Editorial, Business, Safety, Technology, Government, Logistics

Editorial: Young Minds, New Roads

Coming soon to a theater near you: How to build roads and bridges. The American Society of Civil Engineers last week screened a documentary titled, “Dream Big: Engineering Our World,” which spotlights efforts to encourage young people to pursue careers in engineering. Included in that mix are bridge and road design, fields that — if recent data are any indication — will require expertise for years to come.

February 20, 2017
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics, Fuel

XPO’s Jacobs Sees E-Commerce as Key to Robust Growth in 2017

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — XPO Logistics Inc. CEO Brad Jacobs won’t rest on turning a profit with a company that lost money as recently as 2015, telling Transport Topics that he’ll “double down” on growing on the e-commerce wave through contract logistics, less-than-truckload and last-mile delivery services.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
February 20, 2017
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Fuel

Underinvestment in Freight Infrastructure Will Hurt Economy, Schneider CEO Says

TT File Photo

WASHINGTON — The country's freight transportation network must be modernized and expanded to handle the projected increase in freight volume, Schneider International Inc.'s top executive told a Senate panel Feb. 15.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 15, 2017
Opinion, Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous, Fuel

Opinion: Truck Parking Is Quiet Crisis Facing Industry

Each night, thousands of truck drivers across the country find themselves in a horrible game of “musical chairs” — searching for parking spaces to take their mandated 10-hour rest period. This occurs because of a major shortage for truck parking, which has not kept up with the volume and growth of trucks traveling across our country each day.

February 13, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Bendix Electronic Stability Program Now Standard on Kenworth T680, T880 Models


Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems' electronic stability program now is standard on Kenworth Truck Co.’s T680 and T880 trucks.

Transport Topics
February 9, 2017
Business, Logistics, Government, Safety, Equipment

Private Equity Group Buys Stake In Evans Network of Cos.

Calera Capital has acquired a majority stake in the Evans Network of Cos., but CEO Bo Bates, the Evans family and management will retain a significant equity interest in the business, according to a Feb. 9 announcement.

Transport Topics
February 9, 2017
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

It's No Accident How YRC Trucker Don Robinson Drove Millions of Miles Safely

For the record, Don Robinson knows exactly when and where his personal and professional milestone happened: 9 p.m. on Oct. 8 in the northbound lane of Interstate 71 in Ohio.

Jim Mackinnon | Akron Beacon Journal
February 8, 2017
Editorial, Business, Safety, Government, Fuel, Logistics

Editorial: Let’s Get Started, Secretary Chao

While Republican leaders in Congress seem to be in no hurry to address the country’s infrastructure, there’s an entirely different feeling surrounding President Trump’s pick to be transportation secretary, Elaine Chao, who was confirmed easily last week.

February 6, 2017
Opinion, Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Opinion: Share the Message of Trucking’s Importance

I read the chairman’s profile of Kevin Burch (10-10, p. 1), and quite frankly, he is a man after my own industry heart — and others should feel the same way.

February 6, 2017
Business, Equipment, Safety

America's Biggest Asphalt Plant Is Shutting When the Country Might Need It Most

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Axeon Specialty Products is shuttering the largest asphalt refinery in the United States when the country might need it most.

Robert Tuttle | Bloomberg News
February 3, 2017