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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

Moving and Storage Executives Descend on Washington

Several dozen executives from the moving and storage sector recently spent a day in the halls of Congress to discuss key issues with about 60 lawmakers or their staffs.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 28, 2023

Daily Briefings from Transport Topics

Transport Topics has partnered with Spoken Layer to make one-minute daily briefings available on all your smart devices. Simply say “Alexa, play Transport Topics” or “Okay Google, talk to Transport Topics” to get the day’s biggest trucking headlines.

Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Uber Freight Adds AI Tools to Better Compete in Cargo Market

The freight unit of Uber Technologies has tapped its vast data files to create an AI tool that can predict late shipments — and make suggestions for alternative routes.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
September 28, 2023
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Trimble Continues Quest to Improve Connectivity in Trucking

Trimble is seeking to streamline industry workflows and forge closer connections among drivers, trucks, carriers, shippers and logistics providers.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 27, 2023
Government, Business, Logistics

N.J. Wants Faster Action by Feds on Congestion-Pricing Suit

New Jersey accused the U.S. Department of Transportation of stalling its lawsuit challenging federal approval of New York City’s controversial congestion-pricing plan.

September 27, 2023
Business, Logistics, For-Hire, Private, Global Freight

UPS to Hire 30,000 Extra Drivers for Peak Season

UPS Inc. is set to hire more than 30,000 additional drivers for peak season, a mix of package car drivers, commercial driver license drivers and seasonal support drivers.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
September 27, 2023
Business, Logistics

Trucking M&A Market Shows Signs of Rebound

The trucking merger and acquisition market is showing early signs of a rebound after a slowdown this year caused by uncertain freight and financial conditions.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 27, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

House Policymakers Eye Supply Chain Reforms

Ensuring the safety and efficiency of the nation’s supply chain is an ongoing priority for key policymakers in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 27, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous

Freight Brokers Adjust as Market Power Swings to Shippers

Throughout the pandemic-influenced years of 2020 through 2022, third-party logistics providers and freight brokers assuaged shippers by simply locating a truck for their freight.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
September 25, 2023
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

$1.4 Billion Committed to Rail Safety, Supply Chain Boost

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced Sept. 25 that it has awarded more than $1.4 billion to projects that improve railway safety and boost capacity.

September 25, 2023
Business, Technology, Logistics

Hapag-Lloyd to Install Satellite Internet on Containerships

Hapag-Lloyd AG, the biggest container shipping line based in Germany, said Sept. 21 it will install SpaceX’s Starlink internet service aboard the ships it owns and manages.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
September 21, 2023