Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

AAA Acquires Nation’s Largest Autonomous Vehicle Test Site

New Facility AAA NorCal

The largest autonomous vehicle test site in the United States has been acquired by AAA of Northern California, Nevada and Utah, one of the most familiar car-club brands in the country.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
January 9, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

California Port Truckers and Other Workers Gain on Pay to Start 2019

Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles (Getty Images)

For minimum-wage earners, port truckers, farm laborers, sexual harassment victims, nursing mothers, high-powered female executives and workers injured on the job, 2019 offers reason to celebrate. A score of new state laws took effect on Jan. 1, expanding the rights of many employees while placing fresh restrictions on businesses.

Margot Roosevelt | Los Angeles Times
January 2, 2019
Government, Business, TCA

U.S. 301 Toll Road Through Middletown, Del., Nearly Ready

Delaware U.S. 301 running through Middletown (Dough4872/WikiCommons)

The Delaware Department of Transportation is putting the finishing touches on the new U.S. 301 toll road through Middletown, but the opening date isn’t set in concrete.

Ben Mace | Middletown (Del.) Transcript
December 28, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

UPS Holiday Package Returns Hit Peak Before Year End for First Time

UPS Worker Patrick Semansky/Associated Press

UPS Inc. expected to handle a record 1.5 million returns Dec. 19, ahead of its usual early January peak of 1.3 million.

Debbie Cockrell | The News Tribune Tacoma Wash
December 20, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Record Number of Travelers Predicted for Roads, Rails, Airports, AAA Says

Holiday travel David Zalubowski/Associated Press

Expect record-breaking crowds this holiday season on the nation’s roads, rails and runways, as about one-third of Americans will be on the move.

Mary Wisniewski | Chicago Tribune
December 20, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Holiday Business Booming for DHL at Houston Hub

DHL and UPS Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

DHL, which specializes in international shipments, anticipates that it will make 156,000 delivery stops every day during December, a 56% increase over a typical month. With a distribution hub at each of Houston’s two major airports, it expects to handle 17% more package deliveries than last year.

Paul Takahashi | Houston Chronicle
December 18, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Postal Service Slammed with Seasonal Shipping

postal truck Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

This week is expected to be the busiest week of the holiday mailing and shipping season for the Postal Service. The agency expects to process and deliver nearly 3 billion pieces of mail, including packages, this week alone.

Victoria Texas Advocate | Victoria Texas Advocate
December 18, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100, TCA

Holiday Shipping Deadlines for Amazon, USPS, UPS, FedEx

UPS Getty Images

Procrastinators take note: The deadline is fast approaching to get those gifts in the mail to arrive by Christmas Eve.

Doreen Christensen | Sun Sentinel
December 13, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Norfolk Southern Confirms HQ Move to Atlanta

Norfolk Southern train TT file photo

Norfolk Southern Corp. on Dec. 12 announced officially what had been expected for some time: that it will move its corporate headquarters from Norfolk, Va., to Atlanta.

Robert McCabe | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
December 12, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Trucking Company Protests Illinois Utility’s Pick for Coal-Hauling Contract

McLeod Express truck on highway A McLeod Express truck. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

An East St. Louis, Ill.-based trucking company president protested the city of Springfield’s decision to award a three-year coal-hauling contract to a Decatur-based firm and asked City Council members on Dec. 11 to instead give the contract to his company.

Crystal Thomas | The State Journal-Register (Springfield, Ill.)
December 12, 2018