Business, Fuel, TCA

Marathon Reports $1 Billion in 2Q Earnings

Marathon station at night Paul Rosemeyer/Flickr

Marathon executives touted earnings of more than a billion dollars in the second quarter this year and said the oil company is making progress in a proposed merger with a Texas-based refiner.

Matt Sanctis | Dayton (Ohio) Daily News
August 1, 2018
Logistics, TCA

Truckers Say Port Everglades Terminal Boycott Still Possible

Aerial shot of Port Everglades in Florida Broward County’s Port Everglades

As the Aug. 1 deadline for a potential boycott looms, disagreements persist between members of the South Florida trucking community and Port Everglades Terminal LLC.

Ellie Rushing | The Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
July 31, 2018
Business, TCA

Michigan Trucking Company Expands Apprenticeship Program

Holland truck on the road Holland

HOLLAND, Mich. — Facing a shortage of truck drivers, one west Michigan transportation company has taken matters into its own hands.

Brian McVicar | The Grand Rapids (Mich.) Press
July 30, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Pennsylvania Increases Safety Measures for Autonomous Vehicle Testing

Automous car testing in Germany Michaela Handrek-Rehle/Bloomberg News

Self-driving car companies testing in Pennsylvania may have to have a second safety engineer in the passenger seat if they want to comply with new state guidelines.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
July 30, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Wisconsin Frac Sand Producers Seek Relief From Rail Costs, Service Issues

Wisconsin frac sand loaded onto a railcar Sand for hydraulic fracturing is loaded onto a railcar in Maiden Rock, Wis. (Ariana Lindquist/Bloomberg)

In a clash of old and new industries, Wisconsin frac sand producers say their business is threatened by a handful of railroads operating under outdated regulations. Wisconsin produces about a third of the nation’s supply of sand used to extract natural gas and oil through a process known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.”

Chris Hubbuch | La Crosse (Wis.) Tribune
July 30, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Texas City Cracks Down on Truck Route Violators

Streets of Odessa, Texas Dennis Tangney Jr./Getty Images

An ordinance prohibiting commercial motor vehicles from traveling in the Odessa, Texas, city limits is beginning to show its effect, as five truckers were found guilty of violating the law July 25.

Paul Wedding | Odessa (Texas) American
July 27, 2018
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

Ty Wright/Bloomberg News

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