Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Musk Says Tesla Delivery Delays Traced to Trailer Shortage

Tesla model 3 sedan 2018 Tesla Model 3 sedans sit on display outside a Tesla showroom in Littleton, Colo. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

Elon Musk says an “extreme shortage” of car carrier trailers is partly to blame for Tesla’s delivery woes. That has trucking industry executives and analysts scratching their heads.

Russ Mitchell | Los Angeles Times
September 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Technical Training Schools Aim to Bridge Skills Gap

Skills Gap (Luke Sharett/Bloomberg News)

Finding workers for the jobs of today and tomorrow means attacking the skills gap along a wide front.

Lynn Hulsey | Dayton (Ohio) Daily News
September 24, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Darrell Issa Appointment Could Give Trump Trade-War Ally

Issa Issa. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Bloomberg News)

Shortly after Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said he would not seek re-election this year, President Donald Trump suggested drastically cutting funding for the United States Trade and Development Agency in an upcoming budget proposal.

Charles T. Clark | The San Diego Union-Tribune
September 24, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Georgia Ports Authority Targets Container Capacity, Replacing Talmadge Bridge

Talmadge Memorial Bridge Talmadge Memorial Bridge across the Savannah River. (Sally Hale/AP)

Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch plans to double the container capacity of the Garden City Terminal and possibly replace the Talmadge Memorial Bridge that spans the Savannah River.

DeAnn Komanecky | Savannah (Ga.) Morning News
September 21, 2018
Business, TCA

Denny’s Is Serving a Truckload of Bacon and Hot Coffee to Carolinas Hurricane Victims

Denny's sign Keith Srakocic/AP

Denny’s announced Sept. 20 that its Mobile Relief Diner is heading to the Carolinas. The 53-foot mobile kitchen will travel to affected areas to serve free meals to those in need.

Noah Feit | The State (Columbia, S.C.)
September 20, 2018
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