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Business, Safety

XPO Logistics Offers to Pay For CDL Training

XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics is offering to pay individuals to become truck drivers, providing free tuition and a paycheck while earning a commercial driver license at one of its less-than-truckload service centers in the United States.

Transport Topics
May 25, 2017
Fuel, Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Sen. James Inhofe: Every Funding Option for an Infrastructure Plan ‘On the Table’

Inhofe via c-span.org

WASHINGTON — A funding proposal for the country’s infrastructure system would likely entail myriad options, such as public-private partnerships and raising taxes on fuel, the former chairman of the Senate transportation committee told reporters May 16.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 16, 2017
Government, Business, Safety, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Uber Ordered to Return Stolen Waymo Files

Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber Technologies Inc. must promptly return stolen confidential files to Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo self-driving car unit, a federal judge ruled May 15, while stopping short of shutting down the ride-services company's autonomous car program.

Dan Levine and Heather Somerville | Reuters
May 16, 2017
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous, Logistics

Mesilla Valley Transportation Partners With Penske to Maintain Trucks

Mesilla Valley Transportation

Mesilla Valley Transportation, a dry van truckload carrier based in Las Cruces, N.M., will work with Penske Truck Leasing Corp. to maintain its nationwide fleet of more than 1,300 trucks.

Transport Topics
May 15, 2017
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous, Logistics

Transportation Executive Acquires Polonez Parcel Service, Plans Expansion

Veteran transportation executive Tom Nightingale has purchased Polonez Parcel Service and Universal Trucking Service, according to a statement Nightingale issued May 10.

Transport Topics
May 15, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, Logistics, Government

Rice Lake Introduces Replacement Scale

Rice Lake Weighing Systems

Rice Lake Weighing Systems introduced the Survivor OTR-LP, a replacement scale designed to fit into non-Rice Lake truck scale foundations.

Transport Topics
May 15, 2017
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous, Fuel, Logistics, Technology

Uber Adds Trucking Brokerage Firm Amid Longhaul Push

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber Technologies Inc. hired the team behind a Chicago transportation brokerage last fall as part of an effort to break into the longhaul trucking industry.

Julia Love and Heather Somerville | Reuters
May 12, 2017
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Meal, Rest Break Measure Absent From Federal Budget

McConnell via C-SPAN

A meal and rest break provision for truck drivers was not included in federal legislation approved last week that kept the federal government open, but the trucking industry is not giving up on congressional action on the matter.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 8, 2017
Opinion, Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous, Logistics, Fuel

Opinion: Network Analysis Takes on More Importance

We keep seeing signs that things are looking up for the trucking industry. Most of the relevant economic indicators are favorable for trucking. Commodities are getting stronger, oil rig counts are increasing and the housing recovery is persisting. At the same time, small businesses are feeling a greater sense of optimism, and improvements to the tax code may boost entrepreneurialism. Low unemployment rates ultimately will lead to higher wages, giving consumers more money to spend and putting more goods on trucks.

May 8, 2017
Safety

More Diabetic Drivers Seek Exemptions, but Often Face Long Waits, Groups Say

iStock

The number of insulin-dependent diabetic interstate truck and bus drivers requesting exemptions to stay behind the wheel is on the rise, but the current approval process is time-consuming and medical guidelines can be vague, trucking and diabetes groups said.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 8, 2017

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