Business, Logistics

Unyson Logistics Signs With Big Lots

Hub Group announced last week that one of its divisions it will provide logistics and supply chain management services for national retailer Big Lots.

Transport Topics
February 24, 2009
Business, Logistics, Government

Gas Gains 2.6¢ to $1.944, Lundberg Says

Gasoline’s national average price rose 2.6 cents over the two weeks ended Friday to $1.944 a gallon, according to the latest Lundberg Survey of filling stations released Sunday.

Transport Topics
February 23, 2009
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Trucking Official Asks Congress for Help on Freight Mobility

Congress should focus on better freight mobility as a national goal, a trucking official told a congressional hearing held in Los Angeles Friday.

Transport Topics
February 23, 2009
Editorial, Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Trucking’s Growing Job Losses

Trucking suffered the greatest loss of jobs in history during January, excluding the month of the national drivers’ strike in 1994.

February 19, 2009
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Falls 3.3¢ to $2.186

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

The national average price of diesel fuel fell another 3.3 cents to $2.186 a gallon, while gasoline rose for the sixth time in seven weeks, Energy Department said.

Transport Topics
February 18, 2009
Business, Logistics, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety

National Retail Systems Deploys Clean Trucks to Calif. Ports

National Retail Systems has deployed 115 trucks to comply with the Clean Truck Program requirements set forth by the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the company said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
February 17, 2009
Business, Logistics

Trucking Sheds 24,900 Jobs

The trucking industry lost nearly 25,000 jobs in January, the highest monthly total ever except during a national strike in 1994, according to data from the Department of Labor.

February 16, 2009
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Pacer Reports Loss for 4Q, Year

Dan De Los Monteros for TT

Transportation and third-party logistics firm Pacer International said late Wednesday it took a fourth-quarter loss of $65.1 million, or $1.87 a share, compared with a profit of $20.6 million, or 59 cents, a year earlier.

Transport Topics
February 11, 2009
Business, Technology, Logistics

Norfolk Southern, CN to Share Track, Freight in Midwest

Canadian National Railway and Norfolk Southern Corp. plan to create a “MidAmerica Corridor,” an agreement in which the railroads will share track and carry each other’s shipments in various routes in the Midwest, the railroads announced Tuesday.

Transport Topics
February 11, 2009
Business, Logistics

Expeditors’ 4Q Income Improves

Logistics firm Expeditors International of Washington said its fourth-quarter net income rose 11% to $77.7 million, or 36 cents a share, from $70.1 million, or 32 cents, a year ago.

Transport Topics
February 10, 2009