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Opinion: Urbanization’s Effect on the Supply Chain
For the first time in almost 100 years, the rate of urban population growth has outpaced suburban growth. Americans are flocking to urban areas in large numbers — especially younger workers, or millennials, who view city living as a way to reduce commuting time and transportation expenses. At the same time, we are seeing the deindustrialization of center cities and changes to consumers’ lifestyle preferences.

Budget Would Spread Tolls 
Additional tolls throughout the country and encouraging states to raise revenue to pay for highway projects were key proposals in President Donald Trump’s long-awaited infrastructure plan, detailed in a fiscal 2018 budget request for federal agencies that was released last week.

ATA April Tonnage Falls 1.8%; Other Freight Indexes Brighter 
Truck tonnage fell 1.8% year-over-year in April even though fleets generally reported positive conditions for the month, according to the latest monthly data from American Trucking Associations.





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Hub Group to Acquire Estenson Logistics for $306 Million
Hub Group has reached a deal to acquire Estenson Logistics for $306 million, which, if approved, would combine the Nos. 28 and 46 companies, respectively, on the Transport Topics Top 50 list of the largest logistics companies in North America.

Smarter Cars Paving the Way for Robot Vehicles
Advanced driver-assistance features increasingly are embedded in cars you can find parked in dealers’ lots. Luxury makers such as Tesla and Mercedes-Benz began including them a few years ago, but now they have trickled down to many mass-market models, sometimes as options, sometimes standard.


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