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Landstar System Reports Net Income, Revenue Increase for Q3

Landstar truck For Landstar, truckload volumes increased in the third quarter by 3% compared to the third quarter of 2019. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Landstar System Inc. saw net income reach $61.9 million during the third quarter of 2020, the company reported Oct. 21.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 21, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Tesla, Heinz Hit Brexit Snag in UK

Lines of trucks are seen queued along the M20 motorway near Ashford, England, on Sept. 24. Lines of trucks are seen queued along the M20 motorway near Ashford, England, on Sept. 24. (Leon Neal/Getty Images via Bloomberg)

Household-name companies including Tesla Inc. and Kraft Heinz Co. are racing to avoid a Brexit crisis at year-end, as a shortage of customs brokers threatens their ability to move goods between Britain and the European Union.

Joe Mayes | Bloomberg News
October 21, 2020
Business, Logistics

Top US Dealer Warns Automakers Are Missing Resupply Deadlines

Pickup truck frames sit on the assembly line at the GM plant in Flint, Mich. Pickup truck frames sit on the assembly line at the GM plant in Flint, Mich. (Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News)

AutoNation Inc., the largest U.S. car retailer, is warning new-vehicle inventories remain thin as automakers miss resupply deadlines, which may mean fewer choices and higher prices for buyers.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
October 21, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Canadian National Reports Q3 Drop in Earnings, Revenue

CN Railway train Canadian National Railway

For the second consecutive quarter, Canadian National Railway felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic when the Class I, Montreal-based railroad announced third-quarter earnings Oct. 20.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 21, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

USPS Still Not Processing Election Mail Fast Enough, States Say

A USPS carrier gets into her truck to deliver mail in Philadelphia in May. A USPS carrier gets into her truck to deliver mail in Philadelphia in May. (Matt Rourke/Associated Press)

The U.S. Postal Service still isn’t processing election mail on time, even after being ordered by judges to halt disruptive changes like banning worker overtime and late delivery trips, Pennsylvania’s attorney general said.

Erik Larson | Bloomberg News
October 20, 2020
Business, Logistics, Breaking News

September Tonnage Down Year-Over-Year, but Rebounds After August Decline

Trucks on highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Truck tonnage in September declined a seasonally adjusted 2.7% when compared with year-ago levels, marking the sixth consecutive month of year-over-year declines, American Trucking Associations said Oct. 20.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 20, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

RK Logistics Accelerates Silicon Valley Expansion Plans

RK Logistics Group is accelerating its expansion into Silicon Valley with new facilities, company leadership detailed Oct. 19.

October 20, 2020
Business, Logistics

TIA Appoints Anne Reinke to President, CEO Posts

TIA sign Transportation Intermediaries Association

Transportation Intermediaries Association has named Anne Reinke president and CEO, it was announced Oct. 16.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 19, 2020
Business, Logistics

KC Southern Reports Mixed Earnings Amid COVID-19, Gulf Hurricanes

Kansas City Southern Kansas City Southern

The leadership of Kansas City Southern Railroad said on Oct. 16 the Class I railroad saw a 5.3% increase in third-quarter net income to $189.7 million, or $2.01 a diluted share, compared with $180.1 million, or $1.81, in the same period a year ago.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 16, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

DOT Awards $220 Million for Port Infrastructure

Norfolk International Terminals at Port of Virginia Trucks sit at the Norfolk International Terminals at the Port of Virginia. The terminals received $20.1 million to support expansion of the facility’s Central Rail Yard, which will involve the construction of eight tracks. (Port of Virginia)

The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded $220 million in grants to improve port infrastructure, including facilities used by freight vehicles.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 16, 2020

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