Logistics
Government, Business, Logistics

Louisiana Port Feels Effects of Trump Trade War

Ben Depp/Bloomberg News

To understand what a trade war means for America, go to the Mississippi. Follow the mud-brown river past Louisiana’s chemical plants, oil refineries, granaries, ports, and the rail networks and highways that spring from its fingers.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
June 27, 2018
Business, Logistics

MonarchFx Launches Fulfillment Systems for Food and Beverage Sector

MonarchFx, a business unit of Tompkins International, announced the launch of its customer-centric fulfillment systems for the food and beverage sector.

Monarch logo

Transport Topics
June 27, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Americold Abandons Plan to Build Warehouse on Maine Waterfront

Americold Realty Trust executives ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. (NYSE)

International cold-storage company Americold has abandoned a plan to build a massive refrigerated warehouse on the Portland, Maine, waterfront.

Peter McGuire | Portland (Maine) Press Herald
June 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Rand McNally’s New Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas Released

Wisconsin road map illustration (Thinkstock)

Mapping company Rand McNally published the 2019 Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas with updates and enhancements on truck-specific routes, weigh station locations, toll systems and more.

Transport Topics
June 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

Uberizing the Truck Industry in United Arab Emirates

Trucks in Dubai Construction site with construction machinery, excavator and trucks in Dubai. (Getty Images)

The idea of TruKKer was born at a dinner table when Gaurav Biswas realized how hard it was to find a suitable truck at the right time at a reasonable cost. He was quick to spot a lucrative gap in the market, and the region’s first and fastest growing truck aggregator was born.

Sandhya D’Mello | Khaleej Times (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
June 25, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

Capitol Agenda for the Week of June 25: The Hours

Livestock hauler Livestock hauler by Washburn WALTR via YouTube

Three U.S. House lawmakers recently unveiled legislation they said would provide common-sense fixes to hours-of-service issues certain truckers are facing. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 25, 2018
Business, Logistics

TravelCenters Plans TA Express Franchises

TravelCenters of America (Hillary Hartley/Flickr)

TravelCenters of America plans to launch this summer TA Express, with smaller outlets offering quicker in-and-out service from its TA and Petro Stopping Centers.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
June 25, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Mnuchin’s Silence Signals His Displeasure With Trump’s Trade War

Kevin C. Downs/New York Daily News/TNS

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is signaling his displeasure with President Donald Trump’s trade war with China by saying nothing at all.

Saleha Mohsin | Bloomberg News
June 22, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

N.Y. Proposes Grant of Up to $21 Million for Inland Port

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — State transportation officials have agreed to provide up to $21 million to transform the DeWitt rail yard owned by CSX Corp. into an intermodal cargo facility to ship containers to and from ocean ports.

June 22, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Roadrunner Pares Losses for Full-Year 2017

Roadrunner Transportation Systems (Roadrunner Transportation Systems via Facebook)

Roadrunner Transportation Systems reported a net loss of $91.2 million for full-year 2017 compared with a loss of $360.3 million in 2016. The diluted loss per share was $2.37 for 2017 compared with a diluted loss per share of $9.40 for 2016.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
June 22, 2018

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