Government, Business, Safety

Minnesota Legislators Debate Who Pays if Freight Train, Light Rail Collide

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Residents have long worried about plans for Southwest light rail to operate alongside freight trains hauling ethanol, especially in densely populated areas such as Minneapolis.

Janet Moore | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
April 4, 2017
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

Logistics Market Continues to Evolve; XPO Jumps to No. 1 on Top 50 List

The market for third-party logistics services continues to expand and evolve in response to market demands and a changing competitive landscape.

Transport Topics Staff
April 3, 2017
Opinion, Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Opinion: Working Together to Elevate 3PL Industry

As I prepare to serve as chairman of the Transportation Intermediaries Association for the next two years, I reflect on my experience with the association. Throughout the past 13 years of attending TIA events, participating on various committees and investing time as a board member and executive committee member, I have experienced firsthand the benefits that come from associating with and investing in TIA.

April 3, 2017
Editorial, Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous, Equipment, Technology

Editorial: How Will Trucks Be Marketed?

Big truck shows are always a good way to learn about what’s going on in the world of trucking equipment and technology. You also get to catch up with friends and acquaintances, compare notes about industry trends and, well, gossip.

April 3, 2017
Business, Safety, Autonomous, Government, Technology, Equipment

TL Turnover Sinks to 71%

Driver turnover for large truckload carriers dropped 31 percentage points to 71% in the fourth quarter of 2016 versus the same period in 2015, the lowest level in six years according to American Trucking Associations.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2017
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous, Logistics, Fuel

ELDs Hot Topic at MATS as December Mandate Looms

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Truck makers returned to the Mid-America Trucking Show, to varying degrees, and while many things seemed familiar, the specter of new competition also loomed over North America’s largest annual truck show.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
April 3, 2017
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous, Equipment

Flatbed, Specialty Trailer Makers Tout Strong 1Q Orders, Sales

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Specialty, flatbed and heavy-hauler trailer manufacturers exhibiting at the Mid-America Trucking Show wanted to talk about an exceptionally good start to the year, plus greenhouse-gas emissions regulations, aluminum, manufacturing discipline and a shortage of welders.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2017
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

GAO Upholds XPO Protest of Military Freight Contract

Vicki Cronis-Nohe/The Virginian-Pilot

A multibillion-dollar contract recently awarded to Crowley Logistics to handle freight shipments for the Department of Defense is being reopened after the Government Accountability Office upheld a challenge filed by XPO Logistics Government Services.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 3, 2017
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

NTSB Encourages Fleets to Root Out Bad Drivers

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A top National Transportation Safety Board official called on motor carriers to do a better job of identifying drivers in their employ with bad driving habits.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2017
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous, Logistics

Bipartisan Support for Road Funds, Tax Reform Likely, ATA Exec Says

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Advancing an infrastructure funding measure alongside a tax reform package in the coming weeks is likely to garner bipartisan backing from policymakers and support from the freight industry, officials representing trucking executives and states’ transportation directors said last week.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2017