As More Robots Join the Workforce, Some Say It Could Bring an 'Upswing in Jobs'


Robots have made headlines recently for what they can do — make pizzas, climb Jimmy Fallon's leg, say a prayer for you — and for what people fear they will do: take our jobs.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
June 5, 2017

USA Truck Hires Rick Hainlen as Vice President of Revenue Operations

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USA Truck Inc. in Van Buren, Ark., has hired veteran trucking pricing professional Rick Hainlen as vice president of revenue operations.

June 5, 2017

German Shipping Firm Rickmers Shuts Down Business

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Shipowner and operator Rickmers Maritime shut down its business and sold off its entire fleet after a last-ditch debt restructuring deal was rejected by its major creditors.

Ben Kritz | The Manila Times (Philippines)
June 5, 2017

Louisiana's High-Profile Gas Tax Died Because of 'Toxic,' Leaderless House, Veteran Lobbyist Says

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The push to raise the state gas tax died because the Louisiana House has turned into a "toxic mix" that features a "total lack of leadership," a veteran lobbyist told allies in a memo.

Will Sentell | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
June 5, 2017

Expansion of Port of Baltimore's Seagirt Marine Terminal Moves Forward

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For the first time in 30 years, the Maryland Port Administration has acquired land to accommodate growing business.

Colin Campbell | The Baltimore Sun
May 31, 2017

Oceans of Cargo Fueling Growth in Atlanta

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If you live near Atlanta or other parts of the Southeast, chances are the shoes you bought from Amazon, the chandelier from Home Depot or the shower curtain from Wal-mart probably spent at least some of its life at a metro distribution center.

J. Scott Trubey | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 31, 2017

Trailer Production Stacking Up at Stoughton Trailers

Stoughton Trailers

Stoughton Trailers' boost in production and its expansion into the trucking market is written all over the landscape on Brodhead, Wis.’ southeast side.

Neil Johnson | The Janesville (Wis.) Gazette
May 30, 2017

Revised New York Teamsters Pension Proposal Calls for Slightly Smaller Cuts

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Proposed pension benefit cuts for some active and retired Teamsters, including about 5,200 in western New York, are back on the table.

Matt Glynn | The Buffalo (N.Y.) News
May 25, 2017

Central Washington Town Aims to Be Inland Port for Global Shipping

Port of Quincy

Informal talks are under way in Washington to transform the Port of Quincy's mostly idle shipping terminal into an “inland port” for delivering trucked containers by rail to West Coast docks.

Mike Irwin | The Wenatchee (Wash.) World
May 24, 2017

Colorado Transportation Officials Search for Bipartisan Solution to Transportation Woes

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WINDSOR, Colo. — Investing in Colorado's transportation infrastructure, specifically along the Front Range, is necessary to accommodate the high volume of people moving into the area due to the vast economic growth, regional transportation experts say.

Katarina Velazquez | Greeley (Colo.) Tribune
May 24, 2017