Here is a look at what is happening in the world of transportation this morning:
• J.B. Hunt Transport Services exceeded analysts’ expectations, posting a 34% increase in profit in its first quarter despite West Coast port problems, The Wall Street Journal reported.
• The American Trucking Association urges motorists to stay off their cell phones as part of National Distracted Driving Month, according to Consumer Electronics Net.
• Logistics has become a ‘booming business’ for Georgia’s economy, according to a report in Business in Savannah.
• CSA citations for commercial driver-fitness violations are on the decline, according to Transport Topics.
• Free coffee returns to rest stops along Washington state highways after signs for free coffee were removed in 2012, according to MyNorthwest.com.
• Actor Sylvester Stallone is following in the footsteps of Jean-Claude Van Damme’s successful Volvo Trucks commercial with one of his own, driving a bread delivery truck. See the commercial at NDTVAuto.
• One county in Michigan is so desperate to upgrade its snow plow fleet that it is looking for help in buying used state equipment. A new bill introduced in the state senate may give the county a chance to make first bids on auction equipment, says the Great Lakes Echo.