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Cardinal Expands Delivery Capability With NRX Acquisition

Cardinal Logistics truck Cardinal Logistics via YouTube

Cardinal Logistics Management Corp. announced Jan. 20 that it had acquired last-mile delivery provider NRX Logistics.

January 20, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

US Automakers Plead for Government Help in Growing Chip Crisis

Employees work as Ford Expedition SUVs sit on an assembly line in Louisville, Ky. Employees work as Ford Expedition SUVs sit on an assembly line in Louisville, Ky. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

American automakers are asking the U.S. government to help solve a debilitating shortage of computer chips that is closing auto factories worldwide and could restrict production until the fall.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
January 19, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Incoming CEO of XPO Spinoff Company Outlines Plans

XPO Logistics fulfillment facility Robots and people work together to fulfill orders at an XPO facility. "Demand is increasingly for supply chain automation, robotics, and we’re really at the forefront of that industry innovation," incoming CEO Malcolm Wilson said. (XPO Logistics)

Malcolm Wilson shared his hopes and plans Jan. 15 for when he becomes the first CEO of a new company splitting from XPO Logistics Inc.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 19, 2021
Business, Logistics, Breaking News

Truck Tonnage Surges in December to First Year-Over-Year Gain Since March

Truck on snowy road On a month-to-month basis, truck tonnage in December jumped 7.4% compared to November. (THEPALMER/Getty Images)

Trucking closed the tumultuous year of 2020 on an upswing, as truck tonnage in December rose a seasonally adjusted 2.3% year-over-year and jumped 7.4% compared with November in the strongest month-over-month gain since summer, American Trucking Associations reported.

Dan Ronan and Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporters
January 19, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Kodiak Begins Regular Disengage-Free Autonomous Deliveries

Kodiak Robotics screenshot Kodiak Robotics via YouTube

Kodiak Robotics Inc. announced trucks equipped with its Kodiak Driver autonomous system have begun making regular disengage-free customer deliveries on the middle-mile route on Interstate 45 between Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 19, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx Adds New Fee for Big Shippers, Fueled by E-Commerce

Drivers for an independent contractor to FedEx unload a ground truck in Chicago. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News) Drivers for an independent contractor to FedEx unload a ground truck in Chicago. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News)

FedEx Corp. plans to add a new surcharge for its largest customers, citing higher pandemic-related costs and indicating that robust demand continues to give couriers considerable power to dictate prices.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 15, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics, Breaking News

Court Upholds FMCSA Exemption of Trucking From California Rest Break Rules

California highway traffic Traffic on Interstate 80 in Fairfield, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s determination that motor carriers are exempt from California’s stringent meal-and-rest-break rules.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 15, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Amazon Keeps Buying Jets to Move Closer to 30-Minute Delivery Dream

An Amazon Prime Air cargo jet sits parked at the DHL Worldwide Express hub of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. An Amazon Prime Air cargo jet sits parked at the DHL Worldwide Express hub of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron, Ky. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. can’t meet its one- and two-day shipping pledge to customers without an ever-expanding fleet of pricey jets.

Matt Day and Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 15, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Surging Shipping Rates Pose New Headwind for Global Economy

Shipping containers sit next to gantry cranes at the Yangshan Deepwater Port in Shanghai, China, on Jan. 11. Shipping containers sit next to gantry cranes at the Yangshan Deepwater Port in Shanghai, China, on Jan. 11. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

Shocks to supply chains are engulfing a wider swath of the global economy as the pandemic rages on, threatening to stifle Asia’s trade-led recovery just as soaring freight rates make it harder for businesses to weather another year like 2020.

January 14, 2021
Business, Equipment, Logistics

East Coast Warehouse Acquires Temp-Distribution of Maryland

Temperature-controlled logistics provider East Coast Warehouse & Distribution has acquired Temp-Distribution of Maryland Inc.

January 14, 2021

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