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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, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Colorado Renews Emergency Order for Fuel Transport

An ongoing refinery shutdown has prompted Colorado’s governor to extend a fuel supply chain emergency order enabling commercial vehicles to carry heavier fuel loads on state highways for another month.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
February 1, 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.

Government, Business, Logistics

Inland Corn Belt Ports Seek Infrastructure Funds, More Freight

Increasing freight capacity and attracting more infrastructure investments are likely outcomes of a recent federal designation expanding the inland Corn Belt Ports to span five Midwestern states.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
February 1, 2023
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

FedEx Implementing Ranking System for Delivery Contractors

FedEx Corp. is rolling out a new system for evaluating its delivery contractors that rank them like Olympic medal winners.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 31, 2023
Business, Logistics

Economy Still Shows Signs of Slow, Steady Growth

Even with a stronger-than-expected 2.9% fourth quarter increase in gross domestic product, two  prominent freight transportation economists say the threat of a recession will persist this year.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
January 31, 2023
Business, Logistics

UPS Beats Q4 Expectations; Leadership Optimistic About Labor Negotiations

UPS Inc. announced it beat expectations for fourth-quarter adjusted profit, as it prioritized shipments of high-margin packages.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
January 31, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Self-Driving Semis at Center of California Regulatory Conflict

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As California regulators explore new rules to put self-driving semitrucks on the road, labor unions are rushing to the state Legislature to ask for a new law they say will protect their jobs.

Adam Beam | Associated Press
January 31, 2023
Government, Business, Logistics

Biden Kicks Off Work to Relieve East Coast Amtrak Bottleneck

President Joe Biden kicked off a project to replace a 150-year-old Baltimore rail tunnel that’s slowing train traffic along the Northeast Corridor.

January 30, 2023
Business, Logistics

Trucking Groups Urge Reservation Changes at Southern California Ports

Harbor Trucking Association and California Trucking Association are urging the leadership of the two major Southern California ports to create a pilot program for a single, interoperable, complexwide appointment system for drayage and other trucks.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
January 30, 2023
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Missouri Awards $5.9 Million in Grants for CDLs, Related Training

Four Missouri educational institutions will receive $5.9 million in truck driver training funds — part of $30 million given to 19 organizations through workforce training grants awarded by the state department of economic development.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
January 30, 2023
Business, Logistics

Trucking M&A Expert Doesn’t Expect Slowdown

The market for mergers and acquisitions in trucking is poised to stay robust, but could undergo some changes, an expert said during a recent industry event.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 27, 2023