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Change-of-Address Scam Moved UPS Corporate Headquarters to Tiny Chicago Apartment, Feds Say

Mike Blake/Reuters

The timeworn apartment building in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood hardly looks like the corporate headquarters of one of the world’s largest shipping companies. But for a few recent months, that’s essentially what it became — at least as far as the U.S. Postal Service was concerned.

April 23, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Southern Indiana Trucking Companies Battling ‘Catastrophic’ Driver Shortage

Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg News

It’s just a paved lot now, but soon, one 16-acre property in River Ridge, Ind., will be the home of a comprehensive over-the-road truck driving school for Mister “P” Express, Inc.

Danielle Grady | The Evening News and The Tribune (Jeffersonville, Ind.)
April 23, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Alliance Airport in Texas Expands Runways to Attract More Cargo Firms

Fort Worth Alliance Airport

The long-awaited extension of two runways at Alliance Airport is complete, clearing the way for the north Fort Worth’s privately run cargo airfield to expand its services to include companies wishing to ship freight as far away as Europe.

Gordon Dickson | Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram
April 23, 2018
Business, Logistics

Canadian National Railway Interim CEO Speeds Spending in Rush to Ease Congestion

Nile Livesey/Flickr

Canadian National Railway Co.’s new boss is moving quickly to overcome service shortcomings that have curtailed profit and angered customers.

Frederic Tomesco | Bloomberg News
April 23, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of April 23: Denham Amendment

Rep. Jeff Denham U.S. Representative Jeff Denham via YouTube

Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) and Democrats Reps. Henry Cuellar of Texas, and Jim Costa of California, are seeking consideration on the House floor for an amendment that aims to clarify regulations related to motor carriers in a 1994 aviation policy law.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 23, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Lineage Expands Texas Warehouse

Lineage Logistics warehouse The U.S. Growers Cold Storage in Ventura, Calif., is one of eight warehouses purchased by Lineage Logistics in December. (Stellar.net)

Lineage Logistics recently began the expansion of its Sunnyvale, Texas, warehousing and distribution center, adding 94,000 square feet to the existing 311,885-square-foot facility.

Transport Topics
April 23, 2018
Business, Logistics

Ocean Carrier CMA CGM Group to Buy 25% Stake in Ceva Logistics

Ceva Logistics

Ceva Logistics is getting a major new shareholder to go along with a planned initial public stock offering of stock.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
April 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

XPO Logistics Announces May Launch of Google Home, Amazon Echo for Last-Mile Delivery

Amazon Echo Amazon Echo by Elaine Thompson/AP

XPO Logistics announced beginning in May customers will be able to track deliveries using Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant personal assistant technologies.

Transport Topics
April 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Where’s That Shipment? Shippers Demand Precise Load Tracking to Improve Supply Chain Operations

Descartes Systems Group load-tracking technology Load-tracking technology photo by Descartes Systems Group

Shippers are demanding more precise information about the location and status of their shipments, and transportation and logistics providers said they are using multiple load-tracking platforms to collect and share that information.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
April 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Load Boards Evolve

Perry and Hutto of Truckstop.com Truckstop.com's Perry (left) and Hutto debut the load board operator's spot-market rate forecasting service, which the company launched last fall. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

Load boards have changed a lot from their humble beginnings about 40 years ago. Long gone are written notes tacked up on truck stop bulletin boards to help drivers find freight, or using telephones at truck stop restaurant tables and paying expensive long-distance rates to get loads lined up.

Evan Lockridge | Special to Transport Topics
April 20, 2018

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