US Home Resales Ease as Lean Inventory Drives Prices Higher

Home sales signs in Seattle A McLin/Flickr

A slowdown in sales of previously owned U.S. homes shows how lean inventories are keeping prices elevated and limiting purchasing options, National Association of Realtors data showed July 24.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
July 25, 2017

Werner Enterprises Profits Jump 27% On Strong Truckload Performance

A Werner truck in St. Louis John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Werner Enterprises Inc. scored a rare win for the truckload industry as profits increased 27% in the second quarter, easily surpassing the growth in the consensus forecast of industry analysts.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
July 24, 2017

Swift Posts Decline in Profits, Freight Revenue for Second Quarter

Truck David B./Flickr

Swift Transportation Co., North America’s largest truckload carrier, saw its profits and freight revenue decrease during the second quarter compared with the same time in 2016.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
July 24, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

House Panel Approves Self-Driving Measure That Pre-empts State Regulations

Daimler Future Truck Daimler's Future Truck, an autonomous vehicle, or AV. (Daimler AG)

The U.S. House Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection unanimously approved a legislative markup July 19 to advance self-driving vehicle technology. Navigating the autonomous vehicle landscape has been difficult because of the traditional boundaries it breaks.

Ryan McCauley | Government Technology
July 24, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

Government Watchdog Criticizes FMCSA’s Information Technology Systems

GAO headquarters kafka4prez/Flickr

A government watchdog has issued a searing review of some of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s most critical information technology systems used to monitor the safety of motor carriers.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 24, 2017
Government, Business

IMF Sees US Fading as Global Growth Engine

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The world is leaning less on its biggest economy to sustain the global recovery, according to the International Monetary Fund.

Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
July 24, 2017
Government, Business

With Two Industrial Parks on the Horizon, Illinois County Hopes to Adopt Freight Plan

With proposals for two large scale industrial parks in the works — in Crete, Ill. and Elwood, Ill. — Will County officials say they hope their soon-to-be-adopted Community Friendly Freight Mobility Plan will help local leaders minimize the impacts of these sizable projects.

Susan DeMar Lafferty | The Daily Southtown (Tinley Park, Ill.)
July 24, 2017
Government, Business

Port Panama City Moves Forward on New East Terminal

Panama City Port Panama City Port Authority

The Panama City Port Authority on July 20 moved forward with plans for its new East Terminal.

By John Henderson | The News Herald (Panama City, Fla.)
July 24, 2017
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Production Hits 19-Month High

Production TT File Photo

North American Class 8 production reached a 19-month high in June after stronger orders earlier this year, according to ACT Research Co.

Transport Topics
July 24, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Powering Up: Fleets Investing in In-Cab Power for Driver Medical Devices

Schneider driver and his CPAP A Schneider driver shows off a machine he uses to treat sleep apnea. (Mike Roemer)

Over the past five years, Martin Singh, vice president of maintenance and procurement at Trans-System Inc., has seen an increase in the number of drivers in the industry being treated for sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that causes brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. Those drivers rely on continuous positive airway pressure machines, called CPAPs, that connect to a pump and provide positive flow of air into nasal passages to keep the airway open.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
July 24, 2017