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P3s Not Suited for All Infrastructure Projects, US DOT Official Says

Mon, 2018-01-08 13:00
WASHINGTON ­— A federal transportation official reminded state and municipal agencies charged with advancing infrastructure projects to review the costs and potential benefits associated with public-private partnerships.

Schneider Chief Financial Officer Lori Lutey to Retire

Mon, 2018-01-08 12:45
Schneider National Inc. announced in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that Chief Financial Officer Lori Lutey will be retiring from the company within the next six months.

Real Estate Prices Soaring for Warehouses Near Ports, Intermodal Ramps

Mon, 2018-01-08 12:30
Real estate prices to build distribution centers near major marine ports and intermodal ramps jumped double-digits in 2017, according to commercial real estate firm CBRE, as demand outstrips supply due to a retail supply chain increasingly tied to e-commerce and speed.

Pizza Hut Working With Toyota to Test Driverless Pizza Delivery

Mon, 2018-01-08 12:30
Toyota and Pizza Hut announced Jan. 8 a “global partnership,” that could see Pizza Hut pizzas delivered in autonomous vehicles designed and built by Toyota.

Self-Driving Car Firm Aurora to Expand After Deal With VW, Hyundai

Mon, 2018-01-08 12:15
Deals inked by the self-driving car firm Aurora with two major auto manufacturers will mean more jobs and more test vehicles on the streets in Pittsburgh, one of the company’s co-founders told the Tribune-Review.

Interstates Serve Important Role In Autonomous Truck Testing, Experts Say

Mon, 2018-01-08 12:00
WASHINGTON— Long-distance stretches of interstate will serve as an important proving grounds as autonomous truck technology develops, industry experts said at the Transportation Research Board's annual meeting Jan. 8.

Self-Driving Cars Hit Las Vegas Streets for Tech Tradeshow

Mon, 2018-01-08 11:45
LAS VEGAS — The self-driving car is getting closer to deployment in the real world for everyday passengers.

Louisiana State Rep. Not Ready to Give Up on Improving Roads, ‘We Have to Fit It’

Mon, 2018-01-08 10:15
Seven months after their push for a hike in the state gas tax died, road and bridge advocates are scrambling to see what, if any, other options are available for traffic relief.

Federal Research Program Gives States Room to Repair Highways, Test Technology

Mon, 2018-01-08 09:00
WASHINGTON — The Maine Department of Transportation is in the process of repaving major routes with better-quality pavement with help from a federal research partnership.

Minnesota’s New Senator Prepares to Fight for Teamsters Pensions

Mon, 2018-01-08 08:45
Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith met with retired Teamsters on Jan. 6 to talk about a proposed solution to the problems facing their pensions.

Ford Offers F-150 Model With Diesel Engine

Mon, 2018-01-08 08:30
Ford Motor Co. announced a 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel will be available spring 2018 in its F-150 pickup truck.

LiveOnWeb Podcast Player

Mon, 2018-01-08 08:00
Listen to an audio presentation of our Dec. 17 LiveOnWeb program, "Powering the Trucks of Tomorrow."

Navistar Expects Strong Year for Truck Manufacturer

Mon, 2018-01-08 07:45
Navistar executives predict 2018 will be a strong year for the Springfield, Ohio manufacturer. The company reported a profit of $30 million in 2017 — its first annual profit in six years — a result company officials called a breakthrough year for the truckmaker.

Can Bridges Handle Weight of Platooning Trucks? Engineering Firm Wants to Know

Sun, 2018-01-07 18:30
WASHINGTON — While truck-to-truck communication, driver training and safety have advanced the effort to hasten platooning to market, another critical aspect is looming and just may cause momentum to pull back some: the impact on infrastructure.

Value of NAFTA Freight Jumped in October, BTS Finds

Fri, 2018-01-05 14:30
The United States carried more freight by value with its North American Free Trade Agreement partners in October 2017 than in October 2016, according to a study released by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics Jan. 4.

Survey: Driver Shortage Explains Unseated Trucks

Fri, 2018-01-05 14:00
More than 90% of fleets had unseated trucks in the fourth quarter despite the capacity crunch the industry is facing, according to the Trends in Truckload Recruitment and Retention report, a nonscientific survey of recruiters at the fleet clients of Driver iQ.

N.Y. Gov. Proposes Eliminating Toll Booths From State Thruway by 2020

Fri, 2018-01-05 11:00
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to eliminate toll booths from the State Thruway by 2020.

Faster Page Loads Deliver Truckloads of New Drivers for U.S. Xpress

Fri, 2018-01-05 10:15
Traffic jams and speed limits may prevent truckers from driving any faster, but America’s largest independent truckload carrier has found a way to speed its internet connections with drivers across the country to help address its truck driver shortage.

Severe Storm Prompts States to Issue Restrictions, Emergency Plans

Fri, 2018-01-05 09:45
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation banned tractor-trailers from all state highways for most of Jan. 4 as the state faced heavy snow and high winds.

US Services Index Falls to Four-Month Low as Orders Moderate

Fri, 2018-01-05 09:45
America’s service industries expanded in December at the weakest pace in four months as orders cooled at companies that make up the bulk of the economy, a survey from the Institute for Supply Management showed Jan. 5.