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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.
 

Business, Logistics

How to Become a Freight Broker

Freight brokers use their expertise and relationships to help shippers find available carriers, saving shippers time and money and helping carriers more easily connect to shippers.

April 8, 2024
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

C.H. Robinson Launches AI-Leveraged Load-Matching Platform

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. launched a new load-matching platform aimed at helping carriers improve efficiency, the company announced July 18.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 22, 2024
Government, Business, Logistics

Illinois Offering Written CDL Tests in Spanish

Illinois is the latest state to offer commercial driver license applicants a written test in Spanish to get more drivers on the road.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
July 22, 2024
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

Freight Recession Still Squeezing Marten’s Profits, Margins

Profits and margins at Marten Transport continued to weaken in Q2 of 2024, dented by the ongoing industrywide supply-demand imbalance, higher costs and softer freight rates.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
July 22, 2024
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Using Technology to Protect Cargo From Theft

Cargo theft is often a subtle process, making it difficult to prevent. With cargo theft relying increasingly on subterfuge, the security apparatus on the shop floor must evolve accordingly.

Frank Matarazzo | CEO, Fusion Transport
July 22, 2024
Government, Business, Logistics

Minnesota Lawmakers Take Steps to Expand CDL Testing

New and current Minnesota truck drivers will have an easier time obtaining and renewing CDLs now that a state law that constrained third-party CDL testing opportunities has been eliminated.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
July 19, 2024
Government, Business, Logistics

Long Beach Port Breaks Ground on $1.5B Rail Yard Expansion

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and other officials visited the Port of Long Beach on July 18 to break ground on a $1.5 billion rail yard expansion project.

Jaimie Ding | Los Angeles Times
July 18, 2024
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

J.B. Hunt Reports $2.9 Billion in Revenue for Q2

J.B. Hunt Transport Services reported that second-quarter net income declined on revenue that fell just short of $3 billion.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 18, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Trucking Weathers Another Increase in Cargo Theft for Q2

The trucking industry continued to weather an increase in cargo theft activity during the second quarter of 2024.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 18, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Global Shipping Strains Spark Fears of an Inflation Comeback

Merchandise trade is withstanding its first post-pandemic shock, with no noticeable flareup of global consumer prices. But that’s not guaranteed to last if snarls prove long-lasting.

July 18, 2024