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CSX Executive James Foote Promises To Continue Hunter Harrison’s Vision for Railroad

Thu, 2018-01-18 11:15
The new management team at CSX Inc. released improved financial results for the fourth quarter of 2017 and promised to carry out former CEO Hunter Harrison’s vision of a new, more efficient and more profitable railroad.

EPA Proposal to Repeal Glider Kit Limit Draws Strong Battle Lines

Thu, 2018-01-18 11:15
A proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to repeal a limit on the number of glider kits built annually is shaping up to be a battle pitting independent truckers and those that would reap economic benefits from more gliders against environmentalists, new truck makers and most trucking-related trade organizations.

North Dakota Town Rallies Around Trucking Company Lost to Fire

Thu, 2018-01-18 10:30
Not even a day after an early morning fire Jan. 16 consumed semi and farm trucks whole and left just a smoldering shell of the longtime Korsmo Brothers Farms and Trucking business, a makeshift office opened and the deliveries rolled on.

FMCSA Grants ELD Waivers to Old Dominion, MPAA

Thu, 2018-01-18 09:45
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. and the Motion Picture Association of America exemptions from hours-of-service regulations pertaining to the electronic logging device mandate.

Jobless Claims Plunge to Lowest Tally Since 1973

Thu, 2018-01-18 08:45
U.S. filings for unemployment benefits plummeted to the lowest level in almost 45 years in a sign the job market will tighten further in 2018, Labor Department figures showed Jan. 18.

Amazon Narrows Field for Second Headquarters Location to 20

Thu, 2018-01-18 08:15 Inc. narrowed the field of cities for its proposed new headquarters to 20, with New York, Boston, Chicago, Miami and Austin, Texas, among the contenders.

Don’t Assume the Death of NAFTA Would Be a Small Shock, Says Bank of Canada

Thu, 2018-01-18 08:00
NAFTA’s about more than tariffs, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz says in a warning to avoid low-balling the impact of a potential collapse of the trade pact.

Driver Team Bonus Bolsters Covenant's Recruiting Efforts

Thu, 2018-01-18 02:45
Carriers have been increasing compensation to entice drivers to join their ranks, and one of them has developed a fresh approach to bonuses.

CSX Revenue Down, Earnings Up

Wed, 2018-01-17 15:00
CSX’s net earnings grew in the fourth quarter despite a drop in revenue. The Jacksonville,Fla.,-based railroad announced adjusted net earnings of $573 million or 64 cents a share for the fourth quarter, compared to $458 million and 49 cents for the same period of 2016.

The First True Autonomous Cars Won’t Be for Sale

Wed, 2018-01-17 13:30
Auto companies at the CES tech convention in Las Vegas affirmed plans to have their first true self-driving cars in production by 2021 — or in some cases earlier. But don’t expect to see these vehicles on any dealership lots.

Paint Designed for Self-Driving Vehicles to Be Tested at Autonomous Proving Ground

Wed, 2018-01-17 13:00
PPG announced Jan. 16 it is partnering with the University of Michigan’s Mcity to test paint and other vehicle coatings specially designed for autonomous vehicles.

Massachusetts Town Could Become Testing Site for Self-Driving Cars

Wed, 2018-01-17 12:30
Self-driving cars could be coming to Arlington, Mass., soon, as the Board of Selectmen have agreed to allow Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine to take the first steps in bringing autonomous vehicle tests to town.

Safety Advocates Say Not So Fast on Driverless Cars

Wed, 2018-01-17 11:45
Highway safety advocates are urging lawmakers to pump the brakes on the development of driverless cars.

Aptiv, Lyft to Continue Vegas Self-Driving Car Tests, Expand to Second City

Wed, 2018-01-17 11:30
Aptiv left a piece of Pittsburgh in Las Vegas when it tore down its booth last week at the largest electronics show in Las Vegas.

Snow Causes FedEx Hiccup

Wed, 2018-01-17 10:45
Memphis International Airport saw little impact on passenger flights from a winter storm early Jan. 16, but FedEx’s cargo operation experienced disruptions that could affect deliveries.

Tax Reform’s Opportunities for Trucking Require Planning, Analysis

Wed, 2018-01-17 09:45
The Tax Reform and Jobs Act of 2017 slashes corporate rates, offers full expensing on qualifying new and used equipment purchases, repeals like-kind exchanges on revenue equipment and other personal property — including tractors and trailers — and repeals the itemized deduction for unreimbursed employee driver expenses.

FedEx Beefs Up Unit Led by Founder’s Son to Include Specialty Logistics, E-Commerce

Wed, 2018-01-17 09:00
FedEx is expanding the business unit led by its founder’s son by consolidating specialty logistics and e-commerce solutions within FedEx Trade Networks.

Amazon Begins to Act as Its Own Freight Broker

Wed, 2018-01-17 08:30
Over the past two years Inc. has dabbled in the transportation and logistics industry. But recently, the e-commerce behemoth began to directly broker freight to truck drivers, rather than solely rely upon third-party firms such as C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Transport Topics has learned.

Manufacturing Output Rose in December for a Fourth Month

Wed, 2018-01-17 07:45
U.S. factory production rose for a fourth straight month in December, capping the strongest quarter since 2010 and underscoring a resurgence in manufacturing that’s primed for further advances, Federal Reserve data showed Jan. 17.