Business
Business, Safety

Scenes from NTDC 2018

NTDC 2018 is here! More scenes from the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, at the truck driving championships, which conclude Aug. 18. (Photos by John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Transport Topics
August 15, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Ford to Spend $740 Million as Part of Detroit Train Station Project

Michigan Central train station Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford (left) and CEO James Hackett pose outside the Michigan Central train depot on June 19 in Detroit. (Carlos Osorio/AP)

Ford Motor Co. will spend nearly $740 million to renovate the Michigan Central Station and other sites the automaker purchased in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood, the company said Aug. 14.

Cindy Burton | Detroit Free Press
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
Government, Business

US Productivity Posts 2.9% Growth in 2Q

Tractor-trailers move cargo out of the Port of Savannah. Tractor-trailers move cargo out of the Port of Savannah. (Stephen B. Morton/AP)

WASHINGTON — U.S. productivity grew at an annual rate of 2.9% in the second quarter, the fastest pace in more than three years, while labor costs actually fell.

Martin Crutsinger | AP Economics Writer
August 15, 2018
Business, Safety

Five Things to Watch for at NTDC 2018

Five things to watch for at the National Trucking Driving Championships in Columbus, Ohio.

Transport Topics
August 14, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Universal Logistics Purchases Southern Counties Express for $65 Million

Universal Logistics truck Universal Logistics Holdings Inc.

Universal Logistics Holdings Inc. is expanding its intermodal business, announcing Aug. 10 it is acquiring Compton, Calif.-based Southern Counties Express Inc. for $65 million.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 14, 2018
Business, Safety

Being Defending Champion Adds Pressure, FedEx’s Roland Bolduc Says

Roland Bolduc Bolduc (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Winning it all at last year’s National Truck Driving Championships helped elevate Roland Bolduc’s exposure.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 14, 2018
Business, Equipment

Medium-Duty Sales Near 20,000 in July Amid Consumer-Sector Strength

Ford F750 truck Ford F750 truck. (Ford Motor Co.)

U.S. retail sales of medium-duty trucks in July rose nearly 15% above a year earlier as all classes posted gains, WardsAuto.com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 14, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Deb DeLuca Named New Duluth Port Director

A Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. train arrives at the Port of Duluth. A Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. train arrives at the Port of Duluth. (Ariana Lindquist/Bloomberg)

Deb DeLuca was named the executive director of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority Aug. 13, becoming the first woman to hold the role.

Brooks Johnson | The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash.
August 14, 2018
Business, Safety

Columbus Gets Ready for NTDC

Scenes from the build-up to the National Truck Driving Championships Aug. 15-18 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. (Photos by John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Transport Topics
August 14, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

Turkey’s Erdogan Vows US Boycott, but Diplomats Resume Talks

Recep Tayyip Erdogan Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures prior to delivering a speech in Ankara, Turkey, on Aug. 14. (Pool photo via AP)

Turkey’s president appeared to escalate a dispute with the United States that has helped foment a Turkish currency crisis, claiming Aug. 14 that his country will boycott U.S.-made electronic goods. Behind the scenes, however, diplomats resumed contact to ease tensions.

Suzan Fraser | Associated Press
August 14, 2018

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