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Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Snow Causes FedEx Hiccup

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Memphis International Airport saw little impact on passenger flights from a winter storm early Jan. 16, but FedEx’s cargo operation experienced disruptions that could affect deliveries.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
January 17, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

FedEx Beefs Up Unit Led by Founder’s Son to Include Specialty Logistics, E-Commerce

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FedEx is expanding the business unit led by its founder’s son by consolidating specialty logistics and e-commerce solutions within FedEx Trade Networks.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
January 17, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

With Gas Taxes in Peril, More States Study Alternatives

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After more than a decade of watching Oregon and a handful of other states test alternatives to traditional gasoline taxes, more states, with the help of federal money, are now joining the quest.

Daniel C. Vock | Governing
January 16, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Toledo Port Sees Increase in Cargo Tonnage

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Rebounding iron ore traffic led a nearly 16% increase in cargo tonnage through the Port of Toledo during 2017, and a port official said this year’s expected groundbreaking for a new iron smelter near the port should boost that cargo further in future years.

David Patch | The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
January 16, 2018
Government, Fuel, TCA

Task Force Recommends Raising Missouri’s Gas Tax

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In an 87-page report released on Jan. 1, the 21st Century Missouri Transportation Task Force, a 23-member group of lawmakers and industry experts, made a number of recommendations for improving the state’s nearly 34,000-mile highway system and more than 10,000 bridges, including an increase in the state’s gas tax.

Jordan Larimore | The Joplin (Mo.) Globe
January 16, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Freight Demand Causing ‘Perfect Storm’ for Ohio Trucking Industry

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A stronger economy has helped area shipping and logistics companies grow and increased freight prices and the number of orders for new trucks, a local business owner says.

Thomas Gnau | Daily News (Dayton, Ohio)
January 16, 2018
Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Storm Disrupts FedEx Hub, Causes Some Flight Cancellations at Memphis Airport

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FedEx said a winter storm caused substantial disruptions to FedEx Express flights and sorting at Memphis and Indianapolis hubs Jan. 12.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
January 12, 2018
Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA

California Mudslides Send Truckers Searching for Detours

A semi-tractor trailer sits stuck in mud on U.S. Highway 101, in Montecito, Calif. on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)

Truckers hauling goods and materials south through California’s San Luis Obispo County are facing longer drives and indefinite delays after deadly mudslides closed Highway 101 in Santa Barbara County.

Lindsey Holden | The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)
January 12, 2018
Business, Fuel, TCA

Former Pilot Flying J President’s Pay Doubled to $26.9 Million During Fraud Scheme, Records Show

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Federal prosecutors have long insisted the goal of a fraud scheme at Pilot Flying J was to boost the truck stop giant’s profit and market share, and this week they served up numbers to try to prove it.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
January 12, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Portland Must Diversify at Troubled Container Terminal, Study Shows

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A comeback is unlikely at the Port of Portland’s container terminal unless other lines of marine shipping business are found to subsidize it, a Port consultant found.

Elliot Njus | The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
January 11, 2018

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