Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Master Plan Approved to Guide Port of Memphis, Help Recruit New Industry

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The Port of Memphis, Tenn., is getting a new blueprint for its growth for the next 20-plus years.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
November 16, 2017
Government, Business

Freight Shippers Express Support for NAFTA's Trucking Provision

Trucks at the U.S.-Mexico border at Otay Mesa Trucks at the U.S.-Mexico border at Otay Mesa. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

A broad-based coalition of freight shippers is pushing back against a U.S. proposal that would place more restrictions on Mexican trucking companies as part of a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement.

Daniel P. Bearth | Transport Topics Senior Features Writer
November 16, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

California Clears the Way for Testing of Fully Driverless Cars

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At the beginning of the year, efforts to put driverless cars on California’s streets looked like they were careening.

Liam Dillon | Los Angeles Times
November 16, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Cargo Thefts Drop Despite Storm-Driven Rise in Building Material Larceny

Cargo thefts in the United States and Canada declined in the third quarter, with total incidents falling 8% and total loss value dropping nearly 17% compared with the same period a year ago, according to CargoNet.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
November 16, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Security Experts Warn Truckers About Loadboard Scams, ‘Inspired’ Terrorist Attacks

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Technology and smart, hard-working criminals have combined to keep loadboard fraud rampant, according to a senior investigator with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 15, 2017
Government, Technology, Safety

NTSB Urges Collision Avoidance Tech, Data Recorders in Trucks

NTSB Rob Molloy Molloy by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Collision avoidance technology in trucks could improve the safety of operators and everyone else on the road, according to Rob Molloy, director of the National Transportation Safety Board’s Office of Highway Safety.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 15, 2017
Government, Business

Road-Builders Group Hosts Trucks in Work-Zone Webinar Nov. 16

Improving the design of work zones to enhance the safety of construction crews and the drivers of large trucks will be the topic of discussion in a webinar on Nov. 16 the national group representing road builders will host.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 15, 2017
Government, Logistics

US Postal Service Reports Financial Loss for 11th Year in a Row

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The beleaguered U.S. Postal Service reported a financial loss Nov. 14 for the 11th straight year, citing declining mail volume and costs of its pension and health care obligations even as it predicted another strong holiday season of package deliveries.

Hope Yen | The Associated Press
November 15, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

NAFTA Bickering Begins Again

David Kawai/Bloomberg News

NAFTA talks are set to pick up Nov. 15 for round five where they left off a month ago: with tension and animosity in the air.

Josh Wingrove Eric Martin and Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
November 15, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Container Shipping Returns to Portland, Ore., on a Limited Basis

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Container ships will resume calls to Portland,Ore., in January, though on an extremely limited basis

Mike Rogoway | The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
November 14, 2017