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Editorial: Earth Day Salute to Cleaner Trucks
The launch of the Nikola Two tractor just days ahead of Earth Day — April 22 — was a fitting and, perhaps, deliberate gesture by the company to spotlight the trucking industry’s progress in improving its level of environmental responsibility.

POSTED APRIL 17, 2019 7:15 PM
CSX Reports Record 1Q Results on Strong Volume Growth
CSX reported record first-quarter financial results April 16, thanks in part to the Jacksonville, Fla.-based railroad’s increases in freight delivery and lower operating costs.

POSTED APRIL 17, 2019 7:00 PM
Transport Topics Wins Eight Regional Azbee Awards
WASHINGTON — Transport Topics collected honors in eight categories, including a gold award for its coverage of the 2018 Management Conference & Exhibition, as the American Society of Business Publication Editors handed out its 2019 Mid-Atlantic Azbee Awards on April 17.

POSTED APRIL 17, 2019 5:30 PM
Army Corps of Engineers Takes Heat in Wake of Missouri River Flooding
GLENWOOD, Iowa — The federal agency that manages dams along the Missouri River received stern criticism from several U.S. senators April 17 during a hearing held to examine the massive spring flooding that caused more than $3 billion in damage in the Midwest.

POSTED APRIL 17, 2019 5:30 PM
Amazon Is Said to Prepare Closing of Chinese E-Commerce Store
Amazon.com is preparing to close a Chinese online store that caters to mainland consumers, according to sources familiar with the matter.

POSTED APRIL 17, 2019 5:15 PM
Growth Continues, but Risk of Recession Looms Larger, Economist Says
ORLANDO, Fla. — Freight brokerage and third-party logistics firms can expect another year of positive business growth before facing an increased threat of recession, according to economist Noel Perry.

POSTED APRIL 17, 2019 5:00 PM
Trade Gap Narrows to Eight-Month Low on Plane Exports
The U.S. trade deficit unexpectedly narrowed to an eight-month low in February on a surge in civilian aircraft exports, which may come under pressure after the grounding of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max planes.

POSTED APRIL 17, 2019 3:45 PM
Toyota Sees Electric Cars ‘Down the Road,’ but Future is Now for VW
Toyota Motor Corp. may have kicked off the green-car movement with its Prius hybrid more than 20 years ago, but the company is not nearly as bullish as rivals about the American consumer embracing EVs.

POSTED APRIL 17, 2019 3:30 PM
FMCSA Grants Ag Haulers a Five-Year Exemption Permitting New Cargo Securement Techniques
Federal regulators have granted a five-year exemption to the Agricultural & Food Transporters Conference of American Trucking Associations, clearing a variety of alternative methods to secure agricultural commodities grouped into large singular units.

POSTED APRIL 17, 2019 2:45 PM
Ford Sees $1 Billion Boon From One Truck Plant Transformation
Ford Motor Co. predicted an earnings boon from converting just one car plant to make trucks and also SUVs. And the automaker said that factory is just the first of many that will pump out more profit.

POSTED APRIL 17, 2019 2:00 PM

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