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Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Colorado Driver Shortage Presents Opportunity for Immigrants

David Goldman/Associated Press

The United States and Colorado are facing a truck driver shortage, a daunting economic prospect as the vast majority of goods in the country are transported over the road.

Jackson Barnett | The Denver Post
March 25, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Retired Teamsters in Illinois Mobilize to Fight for Failing Pension Funds

Teamsters TT File Photo

Dave Mauer and other Central States pensioners in the Rockford area have formed the Illinois/Rock River Valley Committee to Protect Pensions. The group has scheduled an April 6 meeting at the Teamsters Local 325 union hall in Rockford to mobilize and pressure Congress to rescue failing multiemployer pension funds.

Isaac Guerrero | Rockford (Ill.) Register Star
March 25, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Fuel-Tax Hike to Assist Mobile Port Widening, Alabama Lawmakers Say

Mobile Port of Mobile, Ala. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Republican lawmakers who backed the 10-cents-per-gallon gas tax increase know that various irate constituents might be waiting at home to give them an earful on their spring break next week. But the coastal Alabama contingent will be able to point to a very tangible benefit from their supportive votes: a deepening and widening of the Mobile ship channel.

John Sharp | Alabama Media Group (Birmingham, Ala.)
March 25, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, TCA

GM to Invest $300 Million, Create 400 Jobs at Michigan Plant

GM General Motors headquarters building (Michigan Municipal League)

General Motors Co. will invest $300 million in its Orion Township. Mich., assembly plant, a move that will create 400 jobs in suburban Detroit.

Brandon Champion | MLive.com
March 22, 2019
Government, Business, TCA

US Exports Competitive in NAFTA Countries While Losing Ground in China

Trade Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press)

The prices U.S. producers get for their exports in Latin America and Canada rose this year, relative to the cost of goods imported to the United States, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said March 21. At the same time, prices for American-made goods sold in China and Japan fell.

Erin Douglas | Houston Chronicle
March 22, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

GM Plans Electric Investment in Michigan Plant

GM Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News

General Motors Co. will throw a bone to President Donald Trump on March 22 by announcing an investment in its electric-car plant north of Detroit after enduring days of intense criticism for idling an Ohio factory.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
March 21, 2019
Government, Technology, TCA

Maine to Give $5.1 Million in Subsidies for EV Purchases

Electric Vehicle Chevy Bolt (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

Maine will provide a $5.1 million subsidy and add at least 50 public vehicle charging stations to encourage residents and companies to buy all-electric vehicles.

Peter McGuire | Portland (Maine) Press Herald
March 21, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Florida Farmers Push Protection as Trump Seeks USMCA Approval

Farmers (Eve Edelheit/Bloomberg News)

Manatee County, Fla., tomato farmer Gary Reeder says he has seen the county’s tomato industry “basically cut in half” during his lifetime. Reeder says Florida tomato farmers struggle to compete with their counterparts in Mexico.

Zac Anderson | The Sarasota, Fla., Herald Tribune
March 21, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Lytx Posts Record Level of Contract Value in 2018, CEO Brandon Nixon Says

Lytx Lytx CEO Brandon Nixon (TT File Photo)

Lytx, the maker of the DriveCam video system for commercial truck fleets, posted a 30% increase in the number of vehicles using its technology in 2018 as more companies adopt in-cab cameras to reduce risk.

Mike Freeman | The San Diego Union-Tribune
March 21, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, TCA

Rail Closures Disrupt Livestock Feed Supplies for California Farms

Union Pacific Train TT File Photo

Some farms, dairies and feed companies in the San Joaquin Valley of California are facing shortages of livestock feed supplies after deadly river flooding in the Midwest closed major railroad shipping corridors in recent days.

Tim Sheehan | The Fresno, Calif. Bee
March 20, 2019

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