Business, Logistics

Penske to Assume Control of Kroger Distribution Center in Texas

Kroger Store Virginia Retail/Flickr

Penske Logistics will officially take over control of a Kroger distribution center in Texas on Dec. 29, the third-party logistics company told Transport Topics.

Transport Topics
December 27, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda: The Best of 2017

Marcia Hale, Eugene Mulero Building America's Future President Marcia Hale with Transport Topics' Eugene Mulero. (Transport Topics via YouTube)

No matter your place on the political spectrum, it is undeniable passage of the Republican-led tax reform measure was a monumental feat. This week we highlight our favorite news items from Capitol Agenda in 2017.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 26, 2017
Business, Logistics

Retailers Balance Post-Holiday Returns Between In-Store and 3PL Options

Returns Gunnar Rathbun/AP Images

In November and December, online shoppers surfed their favorite websites and sent holiday gifts to the front doors of homes nationwide. In January, the last-mile supply chain shifts in reverse as Americans return the items they don’t like.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
December 26, 2017
Business, Logistics

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Helps Kick Off New Dixie Highway Project in Louisville

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, WLKY News Louisville via YouTube

Louisville, Ky., kicked off construction for the New Dixie Highway project Dec. 22 with an event featuring Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 26, 2017
Business, Logistics

Greek Shipper Bets $1 Billion on Fuel Rule Upending World Trade

Capital Maritime & Trading Corp.

A Greek shipowner is predicting new rules for marine fuel will put thousands of the world’s merchant vessels out of business in the next two years, roiling global trade. In fact, he’s wagering $1.1 billion on it.

Firat Kayakiran | Bloomberg News
December 21, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

New Deal Sends Autonomous Caterpillar Trucks to Australia

Caterpillar Inc.

Another fleet of mining trucks will join the growing ranks of machines operating autonomously using Caterpillar Inc. systems in Australia next year, reflecting the company’s push to cement industry partnerships with proprietary technology.

Matt Buedel | Journal Star (Peoria, Ill.)
December 21, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

Analysis: FedEx’s Good News Could Get Big League

A delivery truck stands in front of a FedEx Corp. shipping center in Miami. Scott McIntyre/Bloomberg News

FedEx Corp.’s delivery truck is heading in the right direction, but the turbo-charge from Uncle Sam won’t hurt. The $65 billion company reported earnings after the close of trading on Dec. 20, besting analysts’ quarterly estimates and raising its full-year outlook.

Brooke Sutherland | Bloomberg News
December 21, 2017
Government, Safety, Logistics

Toll-Road Veteran Is N.J. Governor-Elect’s Pick for State Transportation Chief


New Jersey Governor-elect Phil Murphy chose a toll-road veteran to oversee transportation, charging her with fixing a commuter bus and rail system he called “a national disgrace.”

Elise Young | Bloomberg News
December 20, 2017
Business, Logistics

FedEx Profits Grow 11% in Fiscal 2Q, Beating Wall Street Forecasts

FedEx Ground trucks ABC 2 News-WMAR via YouTube

FedEx Corp. reported earnings of $2.84 per diluted share for its second fiscal quarter of 2018 ending Nov. 30, compared with the Bloomberg analyst forecast of $2.76 per diluted share. In last year’s fiscal second quarter FedEx reported earnings of $2.59 per diluted share.

Ari Ashe and Burney Simpson | Staff Reporters
December 19, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Drone Tracking Plan Moves US Delivery by Air Closer to Reality

Claude Paris/AP

>Deliveries by drones took a step closer to being allowed in the U.S. after a federal advisory panel agreed on a framework for allowing law enforcement to routinely track the small devices.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
December 19, 2017