Business, Logistics

Analysis: The US Is Running Out of Truckers

Mack Trucks

Without enough trucks and drivers on the road, some combination of things is going to happen: Shipments will be delayed, and producers will have to pay higher prices to get goods to market.

Conor Sen | Bloomberg News
February 9, 2018
Government, Logistics

Trudeau Threatens to Leave NAFTA Rather Than ‘Take Any Old Deal’

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made some of his most aggressive comments to date on dealing with U.S. demands to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement, adding he still thinks he can get the right deal for his country.

Greg Quinn | Bloomberg News
February 9, 2018
Business, Logistics

Fulfillment Centers Moving Closer to Consumers

Workers process boxes at a distribution center Getty Images

The growth in e-commerce is driving up demand for smaller industrial spaces nearer to cities so fulfillment firms can quickly get their products to customers, but it remains to be seen if fulfillment centers will start operating in suburban neighborhoods.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
February 8, 2018
Business, Logistics

Echo Global Logistics Revenues Surge 34.6%

Echo Global Logistics coffee mug Echo Global Logistics

Echo Global Logistics revenues surged 34.6% and profits beat analysts’ expectations by a large margin in the three months ended Dec. 31.

Daniel P. Bearth | Transport Topics Senior Features Writer
February 7, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Old Dominion Freight Line Helps MLB Teams Move

Old Dominion Freight Line

Continuing its partnership with the league and MLB teams across the country, Old Dominion Freight Line, along with fans and players, celebrated the beginning of a new season during the traditional spring training send-off known as Moving Day, according to a release.

The Dispatch | Lexington, N.C.
February 7, 2018
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