Business
Business, Safety

NTDC Leaders, Volunteers Prep Course Ahead of Championship

NTDC Leaders A volunteer at NTDC. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Course preparations are well underway for the 81st National Truck Driving Championships.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 14, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Shipping-Fuel Rule Change Cuts Demand for Canadian Oil

TransCanada's Hardisty Terminal 1 TransCanada's Hardisty Terminal 1. (Brett Gundlock/Bloomberg)

New rules limiting the amount of sulfur allowed in shipping fuel is expected to cut demand for high-sulfur fuel oil and the sour crude that yields it. In Canada, that could extend — or worsen — the biggest price slump in nearly five years.

Robert Tuttle | Bloomberg News
August 14, 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, Fuel

Trump Trade Spat Threatens US LNG Exporters

Cheniere Energy's LNG terminal in Sabine Pass, La. Cheniere Energy's LNG terminal in Sabine Pass, La. (Cheniere Energy via Bloomberg)

PetroChina, a unit of the state-owned China National Petroleum Corp., may suspend its buying of U.S. liquefied natural gas cargoes during the colder months, just as new American LNG terminals start up.

Rachel Adams-Heard and Ryan Collins | Bloomberg News
August 14, 2018
Business, Safety

Pennsylvania Driver Robert Dolan Prepares for NTDC, Helps Young People Engage With Trucking

NTDC In the Pennsylvania Straight Truck division, Dolan of XPO Logistics (center) took first place while Bart Masciulli of FedEx Express (right) placed second and Michael Light of FedEx Freight (left) won third. (Photo by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

Robert Dolan, a Pennsylvania-based trucker for XPO Logistics, has been a champion driver for nearly 30 years, and one of his passions is encouraging young people who may form the next generation of transportation workers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 14, 2018
Business, Safety, Logistics

Finale of CVSA’s Inspectors Competition Will Coincide With NTDC Awards Banquet

Truck inspection in Landover, Md. Law enforcement members conduct inspections in Landover, Md. (CVSA)

In a few weeks, law enforcement officials from across the continent will convene in Columbus, Ohio, to participate in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s North American Inspectors Championship.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 14, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Will Your Next Truck Be a Plug-In?

RoadSigns podcast

Are electric vehicles poised to break through in commercial transportation? Episode 3 of RoadSigns has the answer. Click to listen.

Transport Topics
August 13, 2018
Business, Fuel

Diesel Slips 0.6¢ to $3.217

Diesel tanker Matthew Staver/Bloomberg

The U.S. average retail price of diesel inched down 0.6 cent to $3.217 a gallon while crude oil prices fell amid ongoing international currency and political issues that could sap demand.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

How a Billion-Dollar Autonomous Vehicle Startup Lost Its Way

Rendering of autonomous car Jacky Leung/Getty Images

Quanergy Systems Inc. found itself in the center of a sudden frenzy over self-driving cars in 2014. It makes lidar, which bounces lasers off objects to help autonomous cars know what is nearby.

Joshua Brustein and Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
August 13, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety, Opinion

Opinion: Trucking Companies Can Reap Big Recoveries in Small Claims

Does your trucking company write off thousands of dollars of small losses due to the negligence of other drivers? While small-dollar claims might not seem worth the hassle of collecting, they can add up quickly and amount to significant business losses.

Kelsea Eckert | Attorney at Law, Eckert & Associates, P.A.
August 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

NHTSA Certifies eNow Truck Rooftop Mounting Systems

eNow Truck Rooftop Mounting Systems ENow solar power panels at the 2017 Green Truck Summit and Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Renewable energy company eNow announced that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration certified its method of mounting solar power systems on truck rooftops as meeting federal safety standards.

Transport Topics
August 13, 2018

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