Uber Technologies Inc. CEO Travis Kalanick told staff he plans to take a leave of absence, without disclosing a return date. The company will strip him of some duties and appoint an independent chair to limit his influence after a slew of scandals, according to an advance copy of a report prepared for the board.
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Roadrunner Freight President Grant Crawford is leaving his job running the less-than-truckload division of Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc., the carrier announced June 12.
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As Jacksonville, Fla., faces a monumental decision about how to pay for one of the most expensive public works projects in city history, a retired CSX executive has emerged as an unlikely source of do-it-yourself research calling into question the bedrock assumptions the Jacksonville Port Authority uses to justify deepening the St. Johns River.
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The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s request for a rejection of a federal rule requiring electronic logging devices will not be heard by the Supreme Court, the court announced on June 12.
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Japanese ocean carriers Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. have announced an alliance, effective in 2018.
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The Northwest Seaport Alliance green-lighted a $52 million purchase of four Neopanamax gantry cranes to go to the Husky Terminal at the Port of Tacoma.
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While legislative leaders and New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu continue to try and resolve a two-year state budget, bipartisan consensus has been reached on making significant improvements to the state’s ailing infrastructure.
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In need of potential drivers, employers such as CRST International and Don Hummer Trucking supply Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with equipment and often send recruiters to the course’s later sessions in search of prospective employees.
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Penske Truck Leasing opened a new location in Windsor, Ontario, that is less than five minutes from the Ambassador Bridge to Detroit and offers full-service truck leasing, consumer and commercial truck rental and contract truck fleet maintenance services, the company said.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is accelerating construction on New York bridges and tunnels so the work is complete before Amtrak begins emergency repairs at Pennsylvania Station in July.
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Mentor, a Siemens business, has announced that Navistar Inc. is delivering “significantly improved service” to its customers using technology from the Capital software suite. Navistar’s commercial vehicles include both heavy trucks and buses.
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The Port of Anchorage is among the major infrastructure projects in need of federal assistance that Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (I) highlighted in a recent memo to the Trump administration.
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The U.S. average retail price of diesel dropped 4 cents to $2.524 a gallon, while crude oil prices remained below $47 a barrel.
In 2014, railcar space was prime real estate that was high in demand. A conglomerate of factors had come together to bottleneck North Dakota rail shipments.
Received a large package from Amazon recently? A television or a toaster oven, perhaps? There's a chance it stopped in Romeoville, Ill., on its way to your front door.
The environmental review process for construction projects would be streamlined under a long-term infrastructure proposal President Trump touted at the U.S. Department of Transportation on June 9.
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Philly Shipyard announced June 8 that it will build up to four new containerships and is in “advanced discussions” to create a new cargo shipping line to provide transpacific service between the West Coast and Hawaii.
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Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. is planning to build an 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center on the former Pratt & Whitney site in North Haven, Conn., Gov. Dannel Malloy announced June 8. The move is expected to add 1,800 jobs.
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A unique ranking of the third-party logistics companies in North America includes listings of the largest freight brokerage firms, freight forwarders, warehouse operators and dedicated contract carriage service providers.
A strategic plan unveiled late last month provides the framework for creation of an integrated system transporting goods in a four-county region in Florida, including Gulf.