Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Daimler, Bosch to Offer Self-Driving Car Pilot

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Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler and auto supplier Bosch plan to launch a self-driving car pilot for the public in San Jose, Calif., in the second half of 2019.

Nathan Bomey | USA Today
November 8, 2018
Business, TCA

History Channel Debuts ‘Truck Weekend in America’

Ford F-150 trucks on a lot Ford F-150 pickup trucks on a lot. (Keith Srakocic/AP)

Inspired by the “Shark Week” ratings phenomenon, the History Channel is turning to trucks. At 8 p.m. Nov. 10, “Truck Weekend in America” launches six hours of truck programming that spotlights new trucks, rescue trucks, restoring trucks, how trucks are built in factories and how trucks have transformed our culture.

Phoebe Wall Howard | Detroit Free Press
November 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Roar Logistics Changes Designs for Buffalo Headquarters

Roar Logistics is redesigning its planned headquarters on Exchange Street in Buffalo, N.Y., after a surprise discovery limited the amount of land available for the new building.

Jonathan D. Epstein | The Buffalo News, N.Y.
November 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Growing Logistics Startup FourKites Moving to Larger Office

Shipping logistics startup FourKites is moving its office to the West Loop Gate neighborhood of Chicago, having outgrown its space in the Loop.

Ally Marotti | Chicago Tribune
November 8, 2018
Government, Fuel, TCA

California Voters Reject Gas Tax Repeal

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California voters on Nov. 6 rejected Proposition 6, a measure to repeal a recent increase in the state’s gas tax and one that, in many ways, determines the fate of California’s roads, bridges and transit.

Erin Baldassari | East Bay Times
November 7, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Amazon Offers Free Holiday Shipping to Compete With Target

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Amazon says it will offer customers free shipping on orders delivered through Christmas regardless of whether they are members of the Prime membership program, a move that comes two weeks after rival Target undercut the company with its own free-shipping offer.

Matt Day | The Seattle Times
November 5, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, TCA

Sacramento Gets $44 Million in Electric Vehicles

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Eleven Sacramento apartment complexes will soon have shareable Volkswagen electric vehicles — the first benefit the state has received after the company was ordered to spend $800 million promoting EVs as part of a settlement for its 2015 emission scandal.

Theresa Clift | The Sacramento Bee
November 2, 2018
Business, Technology, TCA

Dupré Logistics to Restructure its Strategic Services After Growth

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Lafayette-based Dupré Logistics’ Strategic Capacity Services has launched a regional reorganization that will include adding personnel after experiencing significant growth in the past two years.

Adam Daigle | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
November 1, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Corpus Christi, Carlyle Group to Partner on Texas Terminal

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The Port of Corpus Christi and investment firm The Carlyle Group will team to develop an inland crude oil export terminal for some of the world’s largest oil tankers.

Rye Druzin | San Antonio (Texas) Express-News
October 29, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Money-Losing Postal Service Hopes Trump Will Allow it to Alter Prices

USPS mail truck and delivery driver Elston Bradshaw, a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service closes a mail truck door after delivering mail to an apartment complex in Aventura, Fla. (Brynn Anderson/Associated Press)

A sobering review of the U.S. Postal Service by its inspector general finds that the agency’s ambitious 2015 “Window Change” program, which saves money by slowing letter delivery and closing and consolidating mail-processing centers, has cost more and saved far less than planned.

Joseph N. DiStefano | The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 25, 2018