Government, Logistics

Not Waiting for Trump, Municipalities Are Funding Infrastructure


State and local government bond sales have tumbled this year, but it’s not because they’ve given up on raising money to fix America’s roads, schools and bridges.

Danielle Moran | Bloomberg News
July 2, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Faster Delivery of Nearly Everything Is the Next Big Thing

Amazon packages David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

NEW YORK — Waiting is so yesterday. Shoppers increasingly want their orders to arrive at their doorsteps as soon as they click a button, whether it’s a hot meal, groceries or a sofa. In response, retailers are betting big on delivery services to drop off packages faster.

Anne D'Innocenzio and David Koenig | Associated Press
June 29, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA, Top 100

OSHA Opens Probe Into Fatal XPO Accident

XPO Logistics

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has opened an investigation into a fatal accident at XPO Logistics in Lockport, N.Y., early June 25.

Tim Fenster | Lockport (N.Y.) Union-Sun & Journal
June 28, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

Autonomous Vehicles Have Ability to Transform Society, Panelists Say

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It’s not just hands-free driving that self-guided cars may bring into reality. Autonomous vehicles could unleash new technological and economic development on a level not seen since the dawn of the space age.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
June 28, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon Enlists Delivery Startups to Help Expand Shipment Volume

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Amazon.com’s ever-expanding retail empire is going to need more workers and vehicles to get millions of packages to shoppers’ doors. To do so, the web retailer is encouraging people to start their own delivery businesses.

Reed Stevenson | Bloomberg News
June 28, 2018
Business, Logistics

Norfolk Southern Hires Ex-Safety Board Leader for Legal Role

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Former Chemical Safety Board Chair Vanessa Sutherland has started a new position as a vice president at Norfolk Southern Corp., the company said.

Sam Pearson | Bloomberg News
June 27, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Massive Logistics Hub Planned Near Dallas as Region’s Industrial Real Estate Market Steams Ahead


Grand Prairie, Texas, will be home to a 401,577-square-foot logistics center by the beginning of 2019, one of many new commercial developments popping up in the western Dallas suburb.

Arren Kimbel-Sannit | The Dallas Morning News
June 27, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Trade War Shows Signs of Impact in US Exports, Durables Data

Alabama State Port Authority

Some economists are detecting signs in data that trade tensions are having an impact on American companies.

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

Louisiana Port Feels Effects of Trump Trade War

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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.

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Transport Topics
June 27, 2018