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

Transportation Topics News - 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

Transportation Topics News - 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

Transportation Topics News - 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

Transportation Topics News - 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

Transportation Topics News - 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

Transportation Topics News - 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

Transportation Topics News - 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

Transportation Topics News - Wed, 2018-01-17 08:30
Over the past two years Amazon.com 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

Transportation Topics News - 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.

Video no disponible - El Diario de Sonora

Nogales AZ / Son News - Tue, 2018-01-16 17:42

El Diario de Sonora

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El Diario de Sonora
Por encima del 94 por ciento de los casos terminaron en una conciliación entre patrones y extrabajadores, principalmente de la industria maquiladora, durante los servicios ofrecidos en la Junta de Conciliación y Arbitraje en Nogales. Gabriel García ...

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Convocan a crear Monumento a la Mujer Trabajadora - El Diario de Sonora

Nogales AZ / Son News - Tue, 2018-01-16 16:59

El Diario de Sonora

Convocan a crear Monumento a la Mujer Trabajadora
El Diario de Sonora
En tanto la ejecutiva del consorcio industrial Sonitronies, Ana María Gallego, subrayó tratarse de un reconocimiento a la mujer que durante más de 40 años, se ha desempeñado en la industria maquiladora. “Las mujeres trabajadores han sido parte ...

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FHWA Monitoring States' Progress on Modernizing Roadway Inventory Data

Transportation Topics News - Tue, 2018-01-16 16:15
WASHINGTON — Back in 2016, the Federal Highway Administration gave states a 10-year window to modernize their data collection systems to help better pinpoint hot spots for accidents and congestion on their roads. Nearly two years into the project, it appears that the decadelong grace period was a good idea.

Diesel Hits Three-Year High, Rises 3.2¢ to $3.028 a Gallon

Transportation Topics News - Tue, 2018-01-16 15:00
The U.S. average retail price of diesel rose 3.2 cents to $3.028, its highest price in three years, while the cost of crude slipped below $64 a barrel.

Minority Fellow Studies Truck Air Quality

Transportation Topics News - Tue, 2018-01-16 14:30
The Transportation Research Board this year named 21 students from 14 schools its TRB Minority Student Fellows as part of its work promoting minority participation in transportation. The 9-year-old program provides funding for students from select historically black colleges and universities and Hispanic-serving institutions to attend TRB’s annual meeting and present their research papers.

Ports of Virginia, Oakland Set Records in 2017

Transportation Topics News - Tue, 2018-01-16 14:15
The Port of Virginia and the Port of Oakland, Calif., set records for annual container traffic in 2017, according to two announcements.

Oak Hill Capital Agrees To Buy Safe Fleet Holdings

Transportation Topics News - Tue, 2018-01-16 14:15
Ownership of Safe Fleet Holdings has changed hands, with Oak Hill Capital Partners agreeing to buy the business from The Sterling Group.

FMC Urged to Set Guidelines for Detention, Demurrage Charges

Transportation Topics News - Tue, 2018-01-16 13:15
WASHINGTON — Cargo owners and trucking companies urged the Federal Maritime Commission to set guidelines on detention and demurrage charges when unforeseen circumstances take place, such as a weather emergency or labor slowdown.

Medium-Duty Segment Ends Year With Steady Growth

Transportation Topics News - Tue, 2018-01-16 13:15
U.S. retail sales of medium-duty trucks climbed 5.4% in December, with only Class 6 volumes dipping from a year earlier, WardsAuto.com reported.

Stay Metrics Hires Jerry Scott as Chief Operating Officer

Transportation Topics News - Tue, 2018-01-16 13:00
Stay Metrics, a provider of driver engagement, training and retention solutions for the transportation industry, hired Jerry Scott as chief operating officer.