Logistics
Business, Logistics

Ryder Expands in Maryland With Completed Acquisition

Ryder truck (Terry Townsend)

Ryder System Inc. has completed the acquisition of all outstanding equity of Metro Truck & Tractor Leasing. Ryder now will operate Metro’s two Maryland facilities in Beltsville and Baltimore, which provide truck leasing, rental and maintenance services to more than 150 customers with a fleet of 900 units.

Transport Topics
June 19, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Truck Tonnage Continues Robust Run, Climbing 7.8% in May

Werner truck (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Truck tonnage rose 7.8% in May compared with a year ago, according to American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted for-hire Truck Tonnage Index. The index was up 0.7% in May compared with April.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

NLRB Rules UPS Illegally Insisted Teamsters Proposal Be Written in English

Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News

UPS Supply Chain Solutions Inc. illegally insisted that a Teamsters union local in Puerto Rico translate its proposal for a collective bargaining agreement from Spanish to English, the National Labor Relations Board ruled.

Lawrence E. Dubé | Bloomberg News
June 19, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Europe Said to Seek WTO Revamp in Face of Trump Trade Challenge

World Trade Organization

European Union leaders plan to push for improvements in the way the World Trade Organization operates, saying it is important to uphold the global commercial order amid “growing” tensions prompted by President Donald Trump’s tariffs.

Jonathan Stearns | Bloomberg News
June 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Investors Bet on the Uber of Brazilian Trucking

CargoX Transportadora

Brazilian truckers still get much of their business off of handwritten placards. he antiquated and inefficient system was ripe, low-hanging fruit to Federico Vega.

David Biller and Christiana Sciaudone | Bloomberg News
June 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Invests $130 Million in Natural Gas Vehicles, Infrastructure

UPS truck driver (AP)

UPS Inc. announced an additional $130 million investment in compressed natural gas vehicles, including 400 semi-tractors and 330 terminal trucks and five more fueling stations — underscoring the company’s role as a major catalyst for wide-scale adoption of natural gas vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

China Vows to Retaliate as Trump Targets $200 Billion in Tariffs

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Trade tensions between the world’s biggest economies intensified, with China vowing to retaliate “forcefully” against President Donald Trump’s threatened tariffs on an additional $200 billion in Chinese imports.

Jenny Leonard and Enda Curran | Bloomberg News
June 19, 2018
Business, Logistics

Bright Light Partners Expands Logistics, Drayage Footprint

Bright Light Partners has expanded the geographic footprint of its logistics and drayage operations, purchasing First Coast and Mile High Logistics, affiliated firms based in Jacksonville, Fla., that claim more than 1,600 drivers at 60 locations primarily serving the Southeast, East Coast, Mid-Atlantic and Gulf Coast.

Transport Topics
June 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

XPO, Nestle Team on UK Distribution Center

Robotic arm at an XPO Logistics facility Robotic arms such as this one will be featured at the UK distribution center. (XPO Logistics)

XPO Logistics has joined with food and drink giant Nestle to create a 638,000-square foot distribution center that will feature robotics and state of the art automation in Leicestershire, United Kingdom. The center is scheduled to be completed in 2020.

Transport Topics
June 18, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Here’s How a US-China Trade War Could Play Out

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President Donald Trump is betting Beijing will blink first in the showdown over tariffs. Such an outcome is far from assured — and it also could take a while.

Jenny Leonard Andrew Mayeda and Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
June 18, 2018

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