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Business, Safety, Editorial

Editorial: Driven — and Driving — to Win

Drivers, start your engines! It’s time once again for the National Truck Driving Championships, the annual competition where the skills of the nation’s best and brightest behind the wheel are put to the test. There are numerous individual categories in which drivers can take home a victory, but there can be only one Grand Champion. Who will it be this year?

Transport Topics
August 9, 2018
Business

Daseke Reports Record 2Q 2018 Earnings, Increases Full-Year Outlook

Daseke BTC was a recent Daseke acquisition. (Builders Transportation Company)

Flatbed and specialized trucking company Daseke Inc. reported strong growth for the second quarter of 2018, as acquisitions the growing company made during the past 12 months propelled its financial results.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 9, 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

Shipping Costs Surge, but Driver Pay Lags, Labor Data Shows

Driver Pay Getty Images

It’s the talk of corporate America: Shipping costs are surging.

Matthew Boesler | Bloomberg News
August 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Self-Driving Truck Startup Kodiak Secures $40 Million in Series A

Kodiak Robotics co-founders Don Burnette and Paz Eshel Kodiak Robotics co-founders Don Burnette (left) and Paz Eshel. (Kodiak Robotics)

Kodiak Robotics, founded in April by Don Burnette and Paz Eshel, said it has raised $40 million from a group of venture capital investment firms, including Battery Ventures, CRV, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Tusk Ventures.

Joe Antoshak | Editorial Researcher
August 9, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Touts Department’s Approach to Autonomous Policy

Driver in autonomous car with hands off wheel Getty Images

An update of federal guidelines on autonomous technology that would encompass trucks, transit systems, infrastructure, cars and other modes of transportation will emphasize safety, the country’s top transportation officer said Aug. 8.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Ford Aims to Be Major Player in Autonomous Technology

Autonomous technology A fully autonomous Ford Fusion Hybrid research vehicle on streets of Dearborn, Mich. (Ford Motor Co.)

The autonomous technology gap between Ford Motor Co. and its rivals from Detroit and Silicon Valley can be measured in years. Yet even a company playing catch-up in the race to turn self-driving technology into high-margin businesses is drawing interest from outside investors, an indicator of just how much money is pouring in.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
August 9, 2018
Government, Business

US July Wholesale Prices Stagnated as Service Costs Fell

Prices scanned in a wholesale warehouse Getty Images

U.S. wholesale prices were unchanged in July as costs for services fell for the first time this year, a Labor Department report showed Aug. 9.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
August 9, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Mammoth Energy Services Expands Operations

Mammoth workers Cobra workers in Puerto Rico (Mammoth Energy Services Inc. via Youtube)

One of Oklahoma’s fastest-growing companies, Mammoth Energy Services, continued to expand in the second quarter, buying up two more companies and securing new contracts throughout the country.

Adam Wilmoth | The Oklahoman
August 9, 2018
Business

Titanium Transportation Reports Higher Profit, Revenue in Second Quarter

Titanium Transportation Titanium Transportation

Titanium Transportation Group more than doubled its profit in the second quarter of 2018 compared with the first quarter as the company reaped the benefits of a strong freight market.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
August 9, 2018
Business, Logistics

Rock-It Cargo Sells Majority Stake to ATL Partners

Rock-It Cargo truck Rock-It Cargo via Facebook

Private equity firm ATL Partners has purchased a majority stake in specialty freight and logistics company Rock-It Cargo, as well as its subsidiary Rich Forwarding Limited.

Joe Antoshak | Editorial Researcher
August 8, 2018

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