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Business, Logistics

Kansas City Southern Reports Mixed Q3 Earnings

Kansas City Southern locomotive

Kansas City Southern reported mixed third-quarter financial results on Oct. 19, as the Class I freight railroad saw a 13% jump in revenue to $744 million, compared with $659.6 million a year earlier.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 19, 2021
Government, Business

Home Construction Declines 1.6% in September

A mason shovels a cement mixture as he prepares to lay down bricks on the exterior wall of a new house in Flowood, Miss.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Home construction fell 1.6% in September as builders continue to be tripped up by supply chain bottlenecks.

Matt Ott | Associated Press
October 19, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

September Port Numbers Remain Strong as Leaders Address Congestion

Port of Los Angeles

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are gearing up to operate 24/7 to clear the massive backlog of twenty-foot-equivalent (TEU) containers as they pile up at the two Southern California ports and others on both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 19, 2021
Business

Mayflower Survey Shows Idaho Top Choice for Relocation

Mayflower moving van

A new survey by moving company Mayflower shows the top five state destinations where the company is moving customers are Idaho, South Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee and Florida.

October 19, 2021
Business, Logistics, Breaking News

Tonnage Jumps in September

Trucks on highway

Truck tonnage increased on both a sequential and year-over-year basis in September, recording a 2021 high mark amid an environment where a shortage of drivers and trucks is keeping rigs fully loaded on most runs, American Trucking Associations reported Oct. 19.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 19, 2021
Government, Business, TCA

Illinois Lays Out Six-Year Timeline for $1.2 Billion I-80 Reconstruction Project

Illinois I-80 Joliet

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Oct. 18 unveiled a six-year timeline for the $1.2 billion reconstruction of Interstate Highway 80 through Will County, including work on aging bridges over the Des Plaines River considered so decrepit that unions put up billboards with warnings such as “Cross bridge at your...

Dan Petrella | Chicago Tribune
October 19, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100, TCA

Amazon to Hire 150,000 Workers for Seasonal Jobs

Amazon

Amazon .com is ramping up its operations for the holiday shopping season, announcing Oct. 18 that it’s adding 150,000 seasonal jobs across the U.S.

Alexandria Burris | The Indy Star
October 18, 2021
Government, Fuel

Diesel Spikes 8.5¢ to $3.671 a Gallon

Diesel pump image

The national average price of diesel continued to surge, spiking 8.5 cents to $3.671 a gallon, according to Energy Information Administration data released Oct. 18.

October 18, 2021
Government

Supply Chains Dominate Secretary Pete’s Schedule

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg

Congress is back at it this week to keep negotiating pieces of infrastructure legislation. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 18, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics Opens New LTL Hub in Chicago Area

XPO

XPO Logistics Inc. opened a new less-than-truckload service center in the Chicago area, the company announced Oct. 18.

October 18, 2021
Government

US House Panel Approves Pipeline Bills After California Oil Spill

Containerships moored off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif.

Legislation designed to enhance the safety of offshore pipelines recently was approved by a committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 18, 2021
Business, Top 100

AAA Cooper Expands in St. Louis

AAA Cooper

AAA Cooper Transportation, a subsidiary of Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, announced it would expand its less-than-truckload capacity with the opening of a St. Louis service center this fall.

October 18, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Trail King Adds Two New Dealers

Trail King

Trailer manufacturer Trail King Industries announced the addition of two new dealers to its network : Frost Machines of Cody, Wyo., and US Equipment Sales & Rentals in Plainfield, Ill.

October 18, 2021
Crossword

Crossword Puzzle Solution for October 18, 2021

Crossword solution

Here's the solution to the crossword puzzle found in the October 18, 2021 print edition.

October 18, 2021
Business, Logistics

ATA’s Signature Conference Touts Workforce

MCE 2019

American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition returns as an in-person meeting this year, providing trucking leaders with a forum to discuss pressing industry issues in a moment when moving goods efficiently across the country has never been in sharper focus.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 18, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Engagement Is Vital to Industry

I got to see up close just how important it is to be engaged with the association, and as I turn the wheel over, I want that to be the message I leave you with: Engagement is key in moving our agenda and industry forward.

Sherri Garner Brumbaugh | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
October 18, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Tesla Shares Are Roaring Back

The steering wheel of a Tesla Inc. Model 3 electric vehicle

Tesla Inc. shares are staging a comeback as investors expect the Elon Musk-led electric carmaker to navigate the crippling semiconductor shortage better than rivals that have been severely disrupted.

October 18, 2021
Business, Technology

Isuzu, Decisiv Collaborate on Dealership Network Management

Isuzu Connect truck

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America confirmed Oct. 15 a long-term collaboration with service management platform provider Decisiv.

October 18, 2021
Government, Business, Technology

Commerce Head Gina Raimondo Aims to Bring Chip Manufacturing to the US

Gina Raimondo

President Joe Biden has tasked Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo with ensuring the United States will be the world leader in computer chips.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
October 18, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Foxconn Announces Electric Car Venture

Foxconn EV

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Taiwanese company that manufactures smartphones for Apple Inc. and other global brands announced plans Oct. 18 to produce electric cars for auto brands under a similar contract model.

Taijing Wu | Associated Press
October 18, 2021