Business, Logistics, TCA

Logistics Firm Worldwide Express Moving to Philadelphia’s Navy Yard

Navy Yard Philadelphia The Navy Yard in Philadelphia. (Matt Rourke/AP)

Worldwide Express is moving its Philadelphia office from Center City to the 1200 Intrepid Ave. office building in the Navy Yard business park being developed by Liberty Property Trust.

Jacob Adelman |
September 7, 2018
Government, Safety, TCA

Alaska DOT Reroutes Dalton Highway to Protect Road From Creeping ‘Blob’

Dalton Highway Alaska Department of Transportation

Alaska highway workers have moved the Dalton Highway to protect it from a giant mass of frozen debris oozing down a hillside.

Alex DeMarban | Anchorage Daily News
September 7, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Battling Amazon, Chicago-Based ShipBob Lands $40 Million, Opens Warehouse

Chicago lakefront skyline Kiichiro Sato/AP

With $40 million in new investments announced Sept. 6, Chicago-based e-commerce logistics company ShipBob is eyeing an expansion — starting with a new fulfillment warehouse in Cicero and a push to hire 100 people in the next year.

Ally Marotti | Chicago Tribune
September 7, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, TCA

Kentucky, FHWA Officials Reach Agreement on I-165 Designation

I-165 Designation I-165 formerly was known as the I-65 Spur. (Jimmy Emerson, DVM/Flickr)

State and federal transportation officials amended on Sept. 4 the William H. Natcher Parkway-I-165 conversion agreement to designate the highway stretching from Bowling Green to Owensboro an interstate before several interchange projects along it are completed.

Austin Ramsey | Messenger-Inquirer (Owensboro, Ky.)
September 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

GM Invests Additional $28 Million in Battery Lab

Logo on Chevrolet Volt Gene J. Puskar/AP

With plans to launch 20 new electric vehicles globally by 2023, General Motors CEO Mary Barra said the automaker will make “major enhancements” to its battery lab in Warren, Mich.

Benjamin Raven |, Walker, Mich.
September 5, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Fiat Chrysler Spends $30 Million on Self-Driving Test Site Near Detroit

Fiat logo on vehicle Gene J. Puskar/AP

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is adding more muscle to its self-driving vehicle testing efforts. The company will spend more than $30 million at a new testing and development facility at its Chelsea Proving Grounds west of Detroit.

Eric D. Lawrence | Detroit Free Press
September 5, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50, TCA

Syfan Partners With Georgia College to Train Future Logistics Pros

Load-tracking technology at Syfan Logistics Load-tracking technology at Syfan Logistics. (Light Sources Inc.)

Students learning about supply chain management and logistics at the University of North Georgia-Dahlonega campus are getting some insider training thanks to a new partnership with Syfan Logistics of Gainesville.

Joshua Silavent | The (Gainesville, Ga.) Times
September 4, 2018
Business, Safety, TCA

Truck Driver Shortage Constrains Booming Texas Oil Fields

Driver shortage in Texas oil fields Trucks parked near Pecos, Texas. Thousands of drivers are needed in the Texas oil fields. The driver shortage is pinching the production boom there. (Callaghan O'Hare/Bloomberg News)

In the busy oil fields south of San Antonio, some big rig trucks sit empty.

Mark Collette | Houston Chronicle
August 31, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, TCA

Pioneering Tanker Driver's Passing Mourned by Alaska Trucking Community

Dalton Highway outside of Deadhorse, Alaska Dalton Highway outside of Deadhorse, Alaska. (Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities via AP)

Joy Wiebe, a Dalton Highway veteran said to be the only woman driving fuel tankers to Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay oil fields, died in a rollover crash early on Aug. 24.

Zaz Hollander | Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News
August 29, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Driver Shortage in Japan Speeds Up Commercial Use of Self-Driving Tech

Regular taxi in Tokyo Regular taxis like this one in Tokyo are sharing the road with self-driving taxis in a trial. (Shizuo Kambayashi/AP)

In Tokyo, self-driving taxis that transport passengers for a fee are being trialed. A serious shortage of taxi drivers lies behind the move, but the development of laws and regulations to deal with accidents and other issues still is lacking.

The (Tokyo) Japan News | Asia News Network
August 28, 2018