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  • Intermodal, 3PL Outlook Remains Strong September 20, 2018
    LONG BEACH, Calif. — The intermodal and third-party logistics industries are experiencing growth that is running parallel to the strength of the economy.
    Mindy Long
  • Gutierrez-Scaccetti, Gribbin to Headline IBTTA Conference in October September 20, 2018
    New Jersey’s top transportation officer and the former infrastructure guru at the White House are scheduled to headline the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association annual conference next month in Baltimore.
    Eugene Mulero
  • China Races to Get Goods to the US Before Tariffs Hit September 20, 2018
    The race is on to get Chinese goods into the United States before President Donald Trump’s tariffs bite.
    Bloomberg News
  • Bosch Pursues Electric, Fuel-Cell Powertrains September 20, 2018
    HANOVER, Germany — Bosch presented a range of products and innovations to support the trucking industry’s movement toward vehicle electrification and automated driving here at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show.
    Seth Clevenger
  • Denny’s Is Serving a Truckload of Bacon and Hot Coffee to Carolinas Hurricane Victims September 20, 2018
    Denny’s announced Sept. 20 that its Mobile Relief Diner is heading to the Carolinas. The 53-foot mobile kitchen will travel to affected areas to serve free meals to those in need.
    Noah Feit
  • US Home Sales Flat in August September 20, 2018
    WASHINGTON — Sales of existing homes were unchanged in August, as a shortage of houses priced at less than $250,000 — a level considered to be affordable for the middle class — has become a drag on the real estate market.
    Josh Boak
  • Trade Tensions Push Finance Chiefs’ Outlook to Worst in a Year September 20, 2018
    As the Trump administration keeps piling on tariffs, U.S. stock traders are averting their gaze and holding on tight. Corporate finance chiefs are having a more difficult time.
    Sarah Ponczek
  • I-5 in Washington, Oregon Best Route to Deploy Self-Driving Semis, Report Says September 20, 2018
    Of all the freeways in the United States, the most productive corridor for self-driving trucks appears to be Interstate 5 through Washington and Oregon, according to a report released this week by the Kirkland, Wash.-based Inrix data company.
    Mike Lindblom
  • Electrification, Technology Take Center Stage at IAA 2018 September 20, 2018
    HANOVER, Germany — The global truck manufacturers and suppliers exhibiting here at the massive IAA Commercial Vehicles show expressed a broadly shared vision that connectivity, automated driving and electric power are the dominant trends that will mold the future of commercial vehicles.
    Joe Howard and Seth Clevenger
  • Tonnage Slips 1.8% in August September 20, 2018
    Truck tonnage showed a slight downturn of 1.8% in August compared with a 7.1% increase for the same period in 2017, according to American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted for-hire Truck Tonnage Index.
    Dan Ronan
  • Trailer Orders Boom Amid Nonstop Demand September 20, 2018
    Records keep falling. U.S. trailer orders reached 38,200 in August, the most ever for the month, ACT Research Co. reported.
    Roger Gilroy
  • Trump Presses OPEC to Reduce Prices as Crude Trades Near $80 September 20, 2018
    President Donald Trump resumed his criticism of OPEC, saying on Twitter that the cartel “must get prices down now!”
    James Herron
  • Transportation Bill Could Be Next Up After Senate Sends House Defense Bill September 20, 2018
    The U.S. Senate has gained more time to finalize a transportation measure that includes a key trucking provision prior to a Sept. 30 deadline now that it has approved a fiscal 2019 defense funding bill.
    Eugene Mulero
  • PHMSA Exempts Hazmat, Secure-Cargo Carriers From California Rest Rule September 20, 2018
    The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has pre-empted motor carriers hauling hazardous materials, explosives and security-sensitive cargo from California’s meal-and-rest-break requirements.
    Eric Miller
  • Volvo Exhibits Autonomous Vera Concept September 20, 2018
    HANOVER, Germany — Volvo Trucks exhibited an autonomous truck concept that entirely removes the cab from the tractor and highlighted its investments in electric vehicles at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show.
    Seth Clevenger
  • Editorial: Making Connections at IAA September 20, 2018
    Connectivity was all the rage during this week’s media preview for the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, Germany, with many manufacturers touting the value and capability of the technologies they’re developing and deploying for their customers.
    Transport Topics
  • Transport Topics Radio September 20, 2018
    Transport Topics Radio is a weekly news roundtable airing Saturdays on SiriusXM channel 146 from 1-3 p.m. EDT and rebroadcast Sundays from 12-2 p.m. EDT. Check out this week's lineup.
    Transport Topics
  • Officers Issue 57,405 Citations, 87,907 Warnings During Operation Safe Driver Week September 19, 2018
    Commercial motor vehicle enforcement officers patrolling U.S. and Canadian highways issued more than 57,000 citations and nearly 88,000 warnings for unsafe driving behaviors during 2018 Operation Safe Driver Week, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance reported Sept. 19.
    Eric Miller
  • FMCSA Extends Public Comment Period on HOS Concerns September 19, 2018
    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the period of comment for an advance notice of proposed rulemaking regarding hours of service for drivers hauling property.
    Transport Topics
  • Huntsville Airport Receives $29 Million Grant September 19, 2018
    Huntsville International Airport will receive a federal grant of more than $29 million for improvements, including construction of a new taxiway, according to an announcement Sept. 17 by Sen. Richard Shelby.
    Paul Gattis
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