Port Tampa Bay Approves $50 Million Logistics & Distribution Center
Maryland-based Tradepoint Atlantic, a shipping logistics company, is coming to Tampa, Fla., in a deal that Port Tampa Bay CEO Paul Anderson called “potentially one of the biggest modern opportunities in the modern history of our port.”
Florida’s Blue Innovations Group Betting on Electric Boats
As Tesla helped usher in electric cars, a Tampa Bay, Fla., company seeks to do the same for boating. Blue Innovations Group, founded by former Tesla global head of manufacturing Chuan “John” Vo, is working out of Pinellas Park on a 30-foot-long boat powered by only electricity.
Florida Colleges Get Funds to Boost CDL, Technician Jobs
Florida’s governor has awarded more than $3 million to schools for commercial driver licenses and diesel technician programs to create jobs needed to help with regional recovery from Hurricane Ian.November 29, 2022
Nicole Lashes Florida With Rain, Leaves Thousands Without Power
Nicole, now a tropical storm, is lashing central Florida with heavy rain and powerful wind, leaving a trail of blackouts and floods.November 10, 2022
South Florida Now in Forecast Cone for Potential Hurricane Nicole
South Florida is now in the forecast cone for Subtropical Storm Nicole, which is forecast to be near hurricane strength, or possibly a hurricane, by midweek, according to the National Hurricane Center’s latest advisory.
FHWA Releases $50 Million in Emergency Funds for Florida
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced $50 million in “quick release” federal emergency relief funds to Florida transportation officials to help rebuild interstates, highways and bridges damaged during Hurricane Ian.October 25, 2022
Georgia, Florida Get Gas Tax Holidays
Drivers in Georgia and Florida are getting some price relief at the pump, as supply chain- and inflation-related fuel-tax holidays are being extended while both states grapple in their own ways with the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.October 5, 2022
Florida Launches Alert System for Work Zones, Lane Closures
Truckers and others driving through Florida have a new alert system for lane closures with real-time updates from work zones along interstates and state roads that’s being billed as the first of its kind in North America.August 30, 2022
Florida Gov. DeSantis Wants Six-Month State Gas Tax Halt Next Year
Gov. Ron DeSantis said Nov. 22 he wants to zero out the state’s gas tax for six months and deliver $1 billion of tax relief at the pump so Florida residents can deal with rising costs that are eating into their household budgets.
Florida Trucking Jobs in High Demand
Thousands of trucking jobs need to be filled in Florida and trucking companies are offering sign-on bonuses as high as $15,000 to entice applicants with commercial driver licenses.