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Port of Virginia Breaks Another Yearly Record for Container Volume

Thu, 2018-01-11 12:00
The Port of Virginia just finished its best year ever for container volume, having moved 2.84 million TEUs, or boxes as measured in standard 20-foot units.

Port of Virginia Breaks Another Yearly Record for Contain

Thu, 2018-01-11 12:00
The Port of Virginia just finished its best year ever for container volume, having moved 2.84 million TEUs, or boxes as measured in standard 20-foot units.

TRB Picks New Leaders, Honors Others for Service, Achievements

Thu, 2018-01-11 11:15
WASHINGTON — Each year, the annual meeting of Transportation Research Board brings together industry stakeholders from around the world to feast on a smörgåsbord of facts and figures, ideas, analysis and exhibits that push the frontier of geekiness.

Consumer Comfort Rises to Highest Level in Almost 17 Years

Thu, 2018-01-11 11:15
Americans’ confidence began 2018 by rising to an almost 17-year high on greater optimism about the U.S. economy and buying climate, according to the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index released Jan. 11.

TRB Picks New Leaders, Honors Others for Service, Acheivements

Thu, 2018-01-11 11:15
WASHINGTON — Each year, the annual meeting of Transportation Research Board brings together industry stakeholders from around the world to feast on a smörgåsbord of facts and figures, ideas, analysis and exhibits that push the frontier of geekiness.

Wholesale Prices Unexpectedly Show First Drop Since 2016

Thu, 2018-01-11 10:30
U.S. wholesale prices fell in December for the first time in more than a year on declining costs for services, a potential sign that inflation pressures are easing in the economy, a Labor Department report showed Jan. 11.

Jobless Claims Rise to Three-Month High After Holidays

Thu, 2018-01-11 08:15
U.S. filings for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose to a three-month high last week during a holiday period when claims tend to be volatile, Labor Department figures showed Jan. 11.

TRB Researchers Look at Safety, Relationship Between Pay and Driver Fatigue

Thu, 2018-01-11 08:15
WASHINGTON — The wages earned by truck drivers are too low, forcing them to work long hours, according to a report presented to trucking industry researchers at the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board here.

TRB Panelists Urge Inclusion of Ports, Rails in Infrastructure Bill

Thu, 2018-01-11 08:00
WASHINGTON — Port authorities, trucking companies and shippers are hopeful that the infrastructure bill to be debated in Congress will fund solutions to alleviate congestion in the ocean container freight industry, panelists said Jan. 9 at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting here.

NAFTA’s Dead. Long Live NAFTA. A Look at Most Likely Outcomes

Thu, 2018-01-11 07:30
Markets shuddered on signs the U.S. may be preparing to withdraw from NAFTA. But even if President Donald Trump serves notice of a pullout, the trade deal could survive.

Trump Signs Anti-Human Trafficking Bills Into Law

Wed, 2018-01-10 18:00
Commercial drivers found guilty of human trafficking will be disqualified from the industry under legislation President Donald Trump signed into law this month.

Solving the ‘Final 50 Feet’ Delivery Challenge

Wed, 2018-01-10 15:15
WASHINGTON — Researchers are joining major retailers, logistics firms, city transportation offices and others in the freight industry to reconsider last-mile delivery systems, even reviewing the way they get packages the “final 50 feet” in congested urban downtowns.

Einride Showcases Unmanned, All-Electric ‘T-pod’ at TRB

Wed, 2018-01-10 15:15
WASHINGTON — Einride, a Swedish technology startup that plans to begin moving cargo in that country later this year with unmanned, all-electric vehicles, recently showcased its vision for freight transportation to industry researchers in the United States.

Railroad Stocks Sink After Canada Sees NAFTA Risks Rising

Wed, 2018-01-10 14:45
Shares of railroad and auto companies were among the biggest decliners after Canadian government officials said there’s an increasing chance that U.S. President Donald Trump will give six months notice to withdraw from the NAFTA trade agreement.

US Regulators Eye Policy for Autonomous Trucks

Wed, 2018-01-10 14:15
Federal regulators are taking the first step toward creating a policy to guide the development of autonomous transportation beyond cars to include trucks, buses and other ground-based modes.

Opinion: ‘Personalizing’ the Fleet Management Supply Chain

Wed, 2018-01-10 14:15
With power shifting from the retailer to the consumer, the personalized supply chain has been a buzzword in the retail industry for quite some time. But why are we talking about retail in an article about fleet management?

Trump Infrastructure Plan Will Limit Regulations, DOT Exec Says

Wed, 2018-01-10 13:30
WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan will include a concerted effort to limit the regulatory checkpoints projects must pass through, according to a leading U.S. Department of Transportation official.

Blame Animal Fat if Your Diesel Engine Freezes Up This Winter

Wed, 2018-01-10 13:15
When freezing weather strikes, cold-weather pros know to treat diesel with additives to prevent the fuel from gumming up their engines.

Trump's NAFTA Ideas Are a 'Lose-Lose-Lose' for Carmakers, Says Auto Supplier

Wed, 2018-01-10 12:45
The chief executive of North America’s biggest auto supplier warned that overly complex NAFTA changes could result in a “lose-lose-lose” situation that leaves U.S., Mexican and Canadian manufacturers vulnerable.

Ford Sued by Truck Owners, Adding It to Diesel Defendants

Wed, 2018-01-10 10:30
Ford Motor Co. rigged at least 500,000 heavy-duty pickup trucks to beat emissions tests, drivers claimed in a lawsuit, adding to the tally of carmakers linked to diesel-cheating allegations worldwide that started in 2015 with Volkswagen AG.