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    US Steelmaker Nucor Corp. Raises Prices for Fifth Time in Two Months

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Nucor Corp., the largest U.S. steelmaker, raised prices for a fifth time since late October, adding to signs of a rebound in the industry. ArcelorMittal, the world’s top producer of the metal, also boosted prices. The cost for new orders of hot-rolled, cold-rolled and...
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    Perspective: New Year, New Logistics Efficiencies

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] As the year comes to a close, it’s a natural time for companies to look at what worked in 2019 and what didn’t, and make plans for the year ahead. This is especially true for e-commerce companies, as this is their busiest time of...
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    Supreme Court Rejects UPS Appeal That Postal Service Should Raise Delivery Rates

    The U.S. Supreme Court turned away a UPS Inc. appeal that aimed to force the U.S. Postal Service to raise its prices for delivering packages. The justices, without comment May 20, left intact an appeals court decision upholding the government’s method for determining how much the Postal Service can charge for parcels. The rebuff is...
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    GM Strike May Have Cost Over $1 Billion So Far, JPMorgan Says

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] The workers strike at General Motors Co., currently in its third week, already may have cost the carmaker over $1 billion, JPMorgan analyst Ryan Brinkman wrote in a note to clients. The analyst estimated the cost to date to be around $1.14 billion. Brinkman...
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    Ram Pickups Beat Chevy Silverado in 2019 for First Time

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Ram pickups surpassed the Chevrolet Silverado in U.S. sales in 2019 for the first time. The popularity of trucks has boomed in recent years, supporting growing profit margins for all three Detroit automakers. Although Ford Motor Co.’s F-Series has been America’s best-sellin...
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    Schneider Launches Load-Booking Tool for Third Parties

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Schneider launched an automated tool that enables third-party carriers to instantly book loads with the click of a button, the carrier said in a Nov. 26 news release. The load-booking automation delivers a more efficient experience for Schneider’s third-party carriers by providing real...
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    US Small-Business Optimism Drops to Near Lowest Mark of Trump Era

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] U.S. small-business sentiment fell to near the lowest level of Donald Trump’s presidency, as tariffs and economic uncertainty increasingly weigh on the outlook for owners across the country. The National Federation of Independent Business’ optimism index declined 1.3 points to 101.8 in...
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    Canada Announces Final ELD Mandate to Take Effect in 2021

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] The Canadian federal government has unveiled its long-awaited electronic logging device mandate. Canadian Minister of Transport Marc Garneau on June 13 announced the rule, which will require commercial motor vehicle operators and bus drivers to use the devices. The regulation will take...
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    GM Set to Revive Hummer Brand With Electric Truck and SUV

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] General Motors Co. is moving forward with plans to revive its polarizing Hummer brand, this time as an electric truck instead of an emblem of gasoline consumption, according to people familiar with the matter. The Detroit automaker plans to debut a pickup around 2022...
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    China Hits U.S. With Higher Tariffs on Soybeans, Cars, Oil

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] China announced plans to impose additional tariffs on $75 billion of American goods including soybeans, automobiles and oil — retaliation for President Donald Trump’s latest planned levies on Chinese imports that sent U.S. stock futures tumbling. Some of the countermeasures will take e...
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    Qualcomm Moves Toward Self-Driving Vehicle Tech

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] SAN DIEGO — After years of supplying Bluetooth and cellular connectivity to automakers, Qualcomm is pivoting toward safety with its new Snapdragon Ride platform, which aims to bring advanced driver assistance features such as automated parking, lane monitoring and highway autopil...
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    H-E-B to Test Driverless Delivery Service in Texas

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Texas retailer H-E-B will be implementing a self-driving vehicle for delivery service in San Antonio this year. H-E-B will use one autonomous van with driverless technology to serve customers near Olmos Park for a store location just north of downtown, according to an article...
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    In Final Order, Wiley Sanders Truck Lines to Pay $3 Million for Illegally Transporting Hazmat

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] A federal judge has issued a criminal judgment requiring an Alabama-based trucking company operating in California to pay a fine of $3 million for illegally transporting thousands of pounds of lead-contaminated plastic battery chips. The hazardous material involved in the illegal trans...
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    Chassis Maker CIMC Intermodal Equipment to Change Name to CIE Manufacturing

