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Trade and Immigration Test Top Business Group’s Ties to Trump

Wed, 2018-01-10 10:00
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce found common cause in 2017 with President Donald Trump on tax cuts and regulatory rollbacks. This year the powerful conservative business group could part ways with the White House on two key issues: trade and immigration.

FedEx Seeks Permit for $35.4 Million Building at Express Hub at Memphis International Airport

Wed, 2018-01-10 08:15
FedEx has applied for a building permit for a building project valued at $35.4 million at its world hub at Memphis International Airport.

Millennials Upset E-Commerce Assumptions

Tue, 2018-01-09 16:15
WASHINGTON — The common assumption that millennials only shop online and avoid brick-and-mortar merchants just doesn’t fit their behavior patterns, according to a survey from a Texas A&M Transportation Institute researcher.

Creative Use of Big Data Key to Predicting Crash Risk, DOT Official Says

Tue, 2018-01-09 16:00
WASHINGTON — Innovations in the growth of “big data” are moving traffic research from the reactive to the predictive, a top U.S. Department of Transportation official said.

Cummins Brings TEC Outreach Program to Tennessee

Tue, 2018-01-09 15:15
Cummins Inc. has launched its first Technical Education for Communities initiative in the United States, in conjunction with 10 Memphis, Tenn.-area education and industry partners.

Trump Infrastructure Plan Better Offer Sustainable Revenue, State DOTs Warn

Tue, 2018-01-09 15:00
WASHINGTON — Solvency and sustainability are the chief qualities state department of transportation leaders are looking for in President Donald Trump’s long-awaited infrastructure package.

Amazon Rival JD.com Built the Equivalent of Monaco in Warehouse Space in Three Months

Tue, 2018-01-09 14:30
JD.com Inc. added so much warehouse space in three months that the new construction could cover just about every inch of Monaco, a pace of expansion that rivals growth at Amazon.com Inc.

FMCSA to Send Report to Congress Soon in Response to CSA Study

Tue, 2018-01-09 13:00
WASHINGTON — Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials said Jan. 9 that they will soon send a report to Congress outlining corrective actions the agency will take in response to a Compliance, Safety, Accountability program study.

US Expects Domestic Crude Output to Hit Records in 2018, 2019

Tue, 2018-01-09 13:00
U.S. crude production will soar to a record this year before rising even more in 2019, according to a government forecast published Jan. 9.

FMCSA Soon to Send Report to Congress in Response to CSA Study

Tue, 2018-01-09 13:00
WASHINGTON — Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials said Jan. 9 that they will soon send a report to Congress outlining corrective actions the agency will take in response to a Compliance, Safety, Accountability program study.

Southeast Ports Experiment With Inland Terminals Boosting Shorthaul Intermodal

Tue, 2018-01-09 13:00
WASHINGTON — Shippers traditionally hire trucking companies to move loads within 500 miles but place some of its longhaul freight on the railroads, however port authorities are beginning to successfully use intermodal service to divert truck traffic from congested container terminals.

Top Truck Bottlenecks Report Coming Soon, ATRI President Says

Tue, 2018-01-09 12:30
WASHINGTON — The definitive guide to the country’s top truck bottlenecks will be released Jan. 25, the president of American Transportation Research Institute, which publishes the report, said Jan. 9.

Job Openings Declined in November to a Six-Month Low

Tue, 2018-01-09 12:15
U.S. job openings unexpectedly fell in November to a six-month low, though the level is still consistent with an improving labor market, Labor Department data showed Jan. 9.

State DOT Leaders Stress Importance of Connections With Freight Movers

Tue, 2018-01-09 11:15
WASHINGTON — State departments of transportation could benefit from establishing a rapport with freight movers and companies that need goods to be moved, according to Utah Department of Transportation Director Carlos Braceras.

Ford Partners With Postmates in Path to Driverless Delivery

Tue, 2018-01-09 10:45
Ford Motor Co. is expanding its driverless delivery experiment beyond pizza by partnering with Postmates to test what it will take to eventually remove the driver from on-demand distribution.

Coalition Urges Donald Trump, Lawmakers to Remember Ports in Infrastructure Debate

Tue, 2018-01-09 10:45
A coalition of the top three containerports, two private terminal operators and two industry analysts wrote a letter to President Donald Trump and Congress to urge lawmakers not to forget the ocean freight industry during the debate on infrastructure.

Jasper Engines & Transmissions Acquires Independent Distributor

Tue, 2018-01-09 10:30
Jasper Engines & Transmissions acquired Jasper Engines & Transmissions of Greensboro, N.C., an independent distributor.

Western Express Buys Connecticut Property for $1.7 Million

Tue, 2018-01-09 10:00
Western Express has paid more than $1.7 million for 12 acres in Plainfield, Conn., to expand its operations.

Weston LaBar Named CEO of Harbor Trucking Association

Tue, 2018-01-09 09:45
The Harbor Trucking Association has promoted Executive Director Weston LaBar to CEO, offering him a five-year contract to run the trade group that represents the port trucking industry in Southern California.