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Local trucking company was bought. Here is why that matters [The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.)]

July 21–Tacoma’s Interstate Distributor Co. was sold earlier this month to Heartland Express, which is based in North Liberty, Iowa. Unless you work for either trucking company, that news probably doesn’t resonate with you. But consider the following issues. Collectively, they can affect your back-to-school or holiday shopping sprees, as the industry struggles to retain

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Plan calls for L.A., Long Beach ports to go to zero-emissions technology; cost could hit $14 billion [Los Angeles Times]

July 19–The nation’s largest port complex will seek to slash air pollution and health risks to Southern Californians by replacing diesel trucks and cargo equipment with zero-emissions technology over the next two decades, according to a plan released Wednesday. The Long Beach and Los Angeles ports’ Clean Air Action Plan aims to further reduce health-damaging

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