Ari Ashe

Business

Turn Times at California Ports Slow One Minute in January

Port of L.A. containers Containers stacked at the Port of Los Angeles. (TT File Photo)

The average time to enter and exit the two largest containerports in the United States slowed one minute in January on a year-over-year basis, although the percentage of trips over two hours fell in the same period.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
February 15, 2018
Government, Business

Trucking Market Strongest Since Deregulation, ATA Economist Bob Costello Says

Bob Costello Ari Ashe/Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The freight market is as strong as it has been since deregulation in the 1980s, according to American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
February 14, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Uber, Amazon Making Presence Felt in Transportation Industry

Ken Cassar of Slice Intelligence Cassar by Ari Ashe/Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Executives in the truck stop and travel plaza industry see the encroachment of technology giants into the transportation industry, but savvy leaders will find ways to capitalize on this trend to make more money, an analyst said during a presentation at the annual NATSO Connect conference.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
February 14, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

ATA Chairman Dave Manning Discusses Autonomous, Electric Trucks

NATSO Panel Newell (left), Manning and Mullings (Ari Ashe/Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Two fleet executives doubt fully autonomous or electric trucks will revolutionize the longhaul truckload industry in the near future, foreseeing instead a gradual evolution for these technologies.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
February 13, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

Tax Law Sparks Questions on Purchases, Raises in Trucking

Dohrn Transfer Co. truck Dohrn Transfer Co. gave $1.2 million to its employees by including $1,000 bonuses in their Jan. 29 paychecks (TT File Photo)

As transportation companies reap the rewards of tax relief stemming from the new tax law, some CEOs have reinvested the extra cash into new tractor-trailers or bonuses for their employees.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2018
Business

XPO Profits Soar in Fourth Quarter

XPO truck on the road XPO Logistics Inc.

XPO Logistics Inc. announced profits grew sevenfold in the fourth quarter, with strong results in last-mile deliveries, brokerage and less-than-truckload, and that the company nearly doubled its bottom line excluding the benefit of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
February 7, 2018
Business, Technology

Port of Virginia to Introduce Appointment System on March 1

The Happy Buccaneer arrives at the Port of Virginia The Happy Buccaneer arrives on Feb. 2 from Poland carrying six gantry cranes due to be installed at Norfolk International Terminals. (Port of Virginia)

The Virginia Port Authority is launching an online trucker appointment system at Norfolk International Terminals beginning March 1, a decision port officials hope will shorten turn times.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
February 2, 2018
Business

Saia Profits Grow in 4th Quarter, Full-Year 2017

Saia twin trailers on a bridge TT File Photo

Profits at Saia Inc. nearly quintupled in the fourth quarter due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, but the less-than-truckload carrier grew top- and bottom-line results in 2017 even without the one-time tax benefit.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
February 2, 2018
Business, Logistics

Roadrunner Releases Financials Through 2016

Roadrunner truck Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc.

One year after withdrawing its financial statements dating to 2011, Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. on Jan. 31 took a major step forward by releasing amended results through 2016.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
February 1, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Port Houston Sets Record for Container Volume in 2017

MSC Vittoria at the Port of Houston Port Houston on Jan. 29 was the first U.S. port of call during the inaugural voyage of the MSC Vittoria, a vessel on the TA6 MedGulf service rotation. The vessel's container capacity is about 8,089 TEUs. (Port Houston via YouTube)

Port Houston broke its record for traffic in a year due to strength in the transportation of steel, wind energy equipment and automobiles, according to the port authority, which also is confident the numbers will grow with the plastin resin boom in the Gulf Coast.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
February 1, 2018

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