Maverick Transportation Announces Fourth Driver Pay Hike in 2018

Maverick truck Russ MacNeil

Over-the-road and regional flatbed drivers with Little Rock, Ark.-based Maverick Transportation LLC will receive their fourth pay increase this year, along with a new weekly guaranteed pay.

Transport Topics
August 13, 2018
Business, Equipment

Pac-Van Acquires Delmarva Trailer Sales and Rentals

Two Pac-Van trucks Pac-Van

Pac-Van Inc., a provider of portable storage containers and trailers, has acquired assets of Delmarva Trailer Sales and Rentals in Elkridge, Md., to expand the company’s business in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. market.

Transport Topics
August 13, 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, Logistics, TCA

Port of Vancouver Vision Statement to Be Drafted at Public Workshop

Columbia River, Wash., near the Port of Vancouver A tugboat maneuvers through waiting freighters on the Columbia River near the Port of Vancouver in Vancouver, Wash. (Don Ryan/AP)

The Port of Vancouver will hold a public workshop after its regularly scheduled meeting Aug. 14 to draft a vision statement detailing the future of the port.

Calley Hair | The (Vancouver, Wash.) Columbian
August 13, 2018
Business, Equipment

Lippert Adds Mattress for Larger Drivers

Lippert's Odyssey mattress Lippert's Odyssey mattress. (Lippert Components Inc.)

Lippert Components Inc. introduced the Odyssey, the latest in its somnum mattresses for the heavy-truck market built to maximize comfort for big and tall sleepers.

Transport Topics
August 13, 2018
Government, Business

Trump Hails NAFTA Talks With Mexico, Says Canada Must Wait

Truck at US-Mexico border Hans-Maximo Musielik/AP

President Donald Trump said negotiations with Mexico on a new NAFTA are “coming along nicely,” while telling Canada it will have to wait to re-enter the talks to modernize the three-nation trade pact — hinting at his preference for bilateral negotiations.

Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
August 13, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Port Prince Rupert Thrives Despite Global Tariff Turmoil

Houses in Prince Rupert Houses in Prince Rupert. (Ben Nelms/Bloomberg)

Prince Rupert is hardly the place one would expect to find an international gateway that’s weathering the Trump trade storm better than any other Pacific port in North America.

Natalie Obiko Pearson | Bloomberg News
August 13, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Task Force to Study Autonomous Technology Underway in Oklahoma

Oklahoma welcome sign J. Stephen Conn/Flickr

Oklahoma state officials have held the first meeting of a task force that will study autonomous vehicles and how agencies and local governments should respond to the emerging technology.

Dale Denwalt | The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City)
August 13, 2018
Business, Technology

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Says ‘Funding Secured’ Tweet Followed Meeting With Saudis

Tesla closeup AP

Tesla’s Elon Musk said in a blog post he reported the funding was secured for a go-private transaction after meeting with the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund July 31, after the Saudi fund bought almost 5% of Tesla stock.

Polina Noskova | Bloomberg News
August 13, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Aug. 13: Grand Champions

Driving competition at 2017 NTDC Driving competition at 2017 National Truck Driving Championships in Orlando, Fla.

After weeks of qualifying at the state level, a Grand Champion will be crowned Aug. 18 at the National Truck Driving Championships in Columbus, Ohio. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 13, 2018

French Firm Trigo Group Adds Two US Companies to Expand Quality Management Services

Trigo Group shop Trigo Group

Trigo Group, a company based in France that provides inspection, quality training and consulting services to manufacturing firms throughout the world, has made two recent acquisitions in the United States.

Transport Topics
August 10, 2018