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Accuride in Agreement to Acquire Mefro Wheels

Accuride acquires Mefro Wheels GmbH Accuride Corp.

Accuride Corp., a supplier of components to the North American and European commercial vehicle industries, announced that it entered into an agreement to acquire Mefro Wheels GmbH.

Transport Topics
June 19, 2017
Business

Amazon is Buying More Than Whole Foods — It’s Getting Warehouses and Showrooms

Amazon buys Whole Foods Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/TNS

Amazon.com can ship books, furniture and clothing across the Pacific Ocean in what seems like a blink of an eye. But when it comes to delivering fresh groceries to your doorstep, the e-commerce giant’s logistical prowess falters.

David Pierson and Makeda Easter
June 19, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Advisory Panel Backs Plan to Eliminate 12 Vehicle Regulations

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A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration advisory committee agreed to a preliminary plan by the agency to eliminate 12 mostly outdated “nothing burger” commercial vehicle regulations to comply with President Donald Trump’s executive order intended to ease regulatory burdens on businesses.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017
Business

ATA Economic Summit Will Assess Health of Key Industries Using Trucking Services

Fleet executives will get a chance to check out the health of their customers’ industries at an economic summit, where chief economists from nine trade associations provide briefings on the current state of those business groups and what is expected in coming months.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
June 19, 2017
Business, Logistics

Truck Turn Times Lengthen in May at Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach

The amount of time it took the average truck driver to do business at the two largest North America ports rose six minutes year-over-year in May due to backups at Total Terminals International, according to data from the Harbor Trucking Association.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017
Business, Equipment

Strick to Add Its Own Features to Trailers to Comply With Phase 2 GHG Mandates

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Strick Trailers will begin offering trailers that it has loaded with features that comply with Phase 2 greenhouse gas mandates intended to make trailers more fuel-efficient.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017
Business, Equipment

Carriers, Shippers View Drop and Hook as Improvement in Operational Efficiency

ricecakeFTW via YouTube

Shippers and carriers sometimes might disagree on fair rates, settlement schedules or detention charges. But there is one freight-hauling technique that wins kudos from both sides: drop and hook. It sounds easy — and it can be — if the timing is right, experts said.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017
Business, Technology

Michelin to Purchase Fleet Telematics Firm NexTraq

Michelin Man Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News

Tire maker Michelin agreed to acquire NexTraq, a U.S. provider of commercial fleet telematics, in an all-cash transaction.

Transport Topics Staff
June 19, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

US Seeks NAFTA Changes

The Trump administration is moving to renegotiate terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, and a request from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative for comments on how to proceed has drawn a plea from the trucking industry to reshape, but not scuttle the landmark trade deal.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
June 19, 2017
Business, Equipment

Carriers, Shippers View Drop and Hook as Improvement in Operational Efficiency

ricecakeFTW via YouTube

Shippers and carriers sometimes might disagree on fair rates, settlement schedules or detention charges. But there is one freight-hauling technique that wins kudos from both sides: drop and hook. It sounds easy — and it can be — if the timing is right, experts said.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017

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