Government, Business, Equipment, TCA

Eaton to Open Plant in El Paso, Texas

Eaton Corp. building Eaton Corp.

Eaton Corp., a worldwide manufacturing company, plans to expand into El Paso, Texas, with a factory expected to open in the first half of next year with 200 employees.

Vic Kolenc | El Paso (Texas) Times
November 16, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

How Elon Musk Might Make $920 Million in Tesla Debt Go Away

Tesla Factory Tesla factory in Sparks, Nev. (John Locher/Associated Press)

A big pile of debt comes due at Tesla on March 1 — $920 million worth. But starting in two weeks, the company has a chance to make it disappear.

Russ Mitchell | Los Angeles Times
November 15, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Savannah Port Sets All-Time Container Record in October

Savannah Port Stephen B. Morton/Associated Press

The Port of Savannah continues to break records with more container cargo moved in October than ever before. Savannah handled 413,800 TEUs in October, the 24th consecutive month of year-over-year growth.

DeAnn Komanecky | Savannah (Ga.) Morning News
November 14, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Avenger Logistics Poised to Join Chattanooga’s Roster of Rapidly Growing Firms

Avenger Logo

Avenger Logistics, a freight brokerage and logistics company created in 2015 by former Gold Bond Inc. owner Don Godsey, is likely to be a top local contender on the 2019 Inc. list after growing from $9 million in sales in 2016 to more than $60 million this year. The company expects to top $100 million in sales next year.

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
November 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Amazon Air Takes Delivery of 40th Cargo Plane

Amazon Prime Plane Ted S. Warren/Associated Press on Nov. 12 took delivery of the 40th and final plane in a lease deal for its expanding air-cargo operation. More may be on the way. A senior executive at an aircraft lessor said Amazon was shopping around for more Boeing 767 freighters and had put out a request for proposals for an additional six jets earlier this year.

Matt Day and Dominic Gates | The Seattle Times
November 13, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

PortMiami Seeks to Expand Three Years After Controversial ‘Deep Dredge’ Project

Port Of Miami Port of Miami dredging in 2014. (Lynne Sladky/Associated Press)

The super ships are coming, and PortMiami — set in an aquatic preserve at the north tip of Biscayne Bay — says it needs to get bigger. While the scope of the work remains uncertain, enlarging the busy port just three years after completion of the previous $205 million “Deep Dredge” is sure to set off another skirmish over potential damage to sea life from digging up the bottom of the shallow bay.

Jenny Staletovich | Miami Herald
November 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Daimler, Bosch to Offer Self-Driving Car Pilot

Daimler building and Western Star truck DTNA

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler and auto supplier Bosch plan to launch a self-driving car pilot for the public in San Jose, Calif., in the second half of 2019.

Nathan Bomey | USA Today
November 8, 2018
Business, TCA

History Channel Debuts ‘Truck Weekend in America’

Ford F-150 trucks on a lot Ford F-150 pickup trucks on a lot. (Keith Srakocic/AP)

Inspired by the “Shark Week” ratings phenomenon, the History Channel is turning to trucks. At 8 p.m. Nov. 10, “Truck Weekend in America” launches six hours of truck programming that spotlights new trucks, rescue trucks, restoring trucks, how trucks are built in factories and how trucks have transformed our culture.

Phoebe Wall Howard | Detroit Free Press
November 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Roar Logistics Changes Designs for Buffalo Headquarters

Roar Logistics is redesigning its planned headquarters on Exchange Street in Buffalo, N.Y., after a surprise discovery limited the amount of land available for the new building.

Jonathan D. Epstein | The Buffalo News, N.Y.
November 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Growing Logistics Startup FourKites Moving to Larger Office

Shipping logistics startup FourKites is moving its office to the West Loop Gate neighborhood of Chicago, having outgrown its space in the Loop.

Ally Marotti | Chicago Tribune
November 8, 2018