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Business, Logistics

GlobalTranz Joins Blockchain in Trucking Alliance

GlobalTranz Enterprises Inc. has joined the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance, a group of industry executives and companies dedicated to developing and promoting blockchain technology standards in the logistics and trucking industry.

Transport Topics
November 6, 2017
Business

Polaris Transportation Group Expands Headquarters

Polaris Truck Polaris Transportation Group

Polaris Transportation Group is expanding its head office in Mississauga, Ontario, as it grows to meet demand following its recent acquisition of trucking and warehousing hazmat specialists J.G. Drapeau Ltd. and Commercial Warehousing Ltd.

Transport Topics
November 6, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Nov. 6: Tax Reform Cometh

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The leader of a group representing a large portion of the trucking industry is urging lawmakers to advance a tax reform bill the Republican-led tax-writing House Ways and Means committee will consider for most of this week.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 6, 2017
Business, Fuel, TCA

The 18 Former Employees Charged in the Pilot Flying J Federal Investigation

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Eighteen former employees have been charged in the federal investigation of Pilot Flying J, the family business of Jimmy Haslam. Fourteen have pleaded guilty but have not been sentenced.

John Caniglia | The Cleveland Plain Dealer
November 6, 2017
Government, Business

Unemployment Drops to 4.1%, Trucking Employment Flat

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The unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage point in October to 4.1%, the lowest level since December 2000, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
November 6, 2017
Business

Port Everglades Sets Record for Cargo Volumes

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Florida’s Port Everglades set a record for containerized cargo volumes for fiscal 2017 ending Sept. 30, reporting 1,076,893 TEUs, the standard 20-foot-equivalent container units, a 4% increase from fiscal 2016.

Transport Topics
November 6, 2017
Business

DHL Supply Chain, ExxonMobil Partner on New Texas Logistics Center

DHL Supply Chain cut the ribbon, along with ExxonMobil Global Services, on a 160,000-square-foot center in Baytown, Texas, that will serve as a regional distribution center for the maintenance, repair and operations for six refineries and chemical plants in the Lone Star state.

Transport Topics
November 6, 2017
Business, Fuel, TCA

John Verble, the Informant Who Helped Sack Jimmy Haslam’s Family Business, Pilot Flying J

Danny Johnston/AP

For more than a year, the informant met secretly with FBI agents. He repeatedly slid into a dark sedan with tinted windows, sharing a narrative that would rock the family business of Cleveland Browns’ owner Jimmy Haslam.

John Caniglia | The Cleveland Plain Dealer
November 6, 2017
Business, Equipment

Strick Adds Production Line for Custom Trailers

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Strick Trailers announced the expansion of its manufacturing facility in Monroe, Ind., adding a 44,000-square-foot production line dedicated to its custom trailer business.

Transport Topics
November 6, 2017
Business, Fuel, TCA

Jurors in Pilot Flying J Criminal Trial to Hear How Sales Team Veered Into Corruption

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Jurors in a Chattanooga courtroom will be going inside what the nation’s largest diesel fuel retailer concedes was a corrupt sales division where fraud was taught and celebrated.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
November 6, 2017

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