Business, TCA

Trucking Company Owner Charged With Paying Off Texas Trooper for Inspection Stickers

Tim Patterson/Flickr

A second man has been charged in connection with an alleged bribery scheme involving state troopers and a Dallas trucking company, according to federal court documents.

Kevin Krause | The Dallas Morning News
November 28, 2017
Government, Equipment, TCA

First New Hampshire Turnpike Toll Hike in 10 Years Proposed

Allegra Boverman/Union Leader

A proposed 50% increase in turnpike tolls - the first systemwide hike in 10 years - would speed up existing reconstruction projects on Interstate 293 in Manchester, N.H., in Concord, N.H. and on the Seacoast; fund new projects; and eliminate the two ramp tolls at the F.E. Everett Turnpike exits in Merrimack, N.H. according to a new state report.

Kevin Landrigan | The New Hampshire Union Leader
November 28, 2017
Business, TCA

Former Pilot Flying J Trainee Told to 'Get Your Mind Comfortable' With Fraud

Danny Johnston/AP

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Jason Holland was new to the art of defrauding trucking companies when he attended a training session on it inside the Knoxville headquarters of the nation’s largest diesel fuel retailer, and he was uneasy, recordings showed.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
November 28, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

Are Electric-Hybrid Trucks the Answer to California Port Pollution Problem?


The sound — and smell — of thousands of idling trucks at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach could be fading if a new pilot project to convert them to part-time electric vehicles sticks.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
November 22, 2017
Logistics, TCA

Despite New Service, Troubled Container Shipping Terminal’s Future Uncertain

Steve Morgan

As the Port of Portland’s container terminal sat mostly or completely idled for years, one thing was constant: The Port wasn’t losing money.Private operator ICTSI Oregon continued to pay rent even when ships weren’t calling and containers weren’t moving.

Elliot Njus | The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
November 21, 2017
Business, Fuel, TCA

Former Pilot Flying J Staffer Who Struck Plea Deal Resists Labeling Deceit, Fraud a Crime

John Sommers II for Transport Topics;

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - This young mother felt queasy about lying to trucking companies and ripping them off, but she testified on Nov. 20 that she still struggles with labeling it a crime.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
November 21, 2017
Business, TCA

Former Pilot Flying J Executive Ruled Out Defrauding U.S. Postal Service


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The former Pilot Flying J executive who spent three days as a government witness hoping to garner a drop in the prison term he faces was once too afraid of jail to fleece the government, secret recordings showed.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
November 20, 2017
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
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Construction Begins on $42 Million Autonomous Vehicle Test Facility in Central Florida

Florida Department of Transportation;

When you think of autonomous cars, the city of Auburndale, Fla., doesn’t come to mind. All of that is expected to change in the coming years.

John Chambliss | The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.)
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