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Class 8 Orders Clear 37,000 in December, Up 75%

Fri, 2018-01-05 09:00
North American Class 8 orders in December rolled past 37,000 and improved 75% year-over-year, ACT Research Co. reported.

US Trade Deficit Balloons to Widest in Almost Six Years

Fri, 2018-01-05 08:15
The U.S. trade deficit in November reached the highest level in almost six years as an increase in imports exceeded a gain in shipments overseas, Commerce Department data showed Jan. 5.

US Added Fewer Jobs Than Expected in December

Fri, 2018-01-05 07:45
U.S. payroll gains slowed by more than forecast in December, wages picked up slightly and the jobless rate held at the lowest level since 2000, adding to signs of a full-employment economy.

Ports, Railroads Tout Victories on the Tax Law to Their Industries

Thu, 2018-01-04 17:00
Like the trucking industry, the port authorities and Class I railroads believe the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will benefit their modes of transportation, according to associations that represent them.

New Tax Law Will Compel Trucking Companies to Analyze How to Adjust Their Business Models

Thu, 2018-01-04 16:45
From large carriers to single-truck fleets, many in the industry are analyzing how the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will impact their income and are formulating strategies to adapt to the new rules — including the possibility of restructuring their companies, accountants said.

New Tax Law Will Force Trucking Companies to Analyze How to Adjust Their Business Models

Thu, 2018-01-04 16:45
From large carriers to single-truck fleets, many in the industry are analyzing how the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will impact their income and are formulating strategies to adapt to the new rules — including the possibility of restructuring their companies, accountants said.

Editorial: Cold Outside, but Transportation’s a Hot Topic

Thu, 2018-01-04 16:00
It's cold outside, but trucking issues will heat up with the Transportation Research Board's annual meeting just around the corner.

Complex Proposed CSA Replacement May Take Time to Decipher

Thu, 2018-01-04 15:30
A possible replacement for the much-maligned Compliance, Safety, Accountability framework the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration uses to measure motor carriers’ safety performance has been recommended by an elite panel of academics, but its complexity may prove challenging to the trucking industry, experts said.

Trump Seeks to Open Most US Coastal Waters to New Drilling

Thu, 2018-01-04 14:15
The Trump administration is proposing to open almost all U.S. coastal waters to oil drilling, including those off California and Florida where activists have fought for decades to spare delicate ecosystems from oil spills.

Sen. Schumer, Teamsters Push for Bill to Cover Pensions

Thu, 2018-01-04 12:45
Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Peter King joined Long Island Teamsters Jan. 2 in calling for union pension shortfalls to be funded through Treasury bonds tied to the federal budget.

XPO, DHL Back Tesla Semi

Thu, 2018-01-04 12:45
Logistics firms are joining trucking companies in checking out the potential for the Tesla Semi, with at least two testing prototypes of the electric truck.

Truck Drivers, Delivery Workers Incurred Highest Number of Fatalities in 2016

Thu, 2018-01-04 12:00
Delivery workers and truck operators incurred the greatest number of fatal workplace injuries in 2016, according to a December report issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Peloton Pledges Commercial Platooning in 2018

Thu, 2018-01-04 12:00
2018 could bring commercial applications of truck platooning after successful demonstrations of the driver-assisted technology last month in Florida and Michigan by platooning developer Peloton Technology.

Hong Kong Set to Lose Spot Among Top Five Container Ports in 2018

Thu, 2018-01-04 11:45
Hong Kong is poised to lose its ranking as the world’s fifth-busiest container port if cargo-handling trends continue.

Consumer Comfort in US Advanced in 2017 to a 16-Year High

Thu, 2018-01-04 11:30
>American consumers last year were more upbeat on average than at any time since 2001, reflecting more favorable views of the economy, personal finances and the buying climate, according to the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index released Jan. 4.

Companies in US Added 250,000 Jobs in December, ADP Says

Thu, 2018-01-04 10:30
Payrolls at U.S. companies increased in December by the most in nine months, consistent with further progress in the labor market, according to data released Jan. 4 from the ADP Research Institute in Roseland, N.J.

FMCSA to Phase in Multiyear Plans for State Grant Program

Thu, 2018-01-04 10:30
FMCSA announced Jan. 4 that some states will start using multiyear commercial vehicle safety plans when carrying out projects made possible by the agency’s largest grant program supporting states.

California Bill Seeks Ban on Fossil-Fueled Vehicles by 2040

Thu, 2018-01-04 10:15
California would ban the sale of new cars and trucks powered by fossil fuels in 2040 under legislation introduced Jan. 3 in the state legislature.

Transport Topics’ Eugene Mulero Talks Infrastructure on C-SPAN

Thu, 2018-01-04 10:00
Transport Topics reporter Eugene Mulero talked infrastructure as a guest on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” program Jan. 4.

Here’s How the Winter Deep Freeze Will Affect the US Economy

Thu, 2018-01-04 09:45
A winter storm sweeping the U.S. East Coast after a week of very low temperatures is probably boosting demand for boots and mittens — and thanks in part to its timing, it shouldn’t chill economic data more broadly.