David Patch

Business, Logistics, TCA

Toledo Port Sees Increase in Cargo Tonnage

Port of Toledo

Rebounding iron ore traffic led a nearly 16% increase in cargo tonnage through the Port of Toledo during 2017, and a port official said this year’s expected groundbreaking for a new iron smelter near the port should boost that cargo further in future years.

David Patch | The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
January 16, 2018
TCA

Despite a Cautious Public, Automation the Future of Vehicles, Experts Say

Alexandria Sage/Reuters

While the American public remains cautious about embracing the idea of self-driving vehicles, many popular vehicle features are forms of automation and that will only increase, speakers on a panel at an annual transportation conference said March 31.

David Patch | The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
April 3, 2017
Business

Mild Winter Reduced Cargo at Port of Toledo

Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority

Toledo, Ohio-area drivers and most businesses may have welcomed a mild winter last year, but it bit into the amount of cargo moving through the city’s port.

David Patch | The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
January 17, 2017
Business

Toledo Police Revive Program to Crack Down on Truck Weight Limits

Toledo Police Department

Toledo, Ohio police will resume enforcing truck weight limits later this month after a seven-year, budget-related hiatus, the department announced March 1.

David Patch | The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
March 2, 2016
Business, Safety

Port of Toledo Tonnage Falls 30% in 2015 as Commodities Slump

Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority

A slumping steel industry led to declines in several key commodities across the Port of Toledo’s docks last year that accounted for most of a nearly 30% plunge in cargo tonnage.

David Patch | The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
January 19, 2016