Business
Government, Business, Equipment

CVSA Responds to Senators by Deciding to Spend a Day Inspecting Trailer Underride Guards

A trailer underride guard Insurance Institute for Highway Safety via YouTube

In response to a request by two U.S. senators, roadside commercial motor vehicle inspectors later this month will spend a day collecting data on the condition and maintenance of rear trailer underride guards.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2018
Business, Safety

NTDC Kicks Off; ‘It’s Just Awesome to Be Here,’ Drivers Say

Drivers prepare to take written exam at NTDC Drivers prepare to take the written exam Aug. 15. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The kickoff to the National Truck Driving Championships featured a grand spectacle at the Greater Columbus Convention Center on Aug. 15.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 15, 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, Safety

Inspectors Learn, Train as Part of CVSA Competition

CVSA Competition Members of the Ohio Honor Guard march into the room for the start of the state inspector competition. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As the nation’s top truck drivers descend on Ohio’s capital for the National Truck Driving Championships, a smaller group of safety enthusiasts — 52 law enforcement officials — has convened to determine who among them is the champion inspector.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Coming Aug. 22: LiveOnWeb's 'Orchestrating the Supply Chain'

Orchestrating the Supply Chain

What are shippers doing to orchestrate the supply chain? How are they tackling capacity, service, visibility and control? That's the focus of our Aug. 22 LiveOnWeb program, "Orchestrating the Supply Chain." Save your seat, watch a preview or ask a question in advance.

Transport Topics
August 15, 2018
Business, Safety

NAIC Gets Going

A peek into the North American Inspectors Championship, conducted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. NAIC is a competition and training event for North American commercial vehicle inspectors. (Photos by John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Transport Topics
August 15, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

EPA Challenged Administration’s Safety Projections From Mileage Freeze

A car tailpipe Rick Bowmer/AP

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency privately challenged the Trump administration’s rationale for freezing Obama-era mileage standards, saying the proposal actually would increase U.S. highway deaths.

Ellen Knickmeyer | Associated Press
August 15, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

Turkey to Step Up Tariffs on US Products

People line up at a currency exchange shop in Istanbul People line up at a currency exchange shop in Istanbul. (Lefteris Pitarakis/AP)

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey on Aug. 15 said it is increasing tariffs on imports of certain U.S. products, including rice, cars, alcohol and coal — escalating a feud with the United States that has helped trigger a currency crisis.

Suzan Fraser | Associated Press
August 15, 2018
Business, Logistics

NACPC Gets Approval to Run Chassis Pool at Georgia, South Carolina Ports

NACPC Port of Savannah, Ga. (Tom Driggers/Flickr)

Chassis pool operations at ports in Georgia and South Carolina will shift later this year to a new entity created by the North American Chassis Pool Cooperative, and equipment at the facilities will be expanded and undergo a series of improvements, the group said.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 15, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

US Retail Sales Rose at 0.5% Annual Rate in July

Citi Trends manager Crystal Bowman counts a customer's school clothes and uniforms in Jackson, Miss. ( Citi Trends manager Crystal Bowman counts a customer's school clothes and uniforms in Jackson, Miss. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP)

WASHINGTON — Americans shopped at a healthy pace in July, buying more cars, clothes and appliances, evidence that confident consumers are helping drive robust economic growth.

Christopher Rugaber | AP Economics Writer
August 15, 2018
Government, Business

US Industrial Production Edged Up 0.1% in July

A truck driver chains down a roll of steel to his flatbed at the NUCOR Steel Gallatin plant in Ghent, Ky. A truck driver chains down a roll of steel to his flatbed at the NUCOR Steel Gallatin plant in Ghent, Ky. (Timothy D. Easley/AP)

WASHINGTON — U.S. industrial production rose modestly last month, held down by drops in mining and utilities.

Paul Wiseman | AP Economics Writer
August 15, 2018

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