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For the commercial transportation business, moving things from point A to point B is job one. This coverage explores all of those movements at a global level and focuses on everything from global trade, ocean shipping, and port activity to intermodal business, rail operations and the greater supply chain.

Government, Business, Logistics

New York City to Limit Cars, Trucks on 14th Street in Traffic-Cutting Experiment

John Taggart/Bloomberg News

In an 18-month experiment, the city plans to limit car and truck traffic from a six-block stretch of the road, establishing a corridor featuring express buses, wide bike lanes and pedestrian-friendly walkways. The bus service will start in June.

Henry Goldman | Bloomberg News
April 24, 2019
Business, Logistics

Walmart Creates Supply Chain to Stock 500 US Stores With Angus Beef

Walmart Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Walmart, The nation’s biggest grocer has partnered with a Texas cattle rancher and other industry-related businesses to provide a steady supply of no-hormone-added Angus beef to 500 of its U.S. stores beginning later this year.

Matthew Boyle and Lydia Mulvany | Bloomberg News
April 24, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Said to Consider Waiving US Ship Mandate for Natural Gas

Lindsey Janies/Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump is considering waiving the requirement that only U.S.-flagged vessels can move goods from American ports to Puerto Rico or energy-starved areas of the Northeast, according to sources familiar with the deliberations.

Bloomberg News
April 24, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

ATRI Calls for Operational Cost Data From Fleets

ATRI Getty Images

The American Transportation Research Institute is looking for for-hire motor carriers to participate in the annual update to its Operational Costs of Trucking report.

April 24, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: The Time Is Now for Blockchain in Transportation

In the transport and logistics sector, skepticism about blockchain remains, which means it’s important to note the advantages of blockchain but also clear up some possible misconceptions, says John Monarch of ShipChain.

John Monarch | CEO & Co-Founder, ShipChain
April 23, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

UPS Sees Payoff From $20 Billion Tech Bet, but Investors Remain Wary

UPS Kim Raff/Bloomberg News

UPS Inc. is counting on algorithms you can’t see to prove that investors were wrong to doubt its three-year, $20 billion technological makeover. It’s all part of CEO David Abney’s bet on squeezing out costs and becoming more nimble as UPS adjusts to surging e-commerce deliveries.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
April 23, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

ATA For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index Slips in March

Car on snowy highway in Chicago Weather in Chicago was a factor. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)

American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index in March declined 2.3% after decreasing 1.5% in February.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 23, 2019
Business, Logistics

Kohl’s Surges on Deal to Expand Amazon Ties in Return Policy

Kohls Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News

Kohl’s Corp. shares jumped the most in almost four months after the company said it will begin accepting returns for Amazon.com customers at all of its stores starting in July, expanding a program it started in 2017.

Lisa Wolfson | Bloomberg News
April 23, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Alphabet’s Drone Delivery Business Cleared for Takeoff by FAA

Drone A Wing drone in action, dropping off a package. (Charles Mostoller/Bloomberg News)

An offshoot of Alphabet Inc.’s Google has become the first drone operator to receive government approval as an airline, an important step that gives it the legal authority to begin dropping products to actual customers.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
April 23, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Cameron Ramsdell to Lead Newly Formed U.S. Xpress Ventures

U.S. XPress truck John Sommers II for Transport Topics

U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. announced it established U.S. Xpress Ventures, a business unit focused on developing and implementing new asset-based business models and technology strategies within the company. It named Cameron Ramsdell president of the new unit.

April 23, 2019