Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Savannah Port Extends Volume Growth

Port of Savannah A rubber tire gantry moves a 40-foot shipping container in the container yard at the Port of Savannah. (Stephen B. Morton/AP) 

If there is one word that describes Georgia ports in 2018 it is “growth,” with another record-breaking month in the books.

DeAnn Komanecky | Savannah (Ga.) Morning News
September 18, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

Tesla Is Target of Criminal Investigation

Tesla closeup AP

Tesla Inc. is under investigation by the Justice Department over public statements made by the company and CEO Elon Musk, according to two people familiar with the matter. The criminal probe is running alongside a previously reported civil inquiry by securities regulators.

Tom Schoenberg and Matt Robinson | Bloomberg News
September 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

PennDOT Pilot Reaches More Small Businesses

Pennsylvania road sign Shutterstock

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has announced a new state Department of Transportation pilot program geared toward small businesses.

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

FedEx Downplays US-China Trade Spat’s Impact on Its Business

A FedEx Express truck makes deliveries Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News

DALLAS — Shortly before the Trump administration announced a new round of tariffs against Chinese goods, FedEx Corp. leaders tried to assure investors Sept. 17 that a widening trade war will have little direct effect on the company.

David Koenig | Associated Press
September 18, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Drops Exemption Process for Insulin-Treated Diabetic Drivers

Diabetes iStock

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a final rule that will allow certificated medical examiners to decide whether truck drivers with stable diabetes are qualified to drive, eliminating a requirement that the drivers seek an exemption from the agency before being allowed to get behind the wheel.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 18, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Strong Growth Expected in EV Charging Stations

Row of electric cars at charging stations Getty Images

Electric vehicle charging continues to surge, a move that will only hasten the adoption of electric cars and other vehicles such as commercial trucks. ChargePoint, which manages a network of EV charging locations worldwide, has pledged to build out 2½ million public charging ports by 2025, with roughly half of those in North America and half in Europe.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
September 18, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Two California Ports Get Millions to Reduce Air Pollution

Trucks at the Port of Long Beach Trucks travel along a loading dock at the Port of Long Beach. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

The California Air Resources Board is awarding two grants topping $90 million to the nation’s two busiest ports — Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach, respectively — to develop a Zero Emission and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facilities project.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 18, 2018
Government, Business

China Looks Unlikely to Give In After US Tariff Hike

Workers assemble a car in a Chinese factory Workers install an engine at the Beijing assembly plant of Chinese automaker BAIC ORU. (Andy Wong/Associated Press)

BEIJING — China unveiled a slew of changes under mounting pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump over technology.

Joe McDonald | Associated Press
September 18, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel, Gas Prices Creep Upward

Trucks arrive at a Pilot Flying J for fuel TT File Photo

The nationwide average price of diesel fuel increased by one penny to $3.268 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported Sept. 17.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 17, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Sept. 17: ‘Iggy,’ the Doctor of Truckology, Fondly Remembered

Chris "Iggy" Ignowski at 2016 NTDC Chris "Iggy" Ignowski received the Lifetime Volunteer Award at the 2016 National Truck Driving Championships in Indianapolis (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Chris Ignowski left a lasting impression at FedEx and the National Truck Driving Championships as a safety proponent whose knowledge of the industry's rules and regulations was unmatched.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 17, 2018