Daniel P. Bearth

Business, Logistics

Bulk Food Haulers Cliff Viessman Inc., Johnsrud Transport to Merge

Viessman hauler Cliff Viessman Inc.

The owners of two long-established trucking companies specializing in food-grade transportation services — Cliff Viessman Inc. in Gary, S.D., and Johnsrud Transport Inc. in Des Moines, Iowa — have agreed to merge their businesses.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 50

XPO Logistics to Use 5,000 Robots in Warehouses

XPO robotics in warehouse XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics said it plans to deploy 5,000 robots to work with humans in the company’s warehouses and distribution centers in North America, the United Kingdom and eight countries in Europe.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 9, 2018
Government, Business

Trucking Welcomes Trade Agreement With Canada

Donald Trump gestures President Donald Trump gestures as he announces the trade deal, in the Rose Garden of the White House on Oct. 1. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

The trucking industry expressed support and relief that Canada has agreed to a new trade deal with the United States and Mexico which, if approved by Congress, will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 4, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

GlobalTranz Offers to Buy AFN Logistics

GlobalTranz GlobalTranz dispatchers. (GlobalTranz Enterprises Inc.)

GlobalTranz Enterprises said it has agreed to acquire Chicago-based freight brokerage firm AFN, a move designed to boost the company’s share of the market for third-party logistics services.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 17, 2018
Business, Top 50

Georgia Opens Second Inland Port

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, center, cuts the ribbon opening the Appalachian Regional Port near Chatsworth, Ga., on Aug. 22. (Georgia Ports Authority)

The newest inland port in the United States is now open in northwestern Georgia. The new Appalachian Regional Port in Murray County is connected by rail to the Port of Savannah, and is expected to ease congestion at the port and reduce truck traffic on roadways by shifting the handoff of international shipping containers to an area with more space.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 17, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Growth Continues for Global Freight Carriers

(Daniel P. Bearth/Transport Topics)

The world’s biggest freight carriers all got a little bigger this year as demand for transportation surged across the globe. Here's the 2018 Top 50 Global Freight Carrier rankings.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Top 50

Ports, Carriers Step Up Efforts to Move Cargo More Efficiently

A Maersk Line containership at the Port of Los Angeles. GE Transportation is expanding a project that links data on shipments. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

A surge in global shipping volume is adding urgency to ­efforts to increase the efficiency of cargo handling at seaports and inland waterways.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

Spurring the Economy

Courtesy of BNSF Railway

The most important factor in boosting business across the United States is a solid network of highways and rail lines that connect the community to domestic and foreign markets.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Top 50

Flying Trains and Flying Whales: Radical New Ideas for Freight Transportation

Courtesy of Dahir Semenov (Facebook)

The future of rail transportation literally may be up in the air. Entrepreneurs and engineers from around the world have proposed radical concepts for hauling freight and passengers, including a multistory flying train, a supersized blimp and super-high-speed trains.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 17, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Owner of Dicom Transportation Group Sells off Canadian Business

Dicom van Dicom Transportation Group

General Logistics Systems, a division of Royal Mail in the United Kingdom and a major parcel carrier in Europe as well as regional operator in the United States, is buying the Canadian operations of Montreal-based Dicom Transportation Group for C$360 million from Wind Point Partners.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 14, 2018

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