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North Dakota Is Creating Its First Combo Freight, Rail Plan

North Dakota highway Major truck routes on Interstates 29 and 94 connect U.S. commodity producers to Canada. (PhilAugustavo/Getty Images)

North Dakota is joining a handful of states that are merging their long-term freight and rail plans into a single document to maximize multimodal synergies and streamline federal reporting requirements.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
September 27, 2022
Business, Equipment, Logistics

West Coast Ports May Permanently Lose Volume Share to East Coast

Port of New York and New Jersey at daybreak The Port of New York and New Jersey at daybreak. The facility processed 843,191 containers in August, setting a record for the month. (JG Travels via YouTube)

For at least one month, August, the Port of New York and New Jersey was the busiest container port in the U.S. as it nudged ahead of longtime leader Port of Los Angeles in total 20-foot-equivalent units processed.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 27, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Hurricane Ian May Be Among Costliest Storms in US History

Customers refuel at a gas station ahead of Hurricane Ian in St. Petersburg, Fla. Customers refuel at a gas station ahead of Hurricane Ian in St. Petersburg, Fla., Sept. 27. (Tristan Wheelock/Bloomberg News)

Hurricane Ian is poised to become one of the costliest storms in U.S. history, threatening to slam Florida’s western coastline with 125 mph winds.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
September 27, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

McLeod Expands Data Analytics, Introduces New Web User Interface

McLeod CEO Tom McLeod outlines product updates and industry trends at the 2022 McLeod Software user conference. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — McLeod Software is expanding its data analytics and business intelligence capabilities along with other tools designed to help its carrier and freight broker customers navigate an uncertain business environment.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 27, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Massachusetts Congestion Pricing Tolls Stuck at Red Light

Massachusetts A Massachusetts highway. (RomanBabakin/Getty Images)

A plan to impose congestion pricing tolls on Massachusetts roadways remains kicked back to the state Legislature and unlikely to proceed following Gov. Charlie Baker’s recent veto.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
September 27, 2022
Business, Equipment

VTNA Taps Expressway Trucks as First EV Certified Dealer in Ontario

Volvo Trucks-Expressways Trucks image Expressway Trucks’ Waterloo, Ontario, location is located near one of the busiest freight corridors in Canada. (Volvo Trucks North America)

Volvo Trucks North America announced it designated Expressway Trucks as a Volvo Trucks certified electric vehicle dealer.

September 27, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Freight Industry Applauds Hutcheson’s Confirmation at FMCSA

Chris Spear and Robin Hutcheson Spear and Hutcheson at the National Truck Driving Championships in August in Indianapolis. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The recent Senate confirmation of Robin Hutcheson as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration prompted praise from groups representing key aspects of the freight industry.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 27, 2022
Business, Equipment

Ford to Invest $700 Million in Kentucky Plant to Build Big Pickups

Workers at Kentucky's truck plant Workers at Kentucky's truck plant. (Ford Motor Co.)

Ford Motor Co. is investing $700 million at its sprawling truck factory in Louisville, Ky., and adding 500 workers to help build a redesigned version of its largest F-Series pickups.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
September 27, 2022
Business, Logistics

GXO, Bayer Grow Partnership With Nebraska Warehouse

GXO warehouse workers GXO now has more than 1 million square feet of warehouse space dedicated to Bayer's Crop Science division. (GXO Logistics via Twitter)

GXO Logistics Inc. celebrated the opening of a new warehouse with Bayer in Kearney, Neb., the companies announced Sept. 27.

September 27, 2022
Business

Goodyear Plans $125 Million Expansion of Kansas Plant

The Goodyear plant in Topeka, Kan. The Goodyear plant in Topeka, Kan. (Goodyear)

The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. will invest $125 million and hire 40 new employees at its Topeka, Kan., plant as part of a modernization of the facility, which has been in operation since 1945, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced.

September 27, 2022

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