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NRF Seeks Meeting With Biden Over Port Congestion Issues

Port of Los Angeles The Port of LA. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Congestion and delays in the supply chain continue to be a major headache for the nation’s retailers and now the National Retail Federation has asked President Joe Biden for a face-to-face meeting to discuss what can be done to improve the long delays.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 16, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Carriers, Independent Contractors Oppose California AB 5 Contractor Law

Truck on highway A truck travels on I-15 in California. (Bim/Getty Images)

Trade organizations representing motor carriers and independent owner-operators alike say they strongly oppose a new California law that aims to reclassify large numbers of independent contractors as company employees, according to new documents filed in a recent appellate court challenge to the law.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 16, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

GM, Wabtec Agree to Make Electric and Hydrogen-Powered Trains

A crew works near locomotives stored at the Wabtec Corp. location in Lawrence Park Township, Pa. A crew works near locomotives stored at the Wabtec Corp. location in Lawrence Park Township, Pa. (Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News)

General Motors Co. and Wabtec Corp. have signed a nonbinding agreement to build locomotive engines using the automaker’s Ultium electric battery and its Hydrotec hydrogen fuel-cell system, the companies said June 15.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
June 15, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Concerns Mount Over CN, KCS Rail Merger as Timetable Set for Regulatory Review

KCS A KCS train in Mexico. (Kansas City Southern)

The Surface Transportation Board is taking public comments until June 28 on the proposed multibillion dollar merger of Class I freight rail companies Canadian National and Kansas City Southern.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 14, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Cabinet Secretaries Launch Roadshow to Sell Biden Infrastructure Plan

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh visits the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh visits the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge in southeast Washington on May 19. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press)

Marty Walsh and a handful of other Cabinet secretaries have launched an ambitious travel schedule to promote the infrastructure plan and the larger Biden agenda.

Ashraf Khalil | Associated Press
June 14, 2021
Business, Logistics, Breaking News

GlobalTranz, Worldwide Express Announce Merger

GlobalTranz and Worldwide Express logos metamorworks/Getty Images

GlobalTranz Enterprises and Worldwide Express are merging in a deal announced June 11, bringing together two non-asset-based providers of logistics services.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 11, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

JBS Paid Hackers $11 Million After Hack Closed Plants

A person walks outside the JBS Beef Production facility in Greeley, Colo., on June 1. A person walks outside the JBS Beef Production facility in Greeley, Colo., on June 1. (Michael Ciaglo/Bloomberg News)

JBS USA said it paid $11 million in ransom to criminals responsible for the cyberattack that disrupted meat processing across North America and Australia, the latest high profile example of large corporations falling prey to extortion.

June 10, 2021
Technology, Logistics

Reliable. Cost-Effective. Are You Destined for the Cloud?

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Stream Date: June 10, 2021. Cost-Savings. Security. Uptime. Explore the basics and learn just what a move to the cloud for services, hosting, computing and executing applications can do for your business success quickly and painlessly.  Experts share why a switch to the cloud is a “must” for companies in the transportation and logistics space. 

June 10, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Connecticut Lawmakers Push Through New Tax on Trucks

Legislators this week in Hartford, Conn., approved a new user fee on large trucks. Legislators this week in Hartford, Conn., approved a new user fee on large trucks. (SeanPavonePhoto/Getty Images)

The Connecticut General Assembly approved a bill that would impose a highway use fee on heavy commercial trucks.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 10, 2021
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Supply Chain to Remain Backed Up Until 2022, Experts Say

Port of Los Angeles Trucks line up near shipping containers stacked near gantry cranes at the Port of Los Angeles. (Bing Guan/Bloomberg News)

Imported cargo shipments to the U.S. are expected to remain at a record or near-record levels for several more months as consumer spending continues to restart the pandemic-damaged economy. But industry experts say all of that buying is clogging an already overtaxed supply chain.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 9, 2021

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