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North American Ports

Check out this map of North American ports by region.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 19, 2016
Business, Logistics

US Ports, Private Firms to Spend $154.8 Billion on Projects Over the Next 5 Years, AAPA Says

U .S. ports and private com panies will spend an esti mated $154.8 billion on capital projects over the next five years, from dredging harbors and expanding terminals to building warehouses and buying automated container handling equipment, according to the American Association of Port Authorities.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 19, 2016
Business, Logistics

Takeaway: Focus on Ports

South Carolina Ports Authority

Just as highway bottlenecks can impede the transport of goods over the road, congestion in and around the nation’s seaports can disrupt the supply chains of companies that import and export goods.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 19, 2016
Business

Fleets Play Large Role in Development, Launch of New Freightliner Cascadia

Neil Abt/Transport Topics

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The first viewing of the new Freightliner Cascadia was not one eye-catching showpiece, but instead featured a dozen trucks — one from each of 12 of its largest customers.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
September 6, 2016
Business

Update: Freightliner Says New Cascadia Offers Fuel Gains, Connectivity Advancements

Neil Abt/Transport Topics

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Freightliner Trucks unveiled its nearly completely redesigned Cascadia tractor here that executives said is up to 8% more fuel efficient over the current Evolution model and features major advancements in a number of other key areas.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
September 1, 2016
Business

Brokers Offer Smartphone Apps for Truckers to Make It Easier to Find Available Freight

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.

Sifting through load boards can be a difficult and time-consuming task, but new apps are helping small carriers and owner-operators sort through the clutter using GPS to identify nearby freight.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
August 29, 2016
Business

Cass Freight Index Slides 2.6%

The Cass Freight Index, which measures shipments from trucking and other transport modes, fell 2.6% year-over-year in July, registering the 17th consecutive decline on that basis.

August 15, 2016
Business

Freightliner to Lay Off 115 Employees at North Carolina Plant

Daimler Trucks North America

Freightliner will be laying off 115 workers at a plant in Gastonia, North Carolina, two months after the company reduced the workforce at the same location.

August 3, 2016
Government, Business

California Unveils Sustainable Freight Plan

Pushing the freight transportation sector to adopt green technologies is the focus of a plan California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) unveiled recently.

August 2, 2016
Business

Old Dominion Freight Line Posts Weaker 2Q Earnings

Old Dominion Freight Line

Old Dominion Freight Line posted weaker earnings in the second quarter with profits falling 5% year-over-year after decreases in less-than-truckload tonnage, pounds per shipment and fuel surcharges.

July 28, 2016

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