Government, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Sacramento Partners With Self-Driving Firm for Driverless Tests on City Streets

Sacramento self-driving State Capitol in Sacramento. (Thinkstock)

Sacramento has signed a deal with a Silicon Valley firm to use downtown streets as a testing ground for self-driving vehicles that will be monitored by remote “drivers” sitting at computers.

Tony Bizjak | The Sacramento Bee
August 2, 2018
Government, Safety, TCA

Schumer Calls for More Inspectors After Concrete Falls From Rail Bridge

Chuck Schumer Zach Gibson

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) called on the Federal Railroad Administration to increase the number of independent inspectors that examine rail bridges.

Eric Anderson | Times Union (Albany, N.Y.)
August 2, 2018
Business, TCA

ArcBest Reports Historic Second-Quarter Revenue

ArcBest Corp. truck David B./Flickr

ArcBest Corp. reported second-quarter 2018 revenue of $793.4 million compared with second-quarter 2017 revenue of $720.4 million.

Times Record | (Fort Smith, Ark.)
August 1, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Vancouver Port Celebrates Completion of Freight Rail Project

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

Port of Vancouver administrators, along with political and industry leaders, stood atop a small stage in a largely vacant marine terminal the morning of July 31 to celebrate the completion of the $251 million West Vancouver Freight Access project.

Dameon Pesanti | The Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.)
August 1, 2018
Business, Fuel, TCA

Marathon Reports $1 Billion in 2Q Earnings

Marathon station at night Paul Rosemeyer/Flickr

Marathon executives touted earnings of more than a billion dollars in the second quarter this year and said the oil company is making progress in a proposed merger with a Texas-based refiner.

Matt Sanctis | Dayton (Ohio) Daily News
August 1, 2018
Logistics, TCA

Truckers Say Port Everglades Terminal Boycott Still Possible

Aerial shot of Port Everglades in Florida Broward County’s Port Everglades

As the Aug. 1 deadline for a potential boycott looms, disagreements persist between members of the South Florida trucking community and Port Everglades Terminal LLC.

Ellie Rushing | The Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
July 31, 2018
Business, TCA

Michigan Trucking Company Expands Apprenticeship Program

Holland truck on the road Holland

HOLLAND, Mich. — Facing a shortage of truck drivers, one west Michigan transportation company has taken matters into its own hands.

Brian McVicar | The Grand Rapids (Mich.) Press
July 30, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Pennsylvania Increases Safety Measures for Autonomous Vehicle Testing

Automous car testing in Germany Michaela Handrek-Rehle/Bloomberg News

Self-driving car companies testing in Pennsylvania may have to have a second safety engineer in the passenger seat if they want to comply with new state guidelines.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
July 30, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Wisconsin Frac Sand Producers Seek Relief From Rail Costs, Service Issues

Wisconsin frac sand loaded onto a railcar Sand for hydraulic fracturing is loaded onto a railcar in Maiden Rock, Wis. (Ariana Lindquist/Bloomberg)

In a clash of old and new industries, Wisconsin frac sand producers say their business is threatened by a handful of railroads operating under outdated regulations. Wisconsin produces about a third of the nation’s supply of sand used to extract natural gas and oil through a process known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.”

Chris Hubbuch | La Crosse (Wis.) Tribune
July 30, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Texas City Cracks Down on Truck Route Violators

Streets of Odessa, Texas Dennis Tangney Jr./Getty Images

An ordinance prohibiting commercial motor vehicles from traveling in the Odessa, Texas, city limits is beginning to show its effect, as five truckers were found guilty of violating the law July 25.

Paul Wedding | Odessa (Texas) American
July 27, 2018