Amazon adding 2,000 new jobs in Ruskin and Lakeland

By Justine Griffin, Tampa Bay Times Published: August 3, 2015 Amazon dramatically increased its footprint in Central Florida on Monday by confirming that it will hire 2,000 people at its distribution centers in Ruskin and Lakeland, nearly doubling its workforce as it continues to reshape the way people shop. The online retailer already employs more than

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Bed maker will open new Pasco Plant

By: Business Observer July 30, 2015 SPRING HILL — A new manufacturing facility in Pasco County is expected to bring nearly 125 new jobs to the area. Leggett & Platt, a Carthage, Mo.-based manufacturer, says it will open a plant in 80,000 square feet of space it owns at 15800 Hudson Ave. It will assemble adjustable

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Driverless truck corridor from Mexico to Manitoba proposed

By: Clare Clancy Last Updated: May 26, 2015   Trucks hauling cargo from Canada through the United States to Mexico and back navigate border crossings without the need for passports, visas or even a driver to steer them. It’s an idea that’s not too far-fetched, says a group that met in North Dakota last week. Marlo Anderson

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New Technology Could Better Detect Dangerous Materials at U.S. Ports

By: Joel N. Shurkin, Contributor April 23, 2015 (Inside Science) — It is the stuff of scientists’ nightmares and science fiction writers’ plot points: a nuclear weapon is slipped into the U.S. on a cargo ship and detonates, destroying an American seaport and killing a million people. Indeed, in the movie version of Tom Clancy’s

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Project Updates

In late 2014, the freight roadway network and freight activity centers were evaluated and refined to ensure that the freight transportation system supports truck travel patterns and remains consistent with local government truck route ordinances. A number of FAC streets were added to the freight network. Click here to view the updated freight network maps.

The Freight Roadway Design Considerations draft document is now available for download.

In 2014, four White Papers were produced that cover a range of topics including optimizing freight movements, truck parking, performance measures, and impacts of delay on productivity.

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