Club Road in Augusta, Ga., have filed suit alleging the club’s safety devices are failing to prevent the escape of stray bullets.

The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle
September 27, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Sen. Thune Working on Creating Modern-Day ‘Rules of the Road’ for Autonomous Vehicles

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

As the Obamacare reform debate rages on in full force, U.S. Sen. John Thune doesn’t have his sights set entirely on the headline-stealing topics of health care and tax reform. The always busy South Dakota Republican is also eyeing legislation for the growing autonomous vehicle market, or self-driving cars.

Evan Hendershot | The Daily Republic (Mitchell, S.D.)
September 26, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Missouri Town Plans $5.84 Million Tax Break to Lure Big FedEx Center

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

St. Peters, Mo., could offer a property tax break of $5.84 million over 10 years to lure a large FedEx complex to the levee-protected Premier 370 business park in the city’s Mississippi River flood plain.

Mark Schlinkmann | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 26, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

FedEx Outlook Rosy Despite Ongoing Threats From Cybercrime, Trade Restrictions

Employees drive carts on the tarmac past a cargo plane waiting to be loaded with shipments at the FedEx Corp. distribution hub at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles. Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

FedEx “has never been stronger,” although cybercrime and threats to restrict trade pose challenges, company founder Frederick Smith said Sept. 25

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
September 26, 2017
Business, TCA

No Shortage of Chrome at Joplin, Mo., Truck Show

Guilty By Association Truck Show

Hundreds of truckers are assembled in south Joplin for a weekend of group therapy, and everyone seems to have received the same prescription: chrome.

Koby Levin | Joplin (Mo.) Globe
September 25, 2017
Business, Technology, TCA

App Aims to Increase Communication in Intermodal Industry

IAmMr200/Getty Images

Paul Burgoyne has been in the transportation industry for 25 years, and the Poland, Ohio resident knows the ins and outs of the industry, and its problems.

Kalea Hall | Vindicator (Youngstown, Ohio)
September 25, 2017
Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Transportation Rebounding From Hurricane Harvey’s Havoc

A "Stop" sign stands in floodwaters due to Hurricane Harvey in Spring, Texas, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.; Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Container ships bound for Houston called on other ports as Hurricane Harvey slogged its way across the upper Texas coast and into the history books.

Andrea Rumbaugh | Houston Chronicle
September 25, 2017
Government, Business, TCA

Kentucky Town May Ban Commercial Delivery on Golf Carts

Kim Salmons/Flickr

Daviess County, Ky., Judge-Executive Al Mattingly says he will introduce an ordinance to Fiscal Court next month that would prohibit the commercial use of golf carts or other low-speed utility vehicles for delivering packages or mail.

September 22, 2017