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2018 TMC SuperTech Grand Champion Phil Pinter of FedEx Freight

ORLANDO, Fla. — Phil Pinter, a technician with FedEx Freight from Ida, Mich., bested 95 other finalists in the TMC SuperTech heavy-duty division Sept. 18 to claim the title of Grand Champion.

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Autonomous technologies and electrified equipment will have specific roles in the transportation and intermodal sectors and already are increasing safety and improving efficiency. As the technology continues to advance, it may gain adoption faster in the controlled situations within intermodal yards and drayage environments.

The U.S. Senate is expected to take up as early as this month House-passed legislation that would authorize projects designed to improve infrastructure at ports, harbors and waterways, as well as boost flood protection programs.

The Association of American Railroads has announced that a new president will take the reins at the start of next year.

The Senate has passed legislation with a provision that would require the Department of Health and Human Services to provide an explanation for a 21-month delay in issuing mandatory federal hair testing guidelines for safety-sensitive transportation employees such as truck drivers.

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