Business, Fuel, Logistics

Pilot Flying J Expands Into Oil Exploration and Production Business

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Pilot Flying J is expanding its business portfolio with a move into the water, sand and crude oil-hauling business.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 8, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

XPO Opens Final-Mile Distribution Hub in Toronto

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XPO Logistics has expanded its home-delivery business in Canada with the opening of a 50,000-square-foot distribution hub in Toronto.

Transport Topics
August 8, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

EPA to Study Financial Implications of Maritime Emissions Rules

Cargo ship spewing black smoke A large cargo ship heads for port spewing black smoke. (Getty Images)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched a study of the potential economic impact forthcoming regulations that require shipping vessels to burn cleaner fuel might have on other transportation sectors, including trucking.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 7, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Expeditors International Reports 2Q Earnings, Revenue

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Air and ocean freight forwarder Expeditors International of Washington reported sharply higher profits and strong revenue growth in the second quarter of 2018.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
August 7, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Opinion

Opinion: Automated Technology Ready Now Can Ease Capacity Crunch

What if I told you that another form of automated technology could help ease the industry’s capacity crunch right now? Automated routing and scheduling can maximize the usage of available driver time, take some recruiting pressure off of fleets and address the very real challenge of keeping drivers on your staff and behind the wheel once you’ve found them.

William Salter | CEO, Paragon Software Systems
August 7, 2018
Business, Logistics

Audax Private Equity Acquires MNX Global Logistics

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MNX Global Logistics, a company that arranges for expedited delivery of pharmaceuticals and other high-value goods, has a new owner. Boston-based Audax Private Equity announced July 10 the acquisition of MNX from The Riverside Co.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
August 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Penske Truck Leasing Announces Hawaii Expansion

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A second Penske Truck Leasing facility has opened in Hawaii, located on the west side of the island of Oahu in Kapolei, the company announced Aug. 1.

Transport Topics
August 6, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

New Jersey Beverage Distributor Seeks 14-Hour Workday for Its Drivers

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Allied Beverage Group, a large New Jersey beverage distributor, has requested that the company’s shorthaul drivers utilizing the record of duty status exception be allowed to return to their work-reporting location within 14 hours instead of the usual 12 hours, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Aug. 3.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 3, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA, Top 100

U.S. Xpress Revenue Grows 21.4% in Past Year

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A three-year turnaround in the operations and culture at U.S. Xpress Enterprises helped the Chattanooga, Tenn., trucking firm raise more than $250 million in an initial stock offering in June and deliver its best operating ratio in two decades this spring.

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
August 3, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

YRC Worldwide Reports Mixed 2Q Earnings Compared With 2017

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YRC Worldwide Inc. reported a decline in second-quarter net income, even as operating revenue increased.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 2, 2018