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] CIMC Intermodal Equipment, the biggest maker of chassis used in the intermodal shipping industry, is soon going to change its name to CIE Manufacturing. With the new name and the new decade come another significant development. CEO Frank Sonzala told Transport Topics the company...
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    Allison Acquires Key Suppliers

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Allison Transmission Holdings Inc., the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions, announced it acquired the assets and certain liabilities of Walker Die Casting, Lewisburg, Tenn., and C&R Tool and Engineering, Muscle Shoals, Ala. Allison ...
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    Echo Global’s Net Income Drops 49% in Q3

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Echo Global Logistics Inc., a Chicago-based technology-enabled transportation management service, said profits dropped by about half in the quarter ended Sept. 30. Echo officials said net income dropped 49% to $4.8 million in the third quarter, compared with $9.4 million in the same qu...
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    Trump Says China Trade Signing Set for Jan. 15

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] President Donald Trump said he will sign the first phase of a trade deal with China on Jan. 15, sealing an agreement that sees the Asian nation raising purchases of American farm goods in exchange for lower tariffs on some of its products. The...
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    Germany Set to Agree to Higher CO2 Price for Transport, Heating

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Germany’s two houses of parliament are poised to more than double the starting price for carbon dioxide emissions from the transport and heating industries when the charge is introduced in 2021. German news agency dpa reported Dec. 16 that a deal was reached after...
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    JK Moving Services Expands Support for Military

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] JK Moving Services announced it signed a statement of support with the District of Columbia National Guard, and is the first moving company to do so. The signing indicates it is committed to employing National Guard and Reserve members and supporting the reservists even...
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    Port of Seattle Partners With WeWork on Maritime Business Incubator

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] A new Port of Seattle partnership is taking aim at one of the maritime sector’s most intractable problems: the graying seas. One-third of employees in Washington state’s maritime industry are over the age of 55, according to 2018 Census data. The bracket seeing fastest...
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    FedEx Ends Ground-Delivery Deal With Amazon

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] FedEx Corp. is snipping another tie with Amazon.com as the e-commerce giant emerges as a competitor by building its own shipping network. The ground-delivery contract with Amazon won’t be renewed when it expires at the end of this month, FedEx said in an e-mailed...
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    Kansas DOT Selects 22 Projects Through Cost Share Program

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] State leaders recently announced 22 projects have been selected as part of the Kansas Department of Transportation’s Cost Share Program, which is meant to provide funding for transportation initiatives. The Cost Share Program, created during the most recent legislative session, is desi...
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    Crossword Puzzle Solution June 3, 2019

    [unable to retrieve full-text content] Here’s the solution to the crossword puzzle found in the June 3, 2019 print edition....
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    Amazon Falls After Report That the Company Prioritized Profit in Its Search Listings

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Amazon.com shares fell following a report that the e-commerce giant adjusted its product search results to emphasize items that are more profitable to the company. The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that, following an internal debate, Amazon late last year changed its secret algor...
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    Goodyear Launches VC Fund Focused on Mobility

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced a new venture capital fund, Goodyear Ventures, with $100 million targeted for new investments in future mobility solutions over the next 10 years. The focus will be on partnering with and investing in startups with a shared...
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    For ATA’s New Chairman Randy Guillot, Life, Work Are Family Affairs

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] NEW ORLEANS — Business was going quite well for family-owned Triple G Express Inc. during the summer of 2005, as the city best known for its 24-hour nightlife, vibrant live music scene and spicy Cajun cuisine also served as a great base of operations...
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    HVH Transportation of Denver Closes

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] HVH Transportation Inc., a Denver-based trucking firm, closed its doors on Aug. 27, according to the company’s CEO. John Kenneally, HVH CEO, confirmed to Transport Topics that the truckload company closed. The medium-sized trucking firm had 75 office employees and 120 drivers, as well...
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    New North Carolina Law Means Electric Vehicles Can Pay for Power

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] A new North Carolina law will change the way electric car owners pay for the electricity they use to charge their cars when they are out and about. The law allows the operators of publicly available electric car charging stations to make drivers pay...
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    Truck Makers Slash Jobs by the Thousands as Orders Dry Up

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] North America’s biggest truck makers and their suppliers are firing thousands of workers as orders dry up amid a glut of big rigs. Navistar International Corp. will reduce global employment by more than 10%, the maker of International brand trucks said Dec. 17. The...
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