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Supply Chain Transformation for a Post-Pandemic World

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March 25, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Biden Orders USDOT to Review Supply Chain

Joe Biden President Joe Biden pauses after signing an executive order relating to U.S. supply chains on Feb. 24 (Evan Vucci/AP)

President Joe Biden has directed the Department of Transportation to conduct a review of the nation’s supply chain in the wake of challenges that arose during the earlier days of the coronavirus pandemic.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 25, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

UPS Expects 40% Jump in Vaccine Doses Next Week, Peak in May

A UPS truck exits a distribution center in Chicago in November 2020. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News) A UPS truck exits a distribution center in Chicago in November 2020. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News)

UPS Inc. and FedEx Corp. are ramping up vaccine distribution, with plans for additional gains if Johnson & Johnson’s inoculation is cleared by U.S. regulators.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
February 25, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Kuehne + Nagel Buys Apex Logistics in $1.5 Billion Deal

Trucks and trailers at the Kuehne + Nagel International AG logistics center in Haiger, Germany. Trucks and trailers at the Kuehne + Nagel International AG logistics center in Haiger, Germany. (Alex Kraus/Bloomberg News)

Kuehne + Nagel International AG has agreed to acquire Apex International Corp. in a deal that values the freight forwarder at about $1.5 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

February 22, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

How Consolidation Is Reshaping Trucking’s Technology Sector

Trimble Trimble Transportation has assembled a broad portfolio of in-cab technologies and back-office software over the past decade. (Trimble Transportation)

Consolidation has dramat­ically reshaped trucking’s technology market over the past decade, with dozens of software and telematics companies joining forces to create larger organizations with expanded capabilities and broader reach.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 19, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

2021 Farm Exports to China Will Approach Record

Soybeans are unloaded from a grain wagon during harvest in Wyanet, Ill. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News) Soybeans are unloaded from a grain wagon during harvest in Wyanet, Ill. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

The value of U.S. farm exports to China will touch $31.5 billion in the federal fiscal year ending Sept. 30, the highest ever, the U.S. Agriculture Department said Feb. 18 in a report.

Mike Dorning | Bloomberg News
February 18, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50

US Steps Up Heat on Container Carriers to Ease Port Congestion

A container ship is berthed at the Kobe Port in Hyogo, Japan. (Buddhika Weerasinghe/Bloomberg News) Buddhika Weerasinghe/Bloomberg News

U.S. regulators stepped up the heat on ocean shipping companies and the seaport terminals some of them operate, seeking to smooth the disrupted flow of containers that are swamping America’s biggest ports and wreaking havoc on the nation’s strained supply chains.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
February 18, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Texas’ Gas-Export Clampdown Shocks Market as Blackouts Continue

American and Texas flags stand in front of the Chevron Pasadena Refinery in Texas. (Sharon Steinmann/Bloomberg News) American and Texas flags stand in front of the Chevron Pasadena Refinery in Texas. (Sharon Steinmann/Bloomberg News)

Texas is restricting the flow of natural gas across state lines in an extraordinary move that some are calling a violation of the U.S. Constitution’s commerce clause.

February 18, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Technology Brings Visibility to Supply Chains, Experts Say

Walmart truck on highway Walmart Canada has found that technologies such as blockchain and machine learning can help with end-user predictability. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The increased visibility that technology brings to supply chains is helping to improve efficiency in very specific ways, according to experts at a recent virtual event.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 17, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Scanning Every Vehicle Could Cause Border Backups

Trucks are inspected at Otay Mesa as they cross from Mexico to the U.S. Trucks crossing over from Mexico to the United States go through U.S. inspection stations at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

A new U.S. law signed Jan. 5 requires every vehicle, truck and freight train that crosses into the United States from Mexico or Canada to be scanned and inspected at ports of entry with X-ray or similar technology.

Wendy Fry | San Diego Union-Tribune
February 16, 2021

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