Government, Business, Logistics

UPS Gets $2.4 Million in Incentives for $41 Million Expansion Project in Texas

UPS Inc.

UPS Inc. wants to build a $41 million expansion to its El Paso, Texas, facility, and it plans to do so with more than $2 million in incentives from the city and the county.

Elida S. Perez | El Paso (Texas) Times
February 7, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Virginia Could Allow Trucks Up to 11,000 Pounds Heavier Than It Does Now

Tom Saunders, VDOT

Trucks traveling Virginia’s roads could get about 10,000 pounds heavier if legislation gets the OK from the General Assembly.

Katherine Hafner | The Virginian-Pilot
February 7, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Survey: US Manufacturers Say Autonomous Trucks Could Cut Costs

Daimler Future Truck 2025 Autonomous vehicles, such as Daimler's Future Truck 2025, could provide substantial cost savings over the next decade if aggressively adopted for longhaul trucking, U.S. manufacturers say. (Daimler AG)

Manufacturers could save nearly 30% of their total transportation costs through 2040 if autonomous, longhaul trucking is aggressively adopted, according to an analysis of a new survey of U.S. manufacturers by PwC and the Manufacturing Institute.

Transport Topics
February 6, 2018
Business, Safety, Logistics

Amtrak Crash Adds to CSX’s Rising Accident Toll

The site of the Feb. 4 train crash between an Amtrak train and a CSX freight train, in Cayce, S.C. ( AP Photo/Jeff Blake)

A fatal crash of Amtrak and CSX Inc. trains Feb. 4 raises concerns about whether the freight railroad’s massive operations overhaul might have compromised safety and contributed to a rise in accidents.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
February 5, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

BNSF Joins Group Aiming to Use Blockchain in Freight

Ron Kroetz/Flickr

BNSF Railway, which is owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., said Feb. 5 that it has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance, a group of more than 200 freight and logistics companies that are exploring how to use the digital-ledger technology in their industry.

Transport Topics
February 5, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

UPS Orders 14 More Boeing 747s

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The famed Boeing Co. 747 airplane now has a slightly longer lease on life — at least in the cargo transport industry.

Samantha Masunaga | Los Angeles Times
February 5, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Washington Town Undertakes $52 Million Road Project to Ease Truck Traffic


UNION GAP, Wash. — On a daily average, 3,400 trucks hauling freight travel along Main Street and Valley Mall Boulevard in Union Gap, Wash., just to access Interstate 82.

Phil Ferolito | Yakima (Wash.) Herald-Republic
February 5, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Universal Logistics Buys Fore Transportation, Expands in Chicago Market

Universal Logistics truck Universal Logistics Holdings Inc.

Universal Logistics Holdings Inc. has acquired intermodal carrier Fore Transportation Inc. for $34.9 million in cash, the Warren, Mich.-based truckload company announced Feb. 2.

Transport Topics
February 5, 2018
Business, Logistics

PS Logistics Buys Shelton Trucking

PS Logistics purchased the assets of Shelton Trucking Services for an undisclosed price to expand its operations in the Southeast and garner terminals in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mobile, Ala.

Transport Topics
February 2, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

New Truck Drivers Thrive as Companies Struggle to Hire

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Emily Duck is only 5-foot-4, but she has no trouble shifting the gears, hitting the brakes or climbing into the cab of a big rig that she drives from Edwardsville, Ill., to Kansas City almost every night.

Teri Maddox | Belleville (Ill.) News-Democrat
February 2, 2018