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Government, Business, Technology

Tesla CEO Musk Tells Newspaper He’s Cracking Under Stress

Elon Musk Tesla CEO Elon Musk. (Jack Plunkett/AP)

What do you do when your CEO confesses that he’s cracking under the stress of his job? That’s the question that the nine board members of electric car and solar panel maker Tesla Inc. must answer after Elon Musk, the company’s impulsive leader, admitted to The New York Times that work is rattling his nerves in what he described as the most “difficult and painful year of my career.”

Tom Krisher | AP Auto Writer
August 17, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA, Top 100

Pennsylvania Borough Could Be New Home for $7.5 Million, 80-Bay Trucking Facility

R+L Carriers truck John Sommers II for Transport Topics

JERMYN, Pa. ­— The borough could be the new home of a $7.5 million, 80-bay trucking facility for R+L Carriers.

Frank Wilkes Lesnefsky | The (Scranton, Pa.) Times-Tribune
August 17, 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

US Threatens More Sanctions, Keeping Alive Turkish Crisis

A street vendor offers Turkish flags for sale at a market in Istanbul A street vendor offers Turkish flags for sale at a market in Istanbul on Aug. 16. (Lefteris Pitarakis)

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey and the United States exchanged new threats of sanctions Aug. 17, keeping alive a diplomatic and financial crisis that is threatening the economic stability of the NATO country.

Suzan Fraser | Associated Press
August 17, 2018
Government, Business

Trump Asks SEC to Look Into Frequency of Corporate Reports

Donald Trump President Donald Trump. (Hans Pennink/AP)

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump says he’s asking federal regulators to look into the effectiveness of the quarterly financial reports that publicly traded companies are required to file.

Associated Press
August 17, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Senate Bill Would Let Young Truckers Operate in Interstate Commerce

Highway traffic on Interstate 65 in Shepherdsville, Ky. Highway traffic on Interstate 65 in Shepherdsville, Ky. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

A new bill that would open interstate trucking opportunities to drivers between the ages of 18 and 21 was introduced in the U.S. Senate Aug. 16.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 16, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Judge Orders New Federal Review of Keystone XL Pipeline

Keystone XL Pipeline The Keystone Steele City pumping station, into which the planned Keystone XL pipeline is to connect to, is seen in Steele City, Neb. (Nati Harnik/Associated Press)

LINCOLN, Neb. — A federal judge has ordered the U.S. State Department to conduct a more thorough review of the Keystone XL pipeline’s proposed pathway after Nebraska state regulators changed the route, raising the possibility of further delays to a project first proposed in 2008.

Grant Schulte | Associated Press
August 16, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Nation’s Largest Ports Report Record TEU Volume Levels Ahead of Tariffs

Port of Los Angeles Cranes load and unload shipping containers as trucks cross the Vincent Thomas Bridge at the Port of Los Angeles. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Business is booming at many of the nation’s largest ports, fueled by a strong U.S. economy and, according to experts, a rush to import and export goods before the Trump administration’s tariffs take hold on products from China and other nations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 16, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment

Trump’s Tariffs Will Make Fixing Your Car More Expensive

Fixing Your Car Getty Images

Hopkins Manufacturing Corp. may shift its China supplier network to factories in Taiwan. Multi Parts has stopped hiring new employees. AutoZone Inc. and O’Reilly Automotive Inc. plan to raise prices.

Sarah Gardner | Bloomberg News
August 16, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood’s Sentencing Delayed

Mark Hazelwood Former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood (left) was arraigned Feb. 9, 2016. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel)

A federal judge has postponed the sentencing date for convicted former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood until Sept. 26.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 16, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment

CVSA Responds to Senators by Deciding to Spend a Day Inspecting Trailer Underride Guards

A trailer underride guard Insurance Institute for Highway Safety via YouTube

In response to a request by two U.S. senators, roadside commercial motor vehicle inspectors later this month will spend a day collecting data on the condition and maintenance of rear trailer underride guards.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2018

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