Government, Business

Rep. DeFazio Aims to Block Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — Rep. Peter DeFazio is never far from home. His small office at the Rayburn House Office Building is a bona fide southwest Oregon visitor center. Visitors are greeted by posters of college football matchups featuring Oregon schools, photos of the Pacific coast and majestic mountains and a cute little beaver reminiscent of a Gund stuffed animal by the front desk.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017
Business, Equipment

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

Roger W. Gilroy/TT

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, Technology, Logistics

Online Sales Surge Benefits Truck Freight, Experts Say

Ken James/Bloomberg News

While it’s no secret that more and more people are shopping online, less obvious is understanding consumers’ buying habits and patterns — which has great relevance for the trucking industry.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017

Community Shows Outpouring of Support for Three Slain UPS Drivers

Shocked UPS drivers gather after shooting rampage Stephen Lam/Reuters

San Francisco showed an outpouring of support for the three UPS drivers killed June 14 by a fellow driver.

June 16, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Artificial Intelligence: New AI Business Tools for Truckers That Are Ready to Run

Although it’ll be a while before we all have an IBM Watson supercomputer sitting on our desktops, there are a number of artificial intelligence business tools truckers can use right now that will help you run smarter, faster and ahead of the competition. Essentially, these next-generation wonders tap into the ability of artificial intelligence to do a lot of the thinking and strategizing for you.

Joe Dysart | Webology 101
June 16, 2017
Business, Logistics

Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion

Whole Foods Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg News Inc. will acquire Whole Foods Market Inc. for $13.7 billion, a bombshell of a deal that catapults the e-commerce giant into hundreds of physical stores and fulfills a long-held goal of selling more groceries.

Bloomberg News
June 16, 2017
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Georgetown Rail Colloquium Highlights Health of Rail, Ongoing Viability of Trucking

Several speakers at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business' "The Economics and Regulation of the Freight Rail Industry" colloquium addressed various aspects of railroad and other transportation industries June 16.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
June 16, 2017
Business, Equipment, Safety

Crete Tells Drivers They Can Drive 65

John Sommers II for TT

Crete Carrier Corp. will allow drivers to travel up to 65 mph on cruise control, up from the 62 mph limit previously in place.

Transport Topics
June 16, 2017

Drop in Housing Starts Shows Industry May Weigh on Growth

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Three straight months of declines in new-home construction show U.S. homebuilding may weigh on second-quarter growth, Commerce Department data showed June 16.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
June 16, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Replay: LiveOnWeb's 'The Race to Automated Driving'

Clevenger, Spear, Bishop by Peggy Smith/TT

Today's LiveOnWeb program gets you up to speed on the latest developments in automated driving technologies for commercial trucks. Our guests were ATA President and CEO Chris Spear and consultant Richard Bishop. TT's Seth Clevenger hosts. Watch the replay.

Transport Topics
June 15, 2017