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Cardinal Logistics to Lay Off 69 Employees in Virginia on Dec. 2

Cardinal Logistics Management Corp. will lay off 69 employees in Salem, Va., on Dec. 2 because of the “unexpected termination of a major business contract,” according to a filing with the state. Most of the 69 are truck drivers.

October 6, 2017
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Ryder Adds Maintenance Options at Texas Facility

Ryder System

Ryder System Inc. upgraded its maintenance facility in Grapevine, Texas, to service both diesel and advanced fuel vehicles.

Transport Topics
October 6, 2017
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Analysis: To Understand Amazon’s Delivery Ambitions, Consider the Long Game

An Amazon Prime truck delivers an Australian fern to Amazon’s campus for the ceremonial first planting at The Spheres in Seattle. Stephen Brashear/AP Images for Amazon

In the future—and you have to look far ahead when considering the movements of CEO Jeff Bezos—Amazon could expand the services to any merchant selling anything to anyone. This would push it deeper into the territory of UPS and FedEx.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
October 6, 2017
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Editorial

Editorial: Trucking Is a Hot Property

One of the nation’s highest-profile investors has decided that he needs to put some money into trucking, a move based on the assumption the industry is a hotbed of activity right now.

Transport Topics
October 5, 2017
Business, Logistics

Trade Gap Narrows to 11-Month Low as Exports Increase

A container is loaded onto a ship at the Port of Savannah in Savannah, Ga. Ty Wright/Bloomberg News

Improving global demand and a weaker dollar are helping boost U.S. exports, with the trade deficit narrowing to an 11-month low in August, Commerce Department data showed Oct. 5.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
October 5, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon Is Testing Its Own Delivery Service to Rival FedEx and UPS

Amazon.com

Amazon.com Inc. is experimenting with a new delivery service intended to make more products available for free two-day delivery and relieve overcrowding in its warehouses, according to two people familiar with the plan, which will push the online retailer deeper into functions handled by longtime partners UPS Inc. and FedEx Corp

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
October 5, 2017
Business, Logistics

Best Logistics Group Acquires Beverage Hauler East Coast Truck Lines

Best Logistics Group acquired East Coast Truck Lines in Cheraw, S.C., in a deal that expands the company’s trucking services in the South Carolina market.

Terms were not disclosed.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 4, 2017
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Spot Market Activity Still Bustling One Month After Devastation of Harvey, Irma

Utility Trailer flatbed Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.

One month after two devastating hurricanes ripped through Texas and Florida, spot market activity remains hectic across the country, setting records along the way.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 3, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

Australia Expands Use of Caterpillar’s Self-Driving Truck Technology

Caterpillar Inc.

Self-driving truck technology being developed by Caterpillar Inc. at its Tucson, Ariz., division headquarters will soon be used more extensively by iron ore mines in Australia

Gabriela Rico | The Arizona Daily Star
October 3, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

Shippers Discuss ELDs, Intermodal in Cowen Survey

CSX train Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Shippers expect to put more freight on railroads next year as concern persists about how the electronic-logging device mandate will tighten trucking capacity in 2018, according to a Cowen and Co. survey.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 3, 2017

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