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Shippers Might Pay More for Cargo in 2021, C.H. Robinson Says

C.H. Robinson's CEO Bob Biesterfeld said air-freight capacity remains constrained. C.H. Robinson's CEO Bob Biesterfeld said air-freight capacity remains constrained. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Shippers probably will pay more for freight heading into 2021 after the pandemic lockdown drove many small truckers out of business and cargo demand rebounds faster than the economy, C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. CEO Bob Biesterfeld said.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
September 22, 2020
Business, Logistics

Nation’s Ports Show Signs of Recovery as Imports Surge

CMA CGM Brazil CMA CGM Brazil, among the largest ships to ever call at the U.S. East Coast, sails upriver to the Port of Savannah Garden City Terminal on Sept. 18. (Stephen B. Morton/Georgia Ports Authority)

The Port of Los Angeles, the nation’s busiest seaport, hit an all-time record in August, processing 12% more volume that totaled 961,833 20-foot-equivalent units (TEUs).

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 22, 2020
Business, Logistics, Breaking News

Tonnage Declines 8.9% Year-Over-Year in August

Trucks on highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Truck tonnage in August declined a seasonally adjusted 8.9% when compared with year-ago levels, marking the fifth consecutive year-over-year decline, American Trucking Associations reported Sept. 22.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 22, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Walmart Expands Drone Program With COVID-19 Test-Kit Delivery

Walmart recently has ramped up its drone delivery efforts. Walmart recently has ramped up its drone delivery efforts. (Walmart Inc.)

Walmart Inc. will test using drones to drop COVID-19 diagnostic kits at customers’ homes, the retailer’s latest move in the pandemic-fueled arena of contactless deliveries.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
September 22, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Top 100

Walmart Aims to Eliminate Emissions From Its Fleet by 2040

Walmart is committing to cutting emissions from its truck fleet by 2040. Walmart is committing to cutting emissions from its truck fleet by 2040. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News)

Walmart Inc. on Sept. 21 outlined its goals to achieve zero-emission operations, which include fully converting its fleet to electric trucks.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 21, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

FedEx Seeks to Add Small Self-Flying Planes for Remote Areas

A FedEx cargo plane sits parked at San Diego International Airport on April 27. A FedEx cargo plane sits parked at San Diego International Airport on April 27. (Bing Guan/Bloomberg News)

FedEx Corp. is looking at using small self-flying cargo planes to serve remote areas after experimenting with a technology startup on autonomous aircraft, CEO Fred Smith said.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
September 21, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

N.Y. Judge: Postal Service Must Process Election Mail in Timely Manner

A customer deposits mail into a USPS mail collection box outside a post office in Burbank, Calif. USPS mail collection boxes sit outside a post office in Burbank, Calif. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. Postal Service must live up to its responsibilities to timely process election mail by treating it as a priority, a New York judge ordered Sept. 21, adding that the agency’s workers should be permitted to make extra deliveries and work overtime near the November presidential election.

Larry Neumeister | Associated Press
September 21, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Bob Farrell Returns to GlobalTranz as Chairman, CEO

Global Tranz/Bob Farrell GlobalTranz via YouTube; Farrell by GlobalTranz

GlobalTranz Enterprises announced that Bob Farrell returned as chairman and CEO, effective immediately.

September 18, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Canada Extends US Border Restrictions to Oct. 21

A truck approaches the Canada-U.S. border in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec on Sept. 16. A truck approaches the Canada-U.S. border in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec, on Sept. 16. (Christinne Muschi/Bloomberg News)

Canada is extending the agreement to keep the U.S. border closed to nonessential travel to Oct. 21 during the coronavirus pandemic.

Rob Gillies | Associated Press
September 18, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Convoy Launches New Pricing Program for Shippers

Convoy branded trailer Convoy

Digital freight broker Convoy launched Convoy Guaranteed Primary, a pricing program designed to procure capacity and lower shippers’ costs.

September 18, 2020

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