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FedEx, UPS Want to Steer Santa’s Packages to the Local Drugstore

Transportation Topics News - 11 hours 21 min ago
It’s that time of year again when online shopping surges and package deliveries soar -- along with costs and customer expectations.

Target to Buy Shipt for $550 Million in Challenge to Amazon

Transportation Topics News - 11 hours 36 min ago
Target Corp. agreed to purchase grocery-delivery startup Shipt Inc. for $550 million, stepping up its challenge to Amazon.com Inc. by speeding the rollout of same-day shipping.

CSX CEO Hunter Harrison Takes Medical Leave

Transportation Topics News - 13 hours 51 min ago
Hunter Harrison has taken a medical leave from his position as CEO and president of CSX, the company announced Dec. 14. The railroad gave no details other than saying the leave was due to “unexpected complications from a recent illness.”

FMCSA Says Even Flo Logistics Poses ‘Imminent Hazard to Public Safety’

Transportation Topics News - 14 hours 21 min ago
A division of the U.S. Department of Transportation has ordered a Tumwater, Wash.,-based trucking company to “immediately cease all interstate and intrastate operations” after investigators, including the Washington State Patrol, found a number of alleged safety violations.

Editorial: Looking Back, Moving Ahead

Transportation Topics News - Thu, 2017-12-14 15:00
So, how was your year?

Shippers, 3PLs Discuss How to Verify ELD Mandate Compliance

Transportation Topics News - Thu, 2017-12-14 14:30
With the federal electronic logging device mandate soon to take effect, some freight brokers are surveying their carriers about compliance with the rule, taking a proactive step now to help prevent supply chain disruptions later, logistics executives said.

Stable Demand Lifts Class 8 Sales Past 17,000 Units in November

Transportation Topics News - Thu, 2017-12-14 14:15
U.S. retail Class 8 sales climbed in November, as analysts expected, and cleared 17,000 units for the third consecutive month, according to WardsAuto.com.

Paccar Elects Harrie Schippers President

Transportation Topics News - Thu, 2017-12-14 14:15
Paccar Inc.’s board has elected Harrie Schippers president, effective Jan. 1. He will also retain his current post of chief financial officer.

Federal Trucking Regulators to Detail Priorities for 2018 at TRB

Transportation Topics News - Thu, 2017-12-14 13:30
Federal trucking regulators will offer updates on their safety priorities and regulatory actions planned for 2018 during the Transportation Research Board’s annual conference, scheduled to take place Jan. 7-11 in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Retail Sales Jump More Than Forecast in Broad Advance

Transportation Topics News - Thu, 2017-12-14 13:30
U.S. retail sales rose more than forecast in November and the previous month was revised higher, indicating a broad strengthening of consumer demand as the holiday shopping season got under way, according to Commerce Department figures released Dec. 14.

Trump White House Ready for Infrastructure in January

Transportation Topics News - Thu, 2017-12-14 13:15
Congress and the Trump administration indicated they will finally debate infrastructure funding parameters with transportation leaders when the new year kicks off.

UPS Says Deliveries Are Back to Normal After Shopping Surge

Transportation Topics News - Thu, 2017-12-14 12:15
United Parcel Service Inc. says it’s gotten deliveries under control after a surge of online shopping caused some delays following Thanksgiving.

Truck Makers Recall Kidde Fire Extinguishers

Transportation Topics News - Thu, 2017-12-14 12:15
Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America are recalling certain models of Kidde fire extinguishers sold as accessories for use in their trucks, citing a potential risk in 37,367 vehicles.

Nearly 39,000 CMV Drivers Cited or Warned During Safe Driver Week

Transportation Topics News - Thu, 2017-12-14 12:15
Law enforcement officers issued nearly 39,000 citations and warnings to commercial vehicle operators for bad driving behaviors during Operation Safe Driver Week in October, according to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.

Daimler Recalls More Than 400,000 Trucks Over Potential Brake Light Issue

Transportation Topics News - Thu, 2017-12-14 10:45
Daimler Trucks North America announced it is recalling 436,095 heavy-duty trucks over a potential brake-light-related issue that could fail to alert trailing motorists to a braking event.

2017: A Year Spent Looking Ahead

Transportation Topics News - Thu, 2017-12-14 10:00
2017 was a year of anticipation for the freight transportation industry, leading up to the long-awaited Dec. 18 mandate for broad adoption of electronic logging devices to track hours of service.

2017 By the Numbers

Transportation Topics News - Thu, 2017-12-14 10:00
As a busy 2017 comes to a close, let’s see which stories topped the TTNews.com charts and garnered the most buzz on social media

Female Driver Outreach May Need Rethinking

Transportation Topics News - Thu, 2017-12-14 08:00
Efforts to attract more female drivers to trucking are facing headwinds, despite some organizations pushing hard to make the industry more open to women.

Goldman Says Big Oil Is Poised for Its Best Year in Decades

Transportation Topics News - Wed, 2017-12-13 23:15
Big Oil’s slump is over and industry domination beckons, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc.