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    Celadon ‘Didn’t Get the Time’ It Needed, Analyst Says

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] A Wall Street analyst who tracks Celadon Group said a lack of time and weakness in the trucking sector contributed to the company’s decision to file for bankruptcy and close its doors.  “I’m disappointed because they didn’t get the time that we thought they...
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    Toll Revenues Continue to Have an Impact on Trucking’s Bottom Line, Says ATRI Study

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Toll revenues have increased significantly over the past decade, and continue to have a major impact on trucking financial results, according to a new study by American Transportation Research Institute. The study found that toll revenues increased 72.5% over 10 years, with $14.7 billi...
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    Enhance Freight Connectivity in Next Highway Bill, Executives Tell US House Panel

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Consideration in Congress of an extensive update to federal transportation guidelines must prioritize sustainable funding that enhances freight connectivity and reduces congestion, industry stakeholders told lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Dec. 5. Absent proposals in the next comprehensiv...
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    Missing from Trump’s Twitter Feed Lately: Infrastructure Details

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] In July of last year, President Donald Trump congratulated the transportation policymakers in the U.S. Senate for a job well done. The Environment and Public Works Committee, led by Republicans, had just advanced the first update of the 2015 highway law known as the...
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    Drivewyze Expands PreClear in Oregon

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Drivewyze announced truck fleets and operators using its PreClear weigh station bypass service now will receive bypasses at 10 locations in Oregon. “And this is just the beginning. By next year, we expect to have 10 additional weigh station bypass sites available in Oregon,”...
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    GM Has Tentative Deal With UAW, Though Strike May Continue

    General Motors Co. and the United Auto Workers have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, and the union will decide Oct. 17 whether to continue a more than monthlong strike while the deal is voted on by members. The accord, announced by the UAW on Oct. 16, may bring an end to the...
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    With Strike Set to End, Mack Workers Will Return to Softening Market

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] With the Mack Trucks strike slated to end, a recent report from parent company Volvo Group provides a look at the heavy-duty truck market that 3,500 workers will return to next week. First, where the market has been: The company delivered almost 50,500 trucks...
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    Convoy Says AI Now Fully Runs Its Load-Matching and Brokering

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Services that rely on artificial intelligence to handle financial and broker-related transactions are making inroads in trucking, in some cases taking over manual processes that for years relied on human hands. And it’s an evolution that experts say can help trucking address a ke...
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    FMCSA Launches Interstate Pilot Program for Drivers Ages 18-20 With Military Experience

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is now accepting applications for a pilot program that would allow people between the ages of 18 and 20 who possess the U.S. military equivalent of a commercial driver license to operate trucks in interstate commerce. FMCSA announced...
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    Amazon Offers New Jobs to Employees in Pinnacle’s 1,600-Person Layoff

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] An aviation and trucking company that operates out of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport will lay off more than 1,600 people this spring, and Amazon has offered all hourly employees jobs at the same location. Pinnacle Logistics filed a Work Adjustment and Retraining Notification, or...
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    NHTSA Probing Fatal Crash of Tesla, Fire Truck in Indiana

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will probe the Dec. 29 fatal crash of a Tesla Inc. vehicle that slammed into a parked fire truck on an Indiana highway, the agency said Jan. 8. The fire truck had its emergency lights flashing while responding...
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    Crossword Puzzle Solution for February 17, 2020

    [unable to retrieve full-text content] Here’s the solution to the crossword puzzle found in the February 17, 2020 print edition....
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    Oil Rally Cools as Iranian Strike Causes No US Casualties

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Oil’s rally faded as the U.S. said Iranian airstrikes on military bases in Iraq didn’t cause any casualties, reinforcing speculation that Tehran is opting for limited retaliation over the killing of a top general. Futures in London initially surged more than 5% as the...
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    China Warns US Tariffs Will ‘Escalate Trade Friction’

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] BEIJING — China appealed to Washington on Aug. 22 to “meet each other halfway” and settle a trade war instead of going ahead with planned tariff hikes that Beijing warned will trigger retaliation. Exporters are preparing for a Sept. 1 increase in U.S. duties...
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    Renault’s Message to Nissan: Fiat Deal Is Good for All of Us

    Renault SA Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard arrived in Tokyo with a crucial mission: to sell the proposed merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Renault SA to longtime partner Nissan Motor Co. Senard, who is said to be tapped to lead the combined company, attended a monthly scheduled the morning of May 28 for the board...
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    Walker Joins United Road Services as COO

