Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Daimler AG’s Board Approves Restructuring Aimed at Mastering Rapid Change

Daimler Freightliner truck Freightliner

Daimler AG announced its board has approved a restructuring, first discussed in 2017, that would create three independent units under Daimler’s umbrella as a holding company after the most thorough due diligence in the company’s 130-year history.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
July 27, 2018
Government, Business, Editorial

Editorial: Turning Wheels and Trade Deals

It’s quarterly earnings season, a time of year when the Transport Topics business reporting team is immersed in revenue figures and profit-and-loss numbers. Based on the numbers for the second quarter, the industry is doing pretty well.

Transport Topics
July 26, 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, TCA

Savannah Port Sets Container Record

Ty Wright/Bloomberg News

The year has been another one for the record books at the Savannah ports.

DeAnn Komanecky | Savannah (Ga.) Morning News
July 26, 2018
Government, Business

Senate Continues Consideration of Transportation Funding Bill

Livestock hauler The bill includes a provision that directs DOT to communicate the concerns that livestock haulers have raised about the electronic logging mandate. (Flickr)

A fiscal 2019 transportation funding bill that would call attention to concerns livestock haulers have raised about electronic logging devices is included in a legislative package under consideration in the Senate.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 26, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Motor Carriers Group Challenges California Law That Defines Independent Contractors

Traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge Traffic sits on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. (Ayolt de Roos/flickr)

In a federal lawsuit filed July 19, the Western States Trucking Association alleges that the California Supreme Court’s new “ABC test” requirement for deciding if a contractor should be an employee “forces virtually all independent contractors to become employees to those they choose to contract or work with.”

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 26, 2018
Government, Business, Top 100

Controversial $10 Million Toll Study Approved in Connecticut


Connecticut’s State Bond Commission recently approved a $10 million study to assess the feasibility of tolling on certain routes in the state.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 26, 2018
Government, Business

NAFTA Talks to Pick Up Again as Threat of Auto Tariffs Looms

Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg News

High-level talks for a new NAFTA are picking up again this week following two months of limited negotiations that were marred by tit-for-tat tariff battles and diplomatic fallout.

Jenny Leonard Andrew Mayeda and Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
July 26, 2018
Government, Business

Trump Deregulatory Efforts Flounder in Court

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

A year and a half into the Trump administration’s war against what it deems unneeded regulation, the legal record is coming into focus. And, according to law professors who follow regulation, it ain’t pretty.

Cheryl Bolen | Bloomberg News
July 26, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Traffic Jams Can’t Be Prevented, Says Washington State Transportation Chief

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Highways won’t cure Washington state’s traffic woes and preventing congestion is impossible, said Roger Millar, head of the Washington state Department of Transportation.

Nicholas Deshais | The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.)
July 25, 2018
Government, Business

Trump Blames Tariff Critics for Weakening US Bargaining Power

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President Donald Trump lit into critics of his tariffs, saying discord — some from Republicans in Congress — undercuts his ability to narrow the U.S. trade gaps with other countries.

Terrence Dopp | Bloomberg News
July 25, 2018