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Editorial: Let’s Be Careful Out There

A character on the 1980s television police drama “Hill Street Blues” had a great catchphrase: “Let’s Be Careful Out There.” They’re also words that ring true today for those who make their living traveling the highways.

Transport Topics
October 18, 2018
Government, Business

Despite NAFTA Worries, Truck Traffic Into US From Mexico on Texas Bridge Hasn’t Slowed

Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge Trucks travel along the Pharr International Bridge daily bring produce and others goods. (Eric Gay/Associated Press)

PHARR, Texas — Despite the South Texas trade community’s concern a year ago about the future of free trade with Mexico, 643,313 trucks crossed northbound over the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge over the last 12 months, an increase of nearly 37,000 from the previous year.

Mitchell Ferman | The Monitor (McAllen, Texas)
October 18, 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, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Trucking to Turn More to Alternative Fuels, Experts Say

Alternative Fuels A truck operated by the Cummins engineering department (foreground) stands beside a tractor-trailer combination from the Monarch Beverage Co. Both run on compressed natural gas. (Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics)

INDIANAPOLIS — Sales of Class 8 natural gas fueled trucks are rising, grants and incentives for using alternative fuels are expanding and more related regulations are coming as major shippers pursue environmental sustainability, experts said at an industry forum here.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 18, 2018
Government, Business

Infrastructure, Climate to Be Priorities for Democrats in Congress in 2019

Trump at an Ohio event Trump at a Ohio event in March on infrastructure. His agenda may clash with Democrats, who analysts say have a strong chance of taking the House majority in the midterms. (Ty Wright/Bloomberg News)

The White House next year intends to promote a robust infrastructure agenda and will expect Congress to produce legislation that would ensure long-term funding for roads and bridges, Senior Republican policymakers in the U.S. House told Transport Topics in recent interviews.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 18, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Congestion Creates $74.5 Billion Burden for Trucking, ATRI Study Shows

Truck and car congestion Virginia Department of Transportation

Traffic congestion on the nation’s highways added $74.5 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry in 2016, according to the American Transportation Research Institute’s recent analysis.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 18, 2018
Government, Business

Nation’s Ports Booming in Anticipation of Holiday Shopping Season

Holiday Shopping Season Port of Virginia. (Luke Sharrett — Bloomberg News)

Many of the nation’s ports continue to see growth in import and export activity, as retailers gear up for what is expected to be a strong fourth quarter and holiday shopping season.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 18, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

States Will Lead in Infrastructure Funding Innovations, IBTTA Panelists Say

Truck passes through a toll gantry Getty Images

BALTIMORE — Infrastructure funding programs across several states eventually will serve as models for federal transportation agencies, experts at a conference hosted by a tolling advocacy group indicated Oct. 15.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 18, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Amazon, FedEx, UPS Could Gain from Trump Threat to Leave Postal Union

Package warehouse Getty Images

U.S. e-commerce companies including Amazon.com and shippers such as FedEx Corp. and UPS Inc. stand to gain from the Trump administration’s move Oct. 17 to withdraw from an international postal agreement.

Cheryl Bolen | Bloomberg News
October 18, 2018
Government

Midterms 2018: Key Transportation Democrats in Tough Election Contests

Bill Nelson Sen. Bill Nelson is on the midterm ballot in Florida. (Wilfredo Lee/AP)

Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida, the ranking member of the transportation committee, is one of several Democrats on the midterm ballot. Here's how transportation Democrats may fare.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 17, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

FreightRover Gets Backing to Launch Freight Payment Service

FreightRover Desktop rendering of the FreightRover platform. (FreightRover)

FreightRover, a company launched a year ago by a former top executive at Celadon Group to provide technology to automate vendor payments, has secured a financing facility of up to $500 million from Crayhill Capital Management and other investors to support a new business that will offer trade finance and freight factoring services.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 17, 2018

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