Business, Equipment, Logistics

Two Canadian Deals Highlight Continued Consolidation in Trucking

Direct Right Cartage Direct Right Cartage marks Manitoulin Transport's first purchase in the intermodal shipping segment. (Manitoulin Transport)

A consolidation trend among Canadian trucking companies continues, with Manitoulin Transport completing its purchase of intermodal carrier Direct Right Cartage, and Groupe Robert announcing plans to combine its heavy-haul business with QSL Group and Express Mondor.

Daniel P. Bearth | Transport Topics Senior Features Writer
January 17, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

FedEx Beefs Up Unit Led by Founder’s Son to Include Specialty Logistics, E-Commerce

Mark Lennihan/AP

FedEx is expanding the business unit led by its founder’s son by consolidating specialty logistics and e-commerce solutions within FedEx Trade Networks.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
January 17, 2018
Business, Logistics

Amazon Begins to Act as Its Own Freight Broker

Amazon Prime Truck Stephen Brashear/Associated Press for Amazon

Over the past two years Amazon.com Inc. has dabbled in the transportation and logistics industry. But recently, the e-commerce behemoth began to directly broker freight to truck drivers, rather than solely rely upon third-party firms such as C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Transport Topics has learned.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
January 17, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

With Gas Taxes in Peril, More States Study Alternatives

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After more than a decade of watching Oregon and a handful of other states test alternatives to traditional gasoline taxes, more states, with the help of federal money, are now joining the quest.

Daniel C. Vock | Governing
January 16, 2018
Business, Logistics

Peoples Services Buys B&M Storage

Peoples Services expanded its warehouse footprint in the Southeast with the purchase of the assets of Winston-Salem, N.C.-based B&M Storage & Distribution.

Transport Topics
January 16, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

US Chamber of Commerce to Push for Gas Tax Hike for Road and Bridge Upgrades

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will call for increasing the federal gas tax by 25 cents a gallon over the next five years to help pay for rebuilding U.S. roads and bridges as part of its push for a federal infrastructure initiative this year.

Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
January 16, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

NAFTA Trio to Gather in Davos as Negotiations Resume in Canada

Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Mexico's secretary of economy, from left, Chrystia Freeland, Canada's minister of foreign affairs, and Bob Lighthizer, U.S. trade representative. (David Kawai/Bloomberg News)

The three ministers leading negotiations to revamp NAFTA will get two chances for face-to-face talks this month, including one near the slopes of Davos.

Josh Wingrove | Bloomberg News
January 16, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Jan. 16: LiveOnWeb’s 2018 Government Outlook

Transport Topics' Eugene Mulero (left), ATA's Bill Sullivan Transport Topics' Mulero with American Trucking Associations' Sullivan. (LiveOnWeb via YouTube)

Approval of a provision that would clarify meal-and-rest break rules for truckers will be delayed if Congress clears for President Donald Trump this week a short-term funding measure. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 16, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Toledo Port Sees Increase in Cargo Tonnage

Port of Toledo

Rebounding iron ore traffic led a nearly 16% increase in cargo tonnage through the Port of Toledo during 2017, and a port official said this year’s expected groundbreaking for a new iron smelter near the port should boost that cargo further in future years.

David Patch | The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
January 16, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Freight Demand Causing ‘Perfect Storm’ for Ohio Trucking Industry


A stronger economy has helped area shipping and logistics companies grow and increased freight prices and the number of orders for new trucks, a local business owner says.

Thomas Gnau | Daily News (Dayton, Ohio)
January 16, 2018