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Transportation Road and Rail

  • LESTERVILLE, S.D.— The National Transportation Safety Board has determined a broken rail probably caused the derailment of a train carrying ethanol two years ago in South Dakota. The NTSB report says BNSF Railway's decision to defer track maintenance and operate trains carrying flammable cargo likely caused the derailment and fire that cause more than $1...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba/ MONTREAL, Nov 17- Canadian National Railway Co plans to extend a major hiring spree into next year as Canada's biggest freight railroad scrambles to handle surging shipments and fill vacancies, a company official said on Friday. The 5,500 new hires in Canada and the United States would represent nearly one-quarter of CN's workforce, and...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba/ MONTREAL, Nov 17- Canadian National Railway Co plans to extend a major hiring spree into next year as Canada's biggest freight railroad scrambles to catch up with surging shipments and fill vacancies, a company official said on Friday. The 5,500 new hires in Canada and the United States represent nearly one-quarter of CN's total workforce,...

  • Wal-Mart said it plans to order a total of 15 Tesla trucks, five for the United States and ten for Canada. The company operates a fleet of about 6,000 trucks in the United States. JB Hunt Transport Inc was the first major U.S. trucking company to announce an order for Tesla's new "Semi" electric trucks, saying it had reserved multiple vehicles for use on the U.S. West...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba/ MONTREAL, Nov 17- Canadian National Railway Co plans to extend its biggest hiring blitz in three years into 2018, as it scrambles to catch up with surging shipments and fill vacancies, a vice-president with Canada's biggest freight railroad said on Friday.

  • Hunt Transport Services Inc said on Friday they will order Tesla Inc's electric semi trucks, boosting the Silicon Valley automaker's effort to expand its reach beyond luxury cars and solar energy systems. Walmart plans to order a total of 15 Tesla trucks, five for the United States and ten for Canada. Separately, J.B. Hunt was the first major U.S. trucking company...

  • Hunt Transport Services Inc was the first major U.S. trucking company to back Tesla Inc's new "Semi" electric trucks on Friday, saying it had reserved multiple vehicles for use on the U.S. West Coast. Shares of J.B. Hunt were down 1.8 percent while Tesla shares were up 1.7 percent in early trading in New York. In a showy launch on Thursday, Tesla chief Elon Musk said the...

  • Nov 17- U.S. trucking company J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc has placed a reservation for Tesla Inc's Semi trucks, Hunt said in a statement on Friday. It said on Thursday that trucks could be reserved for $5,000 each.

  • HAWTHORNE, Calif., Nov 16- Tesla Inc upstaged its own debut of an electric heavy duty truck on Thursday when a red Roadster pulled out of the big rig's trailer and Chief Executive Elon Musk said the new $200,000 sports car would be the fastest production car ever. "Youll be able to travel from LA to San Francisco, and back, at highway speed without recharging.

  • HAWTHORNE, Calif., Nov 16- Tesla Inc upstaged its own debut of an electric heavy duty truck when a red Roadster pulled out of the big rig's trailer and Chief Executive Elon Musk said the new $200,000 sports car would be the fastest production car ever. The Thursday unveiling of two products, including the unexpected Roadster, drew roars of applause from a selected...

  • DETROIT— After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs— and, more recently, solar panels— Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, said in a statement Friday that it has pre-ordered five Tesla units in its Walmart U.S. division and 10 units at Walmart Canada. And Arkansas trucking company J.B....

  • HAWTHORNE, Calif., Nov 16- Tesla Inc on Thursday unveiled a prototype electric big-rig truck that it will start producing in 2019, throwing itself into a new market even as it struggles to roll out an affordable sedan on which the company's future depends. Chief Executive Elon Musk unveiled the big rig, dubbed the Tesla Semi, by riding the truck into an airport...

  • HAWTHORNE, Calif., Nov 16- Tesla Inc on Thursday unveiled a prototype electric big-rig truck, throwing itself into a new market even as it struggles to roll out an affordable sedan on which the company's future depends. Chief Executive Elon Musk unveiled the big rig, dubbed the Tesla Semi, by riding the truck into an airport hangar near Los Angeles in front of an...

  • DETROIT— After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs— and, more recently, solar panels— Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks. It's also ramping up production of solar panels after buying Solar City Corp. last year. Musk has said Tesla is also working on a pickup truck and a lower-cost SUV and negotiating a new factory in China.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 16- Tesla Inc on Thursday will unveil a prototype electric big-rig truck, which may be able to drive itself, throwing the company into a new market even as it struggles to roll out an affordable sedan central to the company's future. Chief Executive Elon Musk has described electric trucks as Tesla's next effort to move the economy away from...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 16- Tesla Inc on Thursday will unveil a prototype electric big-rig truck, which may be able to drive itself, throwing the company into a new market even as it struggles to roll out an affordable sedan which is central to the company's future. Chief Executive Elon Musk has described electric trucks as Tesla's next effort to move the economy away...

  • SEATTLE, Nov 15- The tightest U.S. labor market this century is putting pressure on margins for freight haulers and warehouse operators as they bid for hundreds of thousands of workers to move packages during the peak holiday period. Cowen& Co analyst Jason Seidl said solid freight demand should push truck contract prices higher, but earnings for the next few...

  • Tesla Inc. plans to unveil a semi tractor-trailer this week, its first foray into trucking after more than a decade of making cars and SUVs. Truck rental company Ryder just added 125 all-electric vans made by California startup Chanje to its fleet. Delivery companies, mail services and utilities will be among the biggest purchasers, and most of the growth will...

  • The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has proposed eliminating the provision that allows Mexican trucks to move more easily into the United States, and vice versa, and instead reverting to rules established by Congress, which would likely be more restrictive on Mexican trucks. President Donald Trump has criticized NAFTA for draining U.S. manufacturing...

  • MONTREAL/ CALGARY, Alberta, Nov 14- Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd sees shipments of crude by rail "coming alive a little bit," Chief Marketing Officer John Brooks said on Tuesday, signaling a pickup in a business that had been hurt by low energy prices and competition from pipelines. TransCanada Corp's in October scrapped its $12 billion Energy East pipeline that...