Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Pledges $300 Million to Revitalize Philadelphia Port

Port of Philadelphia

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced a $300 million capital investment to existing terminals and operations at the Philadelphia port aimed at doubling container cargo capacity and creating about 2,000 more direct port jobs.

Linda Loyd |
November 28, 2016

Regulators: Tanker-Truck Crashes and Spills an Increasing Worry on Alaska Highways

Alaska DOT

Federal and state regulators in Alaska say they're working to stem what has been a growing number of tanker-truck accidents in recent years — including three big rollovers since September that dumped thousands of gallons of diesel fuel into woods and wetlands.

Alex DeMarban | Anchorage Daily News
November 28, 2016

YRC Chief Financial Officer Jamie Pierson Resigns

YRC Freight

The chief financial officer of YRC Worldwide Inc., Jamie Pierson, has resigned, effective at the end of the year, to work for an unidentified company near his home in the Dallas area.

Mark Davis | The Kansas City Star
November 28, 2016

California Town Mulls Autonomous Delivery Robots

Starship Technologies

Henry Harris-Burland, marketing and communications manager at Starship Technologies, gave a presentation to Sunnyvale, California, City Council members, asking them to consider allowing the company to run a test pilot program in the city using autonomous delivery robots that would deliver parcels, groceries and food.

Victoria Kezra | The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News
November 28, 2016

Rolls-Royce Partners With Finnish Research Center to Develop Autonomous Cargo Ships


British transportation giant Rolls-Royce has signed a partnership with Finland’s VTT Technical Research Center Ltd. “to design, test and validate the first generation of remote and autonomous ships,” according to statements from the two companies.

Ben Kritz | The Manila Times (Philippines)
November 28, 2016

Sen. Charles Schumer Urges Feds to Quickly Limit Speed of Big Rigs

Pete Marovich/Bloomberg News

NEW YORK — As officials in Tennessee are investigating whether a school bus driver was speeding when he crashed into a tree, killing five children and an adult, Sen. Charles Schumer is urging federal officials to implement an anti-speeding proposal for trucks and buses before the end of the year.

Rachel Shapiro | Staten Island Advance, N.Y.
November 23, 2016

Republican Governors Seek Changes in Federal Aid to States

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

MADISON, Wis. — With Republicans taking full control in Washington, GOP governors across the nation will seek a bedrock shift in how the federal government helps states pay for highway projects, worker training and health care for the needy.

Jason Stein | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
November 22, 2016

Volvo Plans to Divest Part of Business That Includes Mack Defense

Mack Trucks

The parent company of Mack Trucks is planning to unload its governmental sales business area, which includes a North American defense division that is headquartered in Upper Macungie Township, Pennsylvania.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
November 22, 2016

Pennsylvania Turnpike Expects Nearly 3.5 Million Vehicles During Holiday Weekend

About 3.45 million drivers are estimated to be traveling the Pennsylvania Turnpike over the Thanksgiving holiday from Nov. 22 through Nov. 27.

The (Carlisle
Pa.) Sentinel
November 21, 2016

Amazon Opens Pennsylvania Fulfillment Center

Martin Divisek/Bloomberg News

E-commerce giant Amazon has quietly opened in CenterPoint Commerce and Trade Park West in Pittston Township, Pennsylvania, and is hiring hundreds of workers.

Denise Allabaugh | The Citizens' Voice (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.)
November 18, 2016