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DOT Makes Preparations Ahead of COVID-19 Vaccine Transport

Vaccine photo by Getty “The department has laid the groundwork for the safe transportation of the COVID-19 vaccine and is proud to support this historic endeavor,” Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said. (Meyer & Meyer/Getty Images)

USDOT announced Dec. 1 that it has taken regulatory measures to facilitate the safe and rapid transport of the much-anticipated COVID-19 vaccine.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 1, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

KLLM, Pride Transport Increase Pay for Truck Drivers

Pride Transport driver Pride Transport

KLLM Transport Services and Pride Transport joined the surge of trucking companies set to raise driver pay.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 1, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Maritime Shipping Industry, Asian Nations Object to EU Pollution Plan

Container ship Meratus Waingapu sails near Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Nov. 14. Container ship Meratus Waingapu sails near Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Nov. 14. (Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg News)

Plans to extend the world’s biggest carbon market into shipping drew criticism from the industry and Asian nations, highlighting growing conflict over Europe’s unprecedented moves to protect the environment.

Ewa Krukowska | Bloomberg News
November 30, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Acquires Mass Movement to Expand Final-Mile Offerings

J.B. Hunt truck on highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. acquired the assets of Mass Movement, the company announced Nov. 30.

November 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

NACFE Launches New Initiative to Explore Autonomous Trucking

Interior of autonomous truck The interior of an autonomous truck. (Tony Avelar/Associated Press)

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency announced it has begun to explore autonomous goods movement by publishing a series of online articles under the banner NACFE’s Perspective on Autonomous Trucking.

November 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Delivery Startup DoorDash to Seek Up to $2.8 Billion in IPO

Doordash's logo is displayed on an iPhone. (Gabby Jones/Bloomberg News) Gabby Jones/Bloomberg News

DoorDash Inc., the biggest U.S. food delivery company, is seeking to raise as much as $2.8 billion in an initial public offering that’s part of an end-of-year U.S. listings rush.

November 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics

The Rising Threat of Ransomware: How Trucking Can Fend Off Cyberattacks

Man looking at computer The transportation management software that many trucking and logistics companies use to run their operations is designed to improve business efficiency, but is not intended to be a primary line of defense against ransomware. (tommaso79)

No fleet manager or logistics worker ever wants to experience the sinking feeling that comes with seeing a message flash on their computer screen revealing they have become the victim of a ransomware attack.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
November 30, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Truck Drivers Could Be Among Earliest to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

Man getting a shot from a doctor As many as 40 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccination could be administered by the end of the year, according to a committee within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Geber86/Getty Images)

Truck drivers and other workers in critical and essential jobs could be among the earliest people to receive COVID-19 vaccinations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 30, 2020
Business, Logistics

Amazon Merchants Say Deliveries of Some Products Are Delayed

Amazon boxes sit stacked at a USPS facility in Fairfax, Va., on May 19. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg) Amazon boxes sit stacked at a USPS facility in Fairfax, Va., on May 19. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. merchants around the U.S. say some products that normally reach customers in one or two days are now taking a week or longer just as the world’s largest online retailer heads into what’s expected to be a record-busting holiday shopping season.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
November 25, 2020
Business, Logistics

FedEx, UPS Feel Van Squeeze Amid E-Commerce Rush

A UPS driver sorts boxes in the back of a delivery van in New York. (Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News) A UPS driver sorts boxes in the back of a delivery van in New York. (Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News)

FedEx Corp. and UPS Inc. are running into a shortage of delivery vans, prompting a surprise cost squeeze that’s cutting into profits during a record surge in package volumes.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
November 25, 2020

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