Freightliner Begins Production of New Cascadia Model

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Freightliner Trucks has begun production on its new Cascadia model, which  boasts up to an 8% fuel economy increase compared with a similarly spec’d 2016 Cascadia Evolution.

February 3, 2017
Special Coverage, Business

Regional Planners Use Freight Capacity to Woo Business Relocation

Jonathan S. Reiskin/TT

WASHINGTON — Freight considerations are rarely of primary importance for legislators and others in government, but there are some public officials who appreciate the great importance of transporting goods and use that understanding to recruit business development.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
January 11, 2017
Special Coverage, Business

Slow Freight Growth, Political Upheaval Define Year in Trucking

It was a year of generally slow growth for freight carriers as well as shifting political winds as Americans elected business mogul and reality television personality Donald Trump to be the next president of the United States.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 4, 2017

Old Dominion Upgrades Service Centers in South, Midwest

Old Dominion Freight Line

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has renovated service centers in Oklahoma City; Shreveport, Louisiana; and Parsons, Kansas, to strengthen its 226-site network.

November 30, 2016

Freight Rail Poised for Manufacturing Boom, Norfolk Southern Exec Says

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

INDIANAPOLIS — A top rail executive sees America’s growing energy independence fueling a manufacturing boom that in coming years will increase freight rail traffic, especially in centrally located states such as Indiana.

Dan Carden | The (Munster, Ind.) Times
November 17, 2016
Government, Business

Colorado Budget Cuts Will Hamper Freight Movement in State

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Colorado’s Department of Transportation, which already has an $800 million annual funding shortfall, is taking another $80 million hit in fiscal 2018 and fiscal 2019 in Gov. John Hickenlooper’s proposed budget.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
November 10, 2016

Hauling Hazmat Offers Carriers Opportunities but Demands Compliance With Complex Rules


Without a doubt, hauling hazardous materials can be a headache, according to some for-hire carriers involved in the highly specialized trucking segment.

Steve Sturgess | Special to Transport Topics
November 7, 2016
Business, Technology

Self-Driving Truck Delivers

Aether Films

In what it called the world’s first shipment by a self-driving truck, technology firm Otto announced Oct. 25 that one of its heavy-duty, semi-autonomous trucks assisted in a 133-mile delivery for Anheuser- Busch InBev.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 31, 2016

Truckers Face Third Double-Digit Toll Hike on Illinois Tollway System in Three Years

Illinois Tollway

Truckers on the Illinois Tollway will be dealing with their third double-digit increase in three years come January. The 10% rise in 2017 follows a similar one in 2016 and a 40% hike in 2015.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2016

Bill Shuster Pledges Long-Term Funding for Infrastructure in Re-Election Fight

John Sommers II for TT/Art Halvorson for Congress

LEMONT FURNACE, Pa. — Voters in Pennsylvania’s 9th Congressional District have a choice in the upcoming election that could shift the emphasis on national freight transportation and other infrastructure issues.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 31, 2016