coal

Government, Business, TCA

Trucking Company Protests Illinois Utility’s Pick for Coal-Hauling Contract

McLeod Express truck on highway A McLeod Express truck. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

An East St. Louis, Ill.-based trucking company president protested the city of Springfield’s decision to award a three-year coal-hauling contract to a Decatur-based firm and asked City Council members on Dec. 11 to instead give the contract to his company.

Crystal Thomas | The State Journal-Register (Springfield, Ill.)
December 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Mining Companies Looking at New Fleets, Could Use Autonomous Trucks to Save Millions

Komatsu dump truck Komatsu

Mining companies in Australia, the world’s biggest exporter of iron ore and coal, are poised to approve fresh investments in projects, driven by rallying commodity prices and the need to replace depleting deposits, according to global equipment supply giant, Komatsu Ltd.

Bloomberg News
July 17, 2017

Coal Country Rebounding as Demand Rises and Global Competition Falters

Ty Wright/Bloomberg News

Before dawn, a coal miner named Cameron Justice stopped at a gas station in Mingo County, W.V., grabbing two cans of Monster Energy before heading into the pits.

Tim Loh | Bloomberg News
May 18, 2017