Logistics
Business, Logistics

XPO Hires Christopher Synek as President of North American Transportation Division

Chris Synek XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics has hired Christopher Synek as president of transportation in North America, running the brokerage, expedited trucking, intermodal marketing, drayage and global forwarding businesses.

Transport Topics
July 26, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Cargo Activity at Illinois Airport Jumps 39% as UPS, Amazon Flights Increase

Amazon Plane Chicago Rockford International Airport

More jobs and cash have landed at Chicago Rockford International Airport, where cargo volume is up nearly 40% for the first six months of the year compared with the first half of 2016.

Isaac Guerrero | Rockford (Ill.) Register Star
July 26, 2017
Government, Logistics

This Obscure NAFTA Chapter Could be Canada’s Deal-Breaker Again

Canada and U.S. flags takenbykevin/Flickr

The U.S. confirmed last week that among its top objectives in upcoming negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement — which superseded the FTA in 1994 — is the elimination of the Chapter 19 dispute-resolution mechanism that previous Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney went to such lengths to preserve.

Chris Fournier | Bloomberg News
July 25, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Bill Gates Backs Uber Freight Rival Convoy

Bill Gates Jean-Philippe Riant/Visual/Zuma Press/TNS

As Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos jockey for the designation of world’s wealthiest man, the Seattle billionaires are united behind at least one local venture. They’re both investors in a Convoy Inc., a trucking logistics startup that competes with Uber Technologies Inc.

Dina Bass | Bloomberg News
July 25, 2017
Business, Logistics

Keg Logistics Sold From One Private Equity Firm to Another

Bregal Sagemount has sold its stake in Keg Logistics to Seaport Capital in a deal between middle-market private equity firms.

Transport Topics
July 21, 2017
Business, Logistics

Coyote Logistics to Open Atlanta Office, Add 325 Jobs

Coyote Logistics Coyote Logistics

Coyote Logistics will open a 48,000-square-foot office in northeast Atlanta and create 325 jobs, spending more than $6 million.

Transport Topics
July 21, 2017
Business, Logistics

J.B. Hunt Purchases Special Logistics for $136 Million; Deal to Boost Final-Mile Deliveries

J.B. Hunt logo Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced it will acquire Houston-based Special Logistics Dedicated for $136 million.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
July 21, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

Canadian Pacific Railway Sees End of the Line for Government-Owned Grain Cars

Canada rail yard Roy Luck/Flickr

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. is ready to buy its own grain cars, sidelining 6,000 government-provided ones from the 1970s that are no longer up to the job.

Frederic Tomesco | Bloomberg News
July 20, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Amazon Fulfillment Center Planned Near Cleveland, on Former Mall Site

Amazon warehouse Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News

An Amazon.com fulfillment center could bring more than 1,200 jobs to the long-ailing village of North Randall, Ohio. Across the country, the e-commerce giant is disrupting the traditional retail business and contributing to shopping malls’ struggles. In Northeast Ohio, though, Amazon is literally replacing them. The North Randall project, an 855,000-square-foot building, would occupy approximately 69 acres of the former Randall Park Mall site.

Michelle Jarboe | The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
July 20, 2017
Government, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Leaving NAFTA, Imposing Tariffs Would Drive Up Vehicle Prices, Study Shows

Border-crossing trucks and sign Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg News

While a proposed border adjustment tax on goods including cars and trucks appears to have been pulled off the political stove by House Republicans, the North American Free Trade Agreement is still on a burner.

Jenny King | Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2017

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