Business
Business, TCA

Former Pilot Flying J Executive Ruled Out Defrauding U.S. Postal Service

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The former Pilot Flying J executive who spent three days as a government witness hoping to garner a drop in the prison term he faces was once too afraid of jail to fleece the government, secret recordings showed.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
November 20, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Uber Steps Up Driverless-Cars Push With Deal for 24,000 Volvos

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Uber Technologies Inc. agreed to buy 24,000 sport utility vehicles from Sweden’s Volvo Cars to form a fleet of driverless autos.

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
November 20, 2017
Business, Logistics

Shippers, Freight Brokers Add Shipment Tracking Capabilities

Shippers and third-party logistics firms continue to add tracking capabilities to monitor freight shipments.

Transport Topics
November 20, 2017
Business

Consolidated Chassis Launches Online Reservation System

CCM debuts new chassis management system Consolidated Chassis Management

Consolidated Chassis Management has introduced a web-based chassis reservation system designed for motor carriers, depot managers and chassis providers.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
November 20, 2017
Business

Winsupply Adds to Distribution Network With Purchase of APCO Supply

Winsupply Inc. continues to expand its wholesale distribution network in the United States with the purchase of controlling interest in Apco Inc., a company in Lansing, Mich., that handles heating, ventilation and cooling, plumbing and maintenance supplies.

Transport Topics
November 20, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Editorial

Editorial: Following the Rules

In less than a month, the business of trucking will change. That’s the consensus of most when it comes to the federal mandate for use of electronic logging devices for the majority of truck drivers. The law is set to take effect Dec. 18, and we believe it’s a good thing for the industry.

Transport Topics
November 19, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Frito-Lay's Mike O'Connell on PepsiCo's Fuel-Efficiency Strategy

Frito-Lay Senior Director of Supply Chain Mike O'Connell, right, discusses PepsiCo's "Performance With Purpose" strategy to reduce the greenhouse gas impact of its fleet with TT's Roger Gilroy.

Transport Topics
November 17, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

NACFE's Mike Roeth on Diesel Efficiencies

North American Council for Freight Efficiency Executive Director Mike Roeth (right) discusses diesel efficiencies demonstrated during the Run on Less event, and where diesel fits into the future of trucking as a power source, with TT Executive Editor Joe Howard.

Transport Topics
November 17, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Powering the Trucks of Tomorrow

On the heels of Tesla's electric truck unveiling, our Nov. 17 LiveOnWeb program took a look at fuel efficiency and cost-savings gains that cleaner-running diesel and natural gas promise, as well as the intriguing potential that electric offers, even for Class 8 trucks.

Transport Topics
November 17, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

NGVAmerica's Dan Gage on the Role of Natural Gas

"Natural gas is ready right now, it’s available, and it should be part of that overall equation when any fleet operator or transit company looks to deliver goods," says Dan Gage (right), president of Natural Gas Vehicles for America, talking with TT's Joe Howard. More at bit.ly/TT-LOW1117. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

Transport Topics
November 17, 2017

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