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] United Road Services announced the appointment of Jason Walker as chief operating officer, filling a job left open when Mark Anderson was promoted to president and CEO in January. Walker Walker was most recently vice president and general manager of transportation services and truckloa...
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    Amazon Proposes Airfreight Hub in Florida

    LAKELAND, Fla. — Amazon is looking to make a more than $100 million investment in Lakeland. Gene Conrad, director of Lakeland Linder International Airport, asked city commissioners to approve a deal with Amazon to construct a 285,000-square-foot air cargo complex. It will bring approximately 800 to 1,000 jobs to the area. “This is a game-changer...
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    Volvo to Test Electric Trucks in Europe

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Volvo Trucks announced it has developed electric concept trucks for construction operations and regional distribution. Volvo Trucks’ plan for electric heavy-duty trucks for construction and regional distribution is to have selected customers in Europe pilot a small number of futu...
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    Alabama Grand Champion David Hawk Paces FedEx Freight

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] David Hawk is taking his driving skills from Pelham to Pittsburgh. The FedEx Freight driver racked up 365 points in winning the 3-Axle competition and clinching Grand Champion honors in the Alabama Truck Driving Championships May 31-June 1 at the Pelham Civic Complex. Hawk...
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    Sun State International CEO Oscar Horton Named ATD’s 2020 Truck Dealer of the Year

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] LAS VEGAS — Oscar Horton, CEO of Sun State International Trucks in Tampa, Fla., was selected by American Truck Dealers as the winner of its 2020 Truck Dealer of the Year award. The national award, which recognizes business success, industry leadership and community service,...
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    No ‘Soft Enforcement’ When ELD Enforcement Begins Dec. 17

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Commercial vehicle inspectors will not offer a “soft enforcement” grace period for truckers without electronic logging devices when they begin enforcement of the federal ELD rule Dec. 17. Unless a motor carrier operates under a shorthaul rule exemption, all truckers without an ELD onbo...
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    BMW-Daimler Ride-Hailing Venture Steps Up Uber Challenge

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] FreeNow, the ride-hailing venture owned by Daimler AG and BMW AG, expects to double revenue this year and next in a fresh challenge to Uber Inc. in Europe and Latin America. FreeNow’s so-called gross merchandise volume, which mirrors revenue, is forecast to reach about...
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    Georgia Ports Chief Warns Chinese Tariffs Could Cost State Millions

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] WASHINGTON — The head of the Georgia Ports Authority is warning that the Trump administration’s latest round of proposed Chinese tariffs could take a nearly $18 million bite out of the state’s booming ports. The White House is mulling whether to add ship-to-shore cranes...
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    EPA Seeks Comment for Cleaner Trucks Initiative

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] MARSHALL, Va. — Federal environmental regulators on Jan. 6 announced a call for public input to assist with the development of new guidance for emissions standards targeting commercial vehicles. At a livestock exchange in the western part of Virginia, U.S. Environmental Protectio...
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    VW Denies Report CEO Is Interested in Buying Stake in Tesla

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Volkswagen AG denied a report that its chief executive officer would be interested in buying a stake in Tesla Inc., calling it unfounded speculation. A VW spokesman rejected the report by the German monthly business publication Manager Magazin, which had said VW CEO Herbert...
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    Minnesota Carrier Abruptly Closes Doors, Leaving Workers in the Dark

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] LME trucking in Roseville, Minn., abruptly shut down 30 delivery terminals in several states July 11 after posting a note on its website, a move that left hundreds of workers laid off with no notice and at least some unpaid. The same owners abruptly...
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    Railroads’ PTC Implementation Progressing, FRA Announces

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Rail operators’ implementation of automatic braking technology continues to show progress, federal regulators announced this week. Positive train control systems were in operation on about 50,300 of nearly 58,000 route miles required by Congress as of June 30, according to the Federal ...
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    Wabash Posts Higher Q3 Earnings, Record Revenue

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Wabash National Corp. reported higher earnings and record third-quarter revenue, citing growth in final-mile and commercial trailer products, and higher sales prices. Net income for the period ended Sept. 30 jumped to $25.4 million, or 46 cents per diluted share, compared with $4.6 mil...
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    Fleets, Logistics Firms Mobilize as Dorian Inches Up Coast

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] As Hurricane Dorian continued to creep up the East Coast and terminals shuttered in anticipation, logistics groups launched into action. Dorian took aim at the coasts of North Carolina and South Carolina after buffeting the Bahamas, where it killed at least 20 people. As...
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