Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

Chassis Pool OK’d for Georgia, South Carolina Ports

Chassis containers at the Port of Oakland Chassis containers at the Port of Oakland. (Todd Lappin/Flickr)

The creation of a common chassis pool by the port authorities for Georgia and South Carolina will go forward.

DeAnn Komanecky | Savannah (Ga.) Morning News
July 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Ford Profit Plunges by 50% in 2Q

Ford F-150 trucks on a lot A row of Ford F-150 pickup trucks on a lot. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Ford Motor Co. profit fell to $1.07 billion in the second quarter, down about 50% from the $2.05 billion it made in the second quarter of 2017.

Joseph S. Pete | The Times (Munster, Ind.)
July 27, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Savannah Port Sets Container Record

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The year has been another one for the record books at the Savannah ports.

DeAnn Komanecky | Savannah (Ga.) Morning News
July 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Ford Announces Reshuffling, New Self-Driving Vehicle Unit


A day ahead of announcing second-quarter earnings, Ford Motor Co. unveiled organizational changes that it says will improve its operations and grow profits.

Jamie L. LaReau | Detroit Free Press
July 25, 2018
Logistics, TCA

FedEx Reaches Airfreight Deal With San Bernardino Airport

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FedEx Express will begin operating daily cargo flights out of San Bernardino International Airport in October, under terms of a new 10-year agreement.

Brian Whitehead | San Bernardino County (Calif.) Sun
July 25, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Traffic Jams Can’t Be Prevented, Says Washington State Transportation Chief

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Highways won’t cure Washington state’s traffic woes and preventing congestion is impossible, said Roger Millar, head of the Washington state Department of Transportation.

Nicholas Deshais | The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.)
July 25, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Uber’s Self-Driving Fleet Returns to Pittsburgh Roads — With Drivers in Control

Uber Self-Driving Car An Uber self-driving car in San Francisco. (Getty Images)

Uber’s self-driving cars returned July 24 to Pittsburgh’s streets four months after one of its autonomous SUVs hit and killed a woman crossing a street in Tempe, Ariz.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
July 24, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

UNLV, German Research Company Work on Autonomous Delivery Truck

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University of Nevada-Las Vegas is joining German research company Fraunhofer IVI to develop an autonomous delivery truck, the university announced.

Mick Akers | Las Vegas Sun
July 24, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill Pushes Back on Privatizing Postal Service

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Restructuring the federal government to make it more efficient and accountable is an idea Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill says she can get behind.

Ken Newton | St. Joseph (Mo.) News-Press
July 20, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Freight Trains Get Go-Ahead to Travel Closer to Light Rail Line in Minneapolis

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A major roadblock in Minneapolis involving how its Southwest light rail and freight trains operate close to one another has been resolved, freeing local transit planners to apply for nearly $1 billion in federal funds to help pay for the project.

Janet Moore | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
July 20, 2018