supply chain

Government

Democrats, Republicans Tout Infrastructure Ahead of Midterm Elections

U.S. Capitol dome Democrats are highlighting infrastructyure progress, and Republicans are proposing platforms for enhanced supply chain connectivity ahead of the midterm elections in November. (tupangato/Getty Images)

With midterm elections season in full swing, Democrats and Republicans are promoting infrastructure proposals as they each pursue control of Congress.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 29, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics

Sustainability Becomes Increasingly Critical to Supply Chain Leaders

GreenPath trucks GreenPath Logistics uses only vehicles powered by alternative fuels to move freight for Amazon, UPS and the Postal Service. (GreenPath Logistics)

Sustainability is increasingly becoming a priority among supply chain leaders because of technology and turbulent economic conditions.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 28, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Winter in Europe Looms as Next Challenge for Energy Availability

ASCM panelists McMaster (middle) and Cohn (right) warn of energy shortages this winter in Europe. At left is ASCM CEO Abe Eshkenazi. (Dan Ronan/Transport Topics)

CHICAGO — Two former White House officials say the world’s supply chain has experienced unprecedented disruption the last 2½ years because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 19, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Rail Talks Watched as Contract Deadline Nears

Norfolk Southern freight train in Homestead, Pa. A Norfolk Southern freight train makes it way through Homestead, Pa. Railroad management has reached tentative agreements with some unions prior to the Sept. 16 contract deadline. (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press)

As shippers and retailers head into the peak shopping season, ongoing labor negotiations are being closely watched for any signs of disruption, which experts say would have a huge impact on the U.S. economy.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 13, 2022

FourKites Launches Supply Chain Programs

FourKites program announcement FourKites via Twitter

FourKites is launching three programs aimed at connecting logistics leaders to improve processes, the supply chain visibility platform announced Sept. 1.

September 6, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Shipping Giant CMA CGM Sees Softening of Global Freight Rates

CMA CGM The CMA CGM SA Jacques Saade containership. (Nathan Laine/Bloomberg News)

French container line giant CMA CGM SA is seeing an across-the-board drop in shipping rates and a loosening of logistics bottlenecks in some regions as demand softens.

August 26, 2022
Business, Private

Top 100 Private Carriers Expand Fleets Despite Challenges

Photo collage representing the top five companies on the Private Carriers list Clockwise from top left: Pepsi Co., Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News, Sysco Corp., US Foods via Facebook, Performance Food Group via Facebook

Even under the uncertain business environment of the past year, a majority of the companies that appear on Transport Topics’ 2022 Top 100 Private Carriers list were able to expand their fleet operations.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 26, 2022
Business, Private

Private Fleets Sharpen Focus on Driver Satisfaction

Dot Transportation driver Pam Richardson Dot Transportation driver Pam Richardson (Dot Transportation)

In light of the many supply chain disruptions and market shifts of the past few years, shippers have been working to improve the efficiency and reliability of their private fleet operations, starting with an even sharper focus on attracting and retaining professional drivers.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 26, 2022
Business, Logistics

Many Ports Report Record Volume Numbers in July

Ports Activity at the Port of Long Beach. (Allison Zaucha/Bloomberg News)

Record-setting container volumes continued flowing through some of the nation’s major ports in July, while industry challenges compelled declines at other facilities.

August 25, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

New York Turns to Ships to Head Off Gas Shortage

A driver fuels a vehicle at a gas station in New York. A driver fuels a vehicle at a gas station in New York. (Stephanie Keith/Bloomberg News)

New York gasoline inventories are so low that suppliers are resorting to expensive U.S. vessels to move fuel into the region and allay the potential for shortages.

Chunzi Xu | Bloomberg News
August 22, 2022

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