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Editorial: Let’s Be Careful Out There

A character on the 1980s television police drama “Hill Street Blues” had a great catchphrase: “Let’s Be Careful Out There.” They’re also words that ring true today for those who make their living traveling the highways.

Transport Topics
October 18, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Sygic Introduces Real-Time Driver Behavior Analysis

Sygic, a Slovakia-based mobile navigation company, has unveiled a new driver behavior algorithm designed to motivate drivers to act safer behind the wheel.

Transport Topics
October 18, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

RoadSigns podcast

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Transport Topics' new podcast: RoadSigns. Our debut episode focuses on how the trucking industry’s steady and ongoing development of autonomous technology may someday affect truck drivers. Click to listen!

Transport Topics
June 11, 2018
Business

Werner Enterprises Posts Double-Digit Gains in Revenue, Profits in 3Q

Werner John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Werner Enterprises posted double-digit gains in revenue and profits in the third quarter as demand for the company’s one-way truckload freight hauling services was “stronger than normal” and shippers paid higher rates.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 18, 2018
Government, Business

Despite NAFTA Worries, Truck Traffic Into US From Mexico on Texas Bridge Hasn’t Slowed

Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge Trucks travel along the Pharr International Bridge daily bring produce and others goods. (Eric Gay/Associated Press)

PHARR, Texas — Despite the South Texas trade community’s concern a year ago about the future of free trade with Mexico, 643,313 trucks crossed northbound over the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge over the last 12 months, an increase of nearly 37,000 from the previous year.

Mitchell Ferman | The Monitor (McAllen, Texas)
October 18, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Trucking to Turn More to Alternative Fuels, Experts Say

Alternative Fuels A truck operated by the Cummins engineering department (foreground) stands beside a tractor-trailer combination from the Monarch Beverage Co. Both run on compressed natural gas. (Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics)

INDIANAPOLIS — Sales of Class 8 natural gas fueled trucks are rising, grants and incentives for using alternative fuels are expanding and more related regulations are coming as major shippers pursue environmental sustainability, experts said at an industry forum here.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 18, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Beauty Retailer Feelunique, Seko Logistics Partner on Hong Kong Hub

Seko Logistics logo Seko Logistics

Feelunique, a European online beauty retailer, has partnered with Seko Logistics to open a distribution hub in Hong Kong.

Transport Topics
October 18, 2018
Business

Firmament Provides Debt Financing for NextGen’s Acquisition of Condata

The Firmament Group, a provider of debt and equity capital solutions to small- and medium-size enterprises, announced that it would back NextGen Growth Partners’ acquisition of Condata Global Inc. with debt financing.

Transport Topics
October 18, 2018
Business, Logistics

Delmar International Acquires CV Logistics

Delmar International, a Lachine, Quebec, company whose offerings include freight forwarding and warehousing and distribution, has announced the acquisition of CV Logistics, also in Quebec.

Transport Topics
October 18, 2018
Government, Business

Infrastructure, Climate to Be Priorities for Democrats in Congress in 2019

Trump at an Ohio event Trump at a Ohio event in March on infrastructure. His agenda may clash with Democrats, who analysts say have a strong chance of taking the House majority in the midterms. (Ty Wright/Bloomberg News)

The White House next year intends to promote a robust infrastructure agenda and will expect Congress to produce legislation that would ensure long-term funding for roads and bridges, Senior Republican policymakers in the U.S. House told Transport Topics in recent interviews.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 18, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Congestion Creates $74.5 Billion Burden for Trucking, ATRI Study Shows

Truck and car congestion Virginia Department of Transportation

Traffic congestion on the nation’s highways added $74.5 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry in 2016, according to the American Transportation Research Institute’s recent analysis.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 18, 2018

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