Logistics
Government, Technology, Logistics, TCA

High-Tech Sensors Will Alert Truckers of Open Spaces at Florida Rest Stop

Beth Oliver/Flickr

Keith Mullin felt lucky he found a space to park his truck Oct. 6 at an Interstate 4 rest area in Longwood, Fla., after a 20-hour trip from central Wisconsin.

Martin E. Comas | Orlando Sentinel
October 10, 2017
Business, Logistics

FBI Group Acquires Third Canadian Freight Brokerage Firm

The FBI Group

Freight Brokers International Corp., a freight brokerage firm in Vaughan, Ontario, that goes by the name The FBI Group, has agreed to acquire another brokerage firm, Consolidated Carriers, based in Markham, Ontario.

Transport Topics
October 10, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

UPS Starting Negotiations on Massive Teamsters Contracts

Chuck Kennedy/KRT

UPS says it has started contract talks with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters on new collective bargaining agreements covering 250,000 workers.

Kelly Yamanouchi | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 10, 2017
Government, Logistics

Lawmakers Seek Industry Input on Infrastructure Plan

A contractor stands on a cherry picker to work on steel beams during highway construction between U.S. Route 23 and U.S. Route 52 near Portsmouth, Ohio. Ty Wright/Bloomberg News

Missouri’s chief of transportation will join manufacturing and construction executives to share their perspective with House lawmakers this week about infrastructure projects in need of funding.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 10, 2017
Business, Logistics

Flexport Raises $110 Million to Fund Expansion

Flexport has raised $110 million in funding to “double down” on its web-based business model for freight forwarding.

Transport Topics
October 10, 2017
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Ports of Seattle, Tacoma Face Chassis Shortage

Port of Tacoma Port of Tacoma

Truck drivers are facing a shortage of chassis to haul 40- and 45-foot containers from the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, according to The Northwest Seaport Alliance.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 9, 2017
Business, Logistics

Belgian Mail Carrier Bpost to Buy Amazon Rival Radial for $820 Million

Radial fulfillment center in Louisville, Ky. Radial fulfillment center in Louisville, Ky., by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Bpost SA, the European mail carrier controlled by the Belgian state, agreed to buy former eBay Inc. enterprise unit Radial to bolster its U.S. delivery services.

Robert Fenner | Bloomberg News
October 9, 2017
Business, Logistics

TMC Workforce Expands Supply Chain Business With Purchase of Summitline Industries

TMC Workforce Solutions, a national staffing and recruiting firm based in Houston, announced it has acquired Summitline Industries in Fort Wayne, Ind., as part of an effort to expand its supply chain support business.

Transport Topics
October 9, 2017
Government, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

California Republicans Spot Political Opportunity in Fight for Repeal of New Gas, Diesel Tax

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Just weeks before it takes effect, California’s new gas tax increase is again under attack, with Republicans mounting a growing campaign against the higher levies.

Patrick McGreevy and Christine Mai-Duc | Los Angeles Times
October 9, 2017
Government, Logistics

Joint US-Mexican Truck Inspections to Speed Up Trade at Otay Mesa Border Crossing

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection official directs trucks heading from the United States to Mexico at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry. Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg News

A maddeningly slow inspection process that can make crossing the border an ordeal lasting as long as six hours for trucks carrying cargo from Tijuana to San Diego soon could be dramatically speeded up.

Sandra Dibble | The San Diego Union-Tribune
October 9, 2017

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