Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

I-5 in Washington, Oregon Best Route to Deploy Self-Driving Semis, Report Says

I-5 South near Everett, Wash. I-5 South near Everett, Wash. A new report rates the I-5 corridor the most productive for self-driving trucks. (Getty Images)

Of all the freeways in the United States, the most productive corridor for self-driving trucks appears to be Interstate 5 through Washington and Oregon, according to a report released this week by the Kirkland, Wash.-based Inrix data company.

Mike Lindblom | The Seattle Times
September 20, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Huntsville Airport Receives $29 Million Grant

Richard Shelby Sen. Richard Shelby. (Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP)

Huntsville International Airport will receive a federal grant of more than $29 million for improvements, including construction of a new taxiway, according to an announcement Sept. 17 by Sen. Richard Shelby.

Paul Gattis | Alabama Media Group (Birmingham, Ala.)
September 19, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Eastern Iowa Airport Gets $8.8 Million Grant for Cargo Facility Overhaul

Map showing Eastern Iowa Airport Shutterstock

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — The Eastern Iowa Airport has been awarded nearly $9 million in federal funds, which officials say will be used to relocate and expand the airport’s rapidly growing cargo operations.

Mitchell Schmidt | The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
September 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

Audi Challenges Tesla in Electric SUV Market

Audi logo closeup (Matthias Schrader/AP)

Audi introduced its first electric SUV on Sept. 17 in California, where its primary competition, Tesla, is based. Audi also has struck a deal with online retailer Amazon to provide equipment for recharging the new midsize SUV, according to a report by Reuters.

Brian Niemietz | New York Daily News
September 19, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

North Carolina to Bring in Trucks, Supplies on Transport Ship to Flooded Wilmington

MV Cape Ray MV Cape Ray, shown in Italy in 2014, will help bring supplies to Wilmington, N.C. (Adriana Sapone/AP)

RALEIGH, N.C. — The state is arranging for a large transport ship to ferry trucks and supplies into the Port of Wilmington to relieve shortages in the city caused by flooding.

Richard Stradling | The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)
September 19, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

California Logistics Firm to Pay $3.5 Million in Back Wages, Benefits

California Cartage warehouse at the Port of L.A. A California Cartage Co. warehouse at the Port of Los Angeles. (TT File Photo)

The U.S. Department of Labor said logistics firm California Cartage Co. will pay $3.5 million to nearly 1,500 warehouse workers, after investigators found the Long Beach company failed to pay wages and benefits required under federal law.

Andrew Khouri | Los Angeles Times
September 19, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Savannah Port Extends Volume Growth

Port of Savannah A rubber tire gantry moves a 40-foot shipping container in the container yard at the Port of Savannah. (Stephen B. Morton/AP) 

If there is one word that describes Georgia ports in 2018 it is “growth,” with another record-breaking month in the books.

DeAnn Komanecky | Savannah (Ga.) Morning News
September 18, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

Wheeler Trucking to Add 70 Jobs After Securing GM Contract

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — A trucking firm with a growing presence in Springfield is planning to add close to 70 new jobs after securing a contract with GM as the sole firm to haul new medium-duty trucks being produced at Navistar’s Springfield facility.

Matt Sanctis | Dayton (Ohio) Daily News
September 18, 2018
Business, Equipment, TCA

Maersk Container Vessel First to Take Arctic Shortcut

Maersk containers Thomas Borberg/Polfoto via AP

COPENHAGEN — A shipping vessel operated by the world’s largest container shipping company, Maersk, has for the first time managed to sail through Arctic waters off northern Russia, Danish public broadcaster DR reported Sept. 17.

Deutsche Presse-Agentur
September 18, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Connecticut to Offer Self-Driving Pilot Program in Four Communities

Self-driving car delivers groceries A self-driving car delivers groceries to a customer in San Jose, Calif. (Ryan Nakashima/Associated Press)

Self-driving cars could be on the road in large numbers sooner than anyone expected — possibly by 2021 — even if public support for autonomous vehicles appears to be dropping.

Bill Cummings | Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, Conn.)
September 17, 2018