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Senate Considers Presidential Nominees for Surface Transportation Board

CSX train TT file photo

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation is one step closer to doubling the number of members who sit on the Surface Transportation Board. The committee convened a hearing April 11 to consider Patrick Fuchs and Michelle Schultz to serve as members of the board.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 11, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Allen Lund, Founder of Freight Brokerage Firm, Dies

Allen Lund, founder of third-party transportation broker Allen Lund Co., died April 7 after recently being diagnosed with cancer. He was 77.

April 11, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

LiveOnWeb Preview: Logistics, Accelerated

Transport Topics Executive Editor Joe Howard previews the April 18 LiveOnWeb program, Logistics Accelerated, which looks at innovation and technology that is shaping the logistics industry.

Transport Topics
April 11, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

Schneider, 8VC Partner to Boost Digital Supply Chain

Schneider truck MoDOT/Flickr

Venture capital firm 8VC and diversified truckload carrier Schneider announced a partnership to leverage technology on trucks to create a pathway to a fully digital supply chain.

Transport Topics
April 11, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Top 50

Replay: LiveOnWeb's 'Logistics, Accelerated'

LiveOnWeb panelists Evan Armstrong, Dan Bearth, Joe Howard, Bob Voltmann Panelists Evan Armstrong, Dan Bearth, Joe Howard, Bob Voltmann

Our April 18 LiveOnWeb program, “Logistics, Accelerated,” focused on how technology and innovation are changing the logistics business. Watch the replay.

Transport Topics
April 10, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Dolly Seeks to Find Niche in Bulk-Moving Sector

Movers Matthew Staver/Bloomberg News

Another firm has joined the competitive same-day delivery space, facing off against major logistics firms as it works to find a niche in moving and delivering bulky, heavy items for retailers and consumers. Seattle-based Dolly recently expanded to serve seven large cities and has teamed with such merchants as Costco Wholesale Corp., Crate & Barrel, Lowe’s Cos. and The Container Store.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 10, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Transcontinental Opens Door to Amazon With Coveris Takeover

Amazon Warehouse TT File Photo

Canada’s biggest printer says its latest deal opens the door to making Amazon.com a customer as the online retail giant tries to break into the fresh food delivery business.

Frederic Tomesco | Bloomberg News
April 10, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

Investors, Fleets Back Video-Based Telematics

SmartDrive camera SmartDrive Systems

A pair of recent events helped underscore the key role video is playing in fleet operations: Lytx, a video telematics provider, received a $700 million capital infusion from private equity firms; and Penske Logistics launched a video-based safety program in 2,800 of its heavy-duty trucks in its North America operations using equipment from SmartDrive Systems.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 10, 2018
Business, Logistics

New Warehouses Needed to Meet E-Commerce Demands, CBRE Study Shows

warehouse Getty Images

The average age of warehouses in the United States is 34 years, making them ill-suited for the demands of e-commerce, according to an analysis by commercial real estate firm CBRE.

Transport Topics
April 9, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50

2018 Top 50 Logistics Companies: XPO Retains Its Place at the Top

XPO Logistics truck in front of company headquarters XPO Logistics

After a string of high-profile acquisitions pushed XPO Logistics to the top of the Transport Topics Logistics 50 list in 2017, the company kept its No. 1 ranking this year by growing its business organically and by effectively cross-selling transportation and logistics services to shippers.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
April 9, 2018

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