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Schneider Donates 10 Tractors to CDL Schools

Schneider A Schneider truck on the road. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Schneider is donating 10 gently used, late-model trucks to select CDL driver training programs at community or technical colleges throughout the U.S., the company said in a news release Nov. 15.

November 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Next Trucking to Expand App With Drayage Loads

Digital freight broker Next Trucking announced it concluded a beta program that allowed qualified independent owner-operators and small-fleet drivers to access port loads directly through Next’s mobile app.

November 15, 2019
Business, Logistics

Atlas Promotes Phil Wahl to Lead Logistics Unit

Atlas Logistics Inc., a subsidiary of Atlas World Group Inc., promoted Phil Wahl to president and chief operating officer, a newly created position for the company, effective Jan. 1. Most recently, Wahl was senior vice president.

November 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Fleets Grapple With Question: How Many Subscriptions Do We Need?

FleetPulse trailer A Great Dane trailer displays a FleetPulse advertisement at TMC's annual meeting in Atlanta, on March 5, 2018. At this October's NACV, Great Dane said it would waive subscription fees for the first three years. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Trucking executives are increasingly confronting the same proliferation of decisions that vex consumers who are shopping for online video services — to subscribe or not to subscribe?

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

California Trucking Association Challenges New State Labor Law

I-405 in Los Angeles I-405 in Los Angeles by Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

The California Trucking Association has amended its 2018 independent contractor federal lawsuit to challenge a new state labor law that the association claims would prevent thousands of motor carriers from contracting with owner-operators.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 13, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Dean Foods Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Reorganization

McArthur Dairy milk, a Dean Foods brand Jugs of McArthur Dairy milk, a Dean Foods brand, at a grocery store. (Wilfredo Lee/AP)

Top U.S. milk processor Dean Foods Co. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is in advanced talks with Dairy Farmers of America Inc. about a potential sale.

November 13, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Al Gore’s Fund Leads $400 Million Deal With Convoy

Al Gore Al Gore by Mike Stewart/AP

In the four years since it was founded, Convoy Inc. has assembled a lineup of big-name investors that includes Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Marc Benioff. It’s adding one more to the list: Al Gore.

Emily Chasan | Bloomberg News
November 13, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Trade Battles With China Could Damage 1.47 Million US Jobs, Says Study

Port of Los Angeles Trucks wait to be loaded at the Port of Los Angeles. (Nick Ut/AP)

President Donald Trump’s long-running trade battle with China is putting nearly 1.47 million U.S. jobs at risk, according to a new study commissioned by the Port of Los Angeles and written by global consulting firm BST Associates.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 12, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Pemex Faces Payment Problems After Cyberattack Shut Down System

A Petroleos Mexicanos gas station stands in Mexico City A Petroleos Mexicanos gas station in Mexico City. Pemex is relying on manual billing until its security situation is resolved. (Luis Antonio Rojas/Bloomberg News)

A ransomware attack that hit Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos is disrupting the company’s billing systems, according to people familiar with the situation.

Amy Stillman | Bloomberg News
November 12, 2019
Business, Logistics

IMC Acquires TransInternational System

IMC Cos. has acquired TransInternational System effective Oct. 18, the intermodal logistics company said in a news release.

November 12, 2019