Business, Logistics

The Jordan Co. Embarks on Logistics Buying Spree

Cold Warehouse Shutterstock

The summer has brought heat to mergers and acquisitions in the logistics sector, led by private equity firm The Jordan Co. moving aggressively to gather several firms under its umbrella.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Shippers Opt for Collaboration to Strengthen Supply Chains, TMSA Panelists Say

TMSA Shipper Panel Troy Turner (left), Scott Grady, Vivek Syania and Dick Metzler. (Deb Schroeder Photography)

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Shippers are looking for collaborative transportation partners willing to understand their specific business challenges and work toward solving their current and future needs, a panel of experts said at a sales and marketing conference June 12.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
June 18, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

RoadSigns podcast

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Transport Topics' new podcast: RoadSigns. Our debut episode focuses on how the trucking industry’s steady and ongoing development of autonomous technology may someday affect truck drivers. Click to listen!

Transport Topics
June 11, 2018
Government, Business, Editorial

Guest Editorial: A Clear Message on Hours-of-Service Reform

From ATA President and CEO Chris Spear: There’s a growing chorus to address federal hours-of-service rules, and American Trucking Associations is actively shaping the debate.

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
June 18, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Stormy Sailing Expected When Cargo Ship Fuel Standard Changes

Hapag-Lloyd AG

A surge in demand is coming for diesel and related fuels as shipping companies close in on a deadline to reduce sulfur emissions.

Alan Kovski | Bloomberg News
June 15, 2018
Business, Equipment

Norway Post Office Sues Truck Makers for Price-Fixing Cartel

Paul O'Driscoll/Bloomberg News

The Norwegian postal service sued truck makers involved in a long-running price-fixing cartel, adding a new challenge to companies including Daimler AG, Paccar Inc.’s DAF and AB Volvo after they paid the European Union’s record fine for the scheme.

June 15, 2018

Bendix Facility in Mexico Reaches Milestone

Bendix sign (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The Acuña, Mexico, manufacturing operation of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake is celebrating a 30-year milestone, with Bendix having opened the first of its current four plants there in 1988. The fourth facility, a logistics center, joined the operation last fall.

Transport Topics
June 15, 2018

J&R Schugel Buys Super Service

Carrier J&R Schugel Trucking Inc. purchased Super Service, a dry-van truckload carrier that provides regional hauling, dedicated trucking and logistics services primarily east of the Mississippi River.

Transport Topics
June 15, 2018
Business, Fuel

Natso Launches Alternative Fuels Council

Truck stop at night (Bobbi Vie/Flickr)

Natso Inc. has launched a new business venture known as the Alternative Fuels Council to help fuel retailers leverage the resources necessary to learn about and incorporate alternative fuels into their supply offerings.

Transport Topics
June 15, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

In Prelude to Trade War, US Details Tariffs on $50 Billion of Chinese Goods

From left, China's President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands on November 9, 2017, during a meeting outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (Artyom Ivanov/Tass/Abaca Press/TNS)

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration, rekindling its simmering trade war with China, issued a list of $50 billion of Chinese imports June 15 that would be subject to hefty tariffs.

Don Lee and Jim Puzzanghera | Tribune Washington Bureau
June 15, 2018
Business, Safety

Maryland State Truck Driving Championships

Photo coverage of winners and scenes from the 2018 Maryland Truck Driving Championships June 2 in Timonium, Md. (Photos courtesy of the Maryland Motor Truck Association)

Transport Topics
June 15, 2018