Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Meritor Tire Inflation System Available on Vanguard, CIMC Trailers

Meritor Inc. John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Meritor Inc. announced its tire inflation system with ThermALERT is a standard/preferred option on Vanguard dry van and CIMC refrigerated trailers.

Transport Topics
May 18, 2018
Business, Logistics

Supply Chain Survey Shows Job Satisfaction High, but Women Earn Less

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The average salary for supply chain professionals in 2017 was $85,210, and nearly all say they are highly satisfied with their jobs, according to a salary survey by APICS, the association for supply chain management.

Transport Topics
May 18, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Georgia Technical College Unveils Transportation Academy

Albany Technical College

During a recent forum focusing on the region’s workforce, Southern Ag Carriers President Hugh Nall lamented that finding qualified CDL drivers was a difficult task for the company.

May 18, 2018
Government, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Planning Board Wants Virginia to Study Tax Based on Miles Driven

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With the rise of electric and other fuel-efficient vehicles, the state Virginia association of metropolitan planners is asking state Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine to take a look at a new way to pay for roads.

Jordan Pascale | The Virginian-Pilot
May 18, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

US Dashes Hopes for Quick NAFTA Deal Amid ‘Gaping’ Differences

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President Donald Trump’s chief NAFTA negotiator said the United States, Canada and Mexico are “nowhere near close to a deal” to update the region’s 24-year-old free-trade pact as U.S. lawmakers warn that time is almost up to reach a agreement that can pass the current Congress.

Eric Martin Josh Wingrove and Jenny Leonard | Bloomberg News
May 18, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Judge Rejects Fired UPS Manager’s Sex Bias Lawsuit

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A former UPS Inc. manager couldn’t show he was treated differently from similarly situated employees, so a federal judge on May 11 left his sex bias lawsuit at the door.

Porter Wells | Bloomberg News
May 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Trailer Orders Continue to Mount, and So Does Pressure on Trailer Makers

Stoughton trailer manufacturing Trailers on the production line at a Stoughton plant. (Stoughton Trailers via YouTube)

U.S. trailer orders continued to mount in April, tightening the pressure on trailer makers to secure the components and labor needed to boost production amid the rising cost of materials.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 17, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Redwood Logistics Buys Roar’s Phoenix Division

Redwood Logistics purchased the Phoenix-based freight management services division of Roar Logistics to expand its presence in the Southwest. Terms weren’t disclosed.

Transport Topics
May 17, 2018
Business, Logistics

Maersk Shares Plunge as Container Line Underperforms

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A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S reported an unexpected loss after its container line, the world’s biggest, conceded market share and rising costs outpaced freight rates.

Christian Wienberg | Bloomberg News
May 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

FedEx CEO Fred Smith Sees Blockchain as ‘Next Frontier’ for Logistics

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Convinced that blockchain is on the brink of transforming the package-delivery business, FedEx Corp. is testing the technology to track large, higher-value cargo.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
May 16, 2018