Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Vancouver Vision Statement to Be Drafted at Public Workshop

Columbia River, Wash., near the Port of Vancouver A tugboat maneuvers through waiting freighters on the Columbia River near the Port of Vancouver in Vancouver, Wash. (Don Ryan/AP)

The Port of Vancouver will hold a public workshop after its regularly scheduled meeting Aug. 14 to draft a vision statement detailing the future of the port.

Calley Hair | The (Vancouver, Wash.) Columbian
August 13, 2018
Government, Business

Trump Hails NAFTA Talks With Mexico, Says Canada Must Wait

Truck at US-Mexico border Hans-Maximo Musielik/AP

President Donald Trump said negotiations with Mexico on a new NAFTA are “coming along nicely,” while telling Canada it will have to wait to re-enter the talks to modernize the three-nation trade pact — hinting at his preference for bilateral negotiations.

Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
August 13, 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, Logistics

Port Prince Rupert Thrives Despite Global Tariff Turmoil

Houses in Prince Rupert Houses in Prince Rupert. (Ben Nelms/Bloomberg)

Prince Rupert is hardly the place one would expect to find an international gateway that’s weathering the Trump trade storm better than any other Pacific port in North America.

Natalie Obiko Pearson | Bloomberg News
August 13, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Task Force to Study Autonomous Technology Underway in Oklahoma

Oklahoma welcome sign J. Stephen Conn/Flickr

Oklahoma state officials have held the first meeting of a task force that will study autonomous vehicles and how agencies and local governments should respond to the emerging technology.

Dale Denwalt | The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City)
August 13, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Aug. 13: Grand Champions

Driving competition at 2017 NTDC Driving competition at 2017 National Truck Driving Championships in Orlando, Fla.

After weeks of qualifying at the state level, a Grand Champion will be crowned Aug. 18 at the National Truck Driving Championships in Columbus, Ohio. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 13, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Trailer Makers Seek Timeline for Review of Phase 2 GHG Rule

Trailer John Sommers II for Transport Topics

A trailer makers group is asking a federal appeals court to require that two federal agencies state when they plan to make a final decision on a 2016 Obama-era heavy-truck greenhouse gas rule. Whether revised or kept in place, the rule would regulate trailers for the first time.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 10, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Elaine Chao Announces New Orleans-Area INFRA Grant

Chao Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao recently joined Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) to formally announce the award of a $45 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America grant to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 10, 2018
Government, Business

In Times of Trade War, Companies Get Creative to Avoid Tariffs

avoid tariffs Finished galvanized steel coils await shipment at ArcelorMittal Steel's hot dip galvanizing line in Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio. (Mark Duncan — Associated Press)

Facing the barrage of President Donald Trump’s tariffs, Steve Katz is ducking for cover in the trade-war version of a demilitarized zone.

Andrew Mayeda and Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
August 10, 2018
Government, Business

Shipping Costs Surge, but Driver Pay Lags, Labor Data Shows

Driver Pay Getty Images

It’s the talk of corporate America: Shipping costs are surging.

Matthew Boesler | Bloomberg News
August 9, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Touts Department’s Approach to Autonomous Policy

Driver in autonomous car with hands off wheel Getty Images

An update of federal guidelines on autonomous technology that would encompass trucks, transit systems, infrastructure, cars and other modes of transportation will emphasize safety, the country’s top transportation officer said Aug. 8.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 9, 2018