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South Korean Giant CJ Logistics Buys DSC Logistics

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South Korea’s CJ Logistics will take majority control of Des Plaines, Ill.-based DSC Logistics in a deal expected to close in the third quarter.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
June 11, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Good Salary, Sense of Adventure Drawing New Drivers to Trucking

A student trains with a simulator as part of the Hawkeye Community College CDL program. (Hawkeye Community College via YouTube)

Tom Clark says desk jobs he has worked in the past have involved 50- and 60-hour workweeks, not including daily preparation and commutes. So to him, a job that takes him away from home for large chunks of time isn’t an issue.

Jordan Larimore | The Joplin (Mo.) Globe
June 11, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

West Virginia Turnpike Tolls to Double

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West Virginia’s motorists and visitors traveling across the Mountain State learned June 7 that tolls along the West Virginia Turnpike will double when the year 2019 arrives on their calendars.

Greg Jordan | Bluefield (W. Va.) Daily Telegraph
June 8, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

Driver Turnover Puts Pressure on Large Carriers

Maverick Transportation truck Maverick Transportation said, effective June 17, it would raise the pay of student drivers to 47 cents to 53 cents per mile. (Russ MacNeil)

The rise in freight being carried nationwide led to a rise in truck driver turnover in the first quarter as large trucking firms demanded more qualified drivers to transport goods.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
June 8, 2018
Government, Logistics

Trump Says He’ll Quit NAFTA If New Deal Can’t Be Reached

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U.S. President Donald Trump is renewing his threat to quit NAFTA, after his economic adviser earlier this week said he wouldn’t.

June 8, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

KLLM Announces Another Pay Increase for Drivers

KLLM Transport Services truck (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

KLLM Transport Services will institute another pay hike for company drivers, bringing the increase to 30% in just the past eight months, the Jackson, Miss.-based over-the road carrier announced.

Transport Topics
June 8, 2018
Business, Logistics

As Economy Heats Up, Truck Driver Shortage Burns More Companies

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A strengthening economy has its downsides. Just ask United Natural Foods Inc.

Richard Clough | Bloomberg News
June 8, 2018
Business, Logistics

Institutional Funds Invest in GCT Global Container Terminals

Trucks at Global Container Terminals in Jersey City, N.J. Trucks at Global Container Terminals in Jersey City, N.J. (Associated Press)

IFM Investors and British Columbia Investment Management Corp. became equity investors in GCT Global Container Terminals Inc., an operator of four North American container terminals. IFM acquired a 37.5% holding, and BCI acquired a 25% stake. The value of the investments was not released. The purchases are subject to regulatory approvals.

Transport Topics
June 8, 2018
Government, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Roadcheck Focuses on Fatigued Truck Drivers

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BRANDON, Iowa — Officer Chris Wicklund with the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Enforcement Agency peered into the red Kenworth’s engine, slid under the semitrailer on a mechanic’s creeper and checked the driver’s log book.

Mitchell Schmidt | The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
June 7, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Texas Planning Group Outlines Regional Freight Corridor

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In Texas, Sherman-Denison Metropolitan Planning Organization officials expect to present the draft version of a regional freight corridor plan later this summer.

Michael Hutchins | Herald Democrat (Sherman, Texas)
June 7, 2018

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