Government, Business, Opinion

Opinion: Get Involved to Build on Success in Industry

New chairman Barry Pottle: ATA has been criticized from the outside for catering to larger companies — but those of us on the inside, those of us who have rolled up our sleeves and gotten involved and gotten to work solving big issues, we know better. ATA speaks for our entire industry, but that voice is only as powerful as those who choose to join the chorus.

Barry Pottle | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
November 4, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, TCA

Sacramento Gets $44 Million in Electric Vehicles

Volkswagen Logo Michael Sohn/Associated press

Eleven Sacramento apartment complexes will soon have shareable Volkswagen electric vehicles — the first benefit the state has received after the company was ordered to spend $800 million promoting EVs as part of a settlement for its 2015 emission scandal.

Theresa Clift | The Sacramento Bee
November 2, 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, Safety

Port of Everett Receives Nearly $6M Federal Loan for Rail Upgrades

Port of Everett A dock full of rolling cargo is ready to load on a ship. (Port of Everett)

Washington’s Port of Everett was awarded a $5.9 million loan from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau to assist with ongoing rail upgrades at the facility, Secretary Elaine Chao announced.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 2, 2018
Government, Business

Trade Gap Hits Seven-Month High Amid Tariff War

Shipping Containers Darryl Dyck/Bloomberg News

The U.S. trade deficit widened more than forecast in September to a seven-month high as imports expanded and the merchandise gap with China hit a record amid an escalating tariff war.

Shobhana Chandra | Bloomberg News
November 2, 2018
Government, Business

Canada Posts Trade Deficit With Declining Exports and Imports

Justin Trudeau in China Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressing the media in a prior trip to China. (Ng Han Guan/Associated Press)

Canada’s economy continued to show sluggish trade flows in September with both exports and imports recording back-to-back monthly drops. The statistics agency also revised away its previously reported surplus from August.

Greg Quinn | Bloomberg News
November 2, 2018
Government, Business

250,000 Jobs Added; Pay Growth Fastest Since 2009

People filling out papers Lynne Sladky/Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The final major economic report before the Nov. 6 congressional elections showed that U.S. employers added a stellar 250,000 jobs in October and raised average pay by the most in nearly a decade.

Christopher Rugaber | AP Economics Writer
November 2, 2018
Government, Business

Infrastructure Boom Seen Roaring Ahead Regardless of Midterm Result

Man in front of bridge John Taggart/Bloomberg News

Encouraging spending on roads, bridges and other infrastructure could be one of the rare areas where a Democrat-controlled Congress finds common ground with the Trump administration. Private investors in such projects aren’t relying on any breakthroughs, regardless of how next week’s midterm elections shake out.

Gillian Tan and Noah Buhayar | Bloomberg News
November 2, 2018
Government, Business

Optimism Boosted on News of Trump-Xi Talks

Hong Kong Stock Market Kin Cheung/Associated Press

BANGKOK — Stock markets charged ahead Nov. 2 after President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, spoke by phone and reported progress in resolving trade tensions.

Elaine Kurtenbach | Associated Press
November 2, 2018
Government, Business, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider’s Profits, Revenue Higher in Third Quarter

A Schneider truck Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

Schneider National Inc. reported higher revenue and profits in the third quarter, but not all of its business units shared in the bounty.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
November 1, 2018

Mark Van Port Fleet Appointed Michigan DOT Director

Van Port Fleet Traffic backs up on Interstate 75 at I-696, north of Detroit. (Michigan Department of Transportation)

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder recently announced that longtime Michigan Department of Transportation employee Mark Van Port Fleet will serve as the agency’s new director.

Transport Topics
November 1, 2018