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Kansas City Southern Reports Mixed Q3 Earnings

Kansas City Southern locomotive Kansas City Southern

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. A mason shovels a cement mixture as he prepares to lay down bricks on the exterior wall of a new house in Flowood, Miss. (Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press)

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 Shipping containers at night at the Port of Los Angeles on Oct. 13. (Kyle Grillot/Bloomberg News)

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are gearing up to operate 24/7 to clear the massive backlog of 20-foot-equivalent (TEU) containers as they pile up at the two Southern California ports and others on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 19, 2021

Mayflower Survey Shows Idaho Top Choice for Relocation

Mayflower moving van Mayflower surveyed more than 1,000 U.S. adults who moved more than 300 miles from July 2019 to July 2021. (Mayflower)

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 John Sommers II for Transport Topics

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 The Interstate 80 bridge over the Des Plaines River in Joliet, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

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 own risk” two years ago.

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

Amazon to Hire 150,000 Workers for Seasonal Jobs

Amazon Workers retrieve boxes at an Amazon fulfillment center on June 21 in Raleigh, N.C. (Rachel Jessen/Bloomberg News)

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
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics Opens New LTL Hub in Chicago Area

XPO Team members gather for the new site opening. (XPO Logistics Inc.)

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

October 18, 2021
Business, Top 100

AAA Cooper Expands in St. Louis

AAA Cooper LinkedIn

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 A Trail King booth at a previous industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

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