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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

House Panel Advances I-27 Naming Bill

A freight route in Texas would formally be issued a name under legislation recently advanced by a committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 21, 2023

Infographic: Ryder’s Foundation for a Successful Freight Brokerage

Globally, supply chains are facing unprecedented levels of disruption. As a result, shippers and carriers are challenged more than ever to keep goods moving while remaining profitable. While most brokerages point to technology as the key to achieving success, today’s setbacks have proven that technology alone isn’t enough.

Business, Logistics, Breaking News

October Truck Tonnage Up Month-to-Month, Down Year-to-Year

Truck tonnage on an annual basis declined for an eighth consecutive month in October but improved slightly on a month-to-month basis, according to American Trucking Associations.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
November 21, 2023
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Major Shippers Don’t Predict Issues Meeting Holiday Demand

Carriers like the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx and UPS Inc. have capacity to meet projected demand this holiday season, which is cheery news for shippers and shoppers alike.

David Sharp | Associated Press
November 21, 2023
Government, Business, Logistics

New Truck Lanes Opened at Calexico Border With Mexico

Two new northbound truck lanes opened Nov. 15 at the Calexico East Land Port of Entry, where 453,000 commercial trucks cross into the U.S. from Mexico each year.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
November 20, 2023
Business, Logistics

West Coast Ports See Rebound in Container Volumes

Twin Southern California ports Long Beach and Los Angeles reported solid year-over-year increases in cargo container volume in October.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
November 20, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

UPS Broadens Search for Electric Vans Amid Arrival’s Woes

UPS Inc.’s push to adopt battery-powered delivery trucks hit a snag due to financial troubles at Arrival SA, a European electric vehicle startup that’s running out of cash.

November 17, 2023
Government, Business, Logistics

New FMCSA Rule Targets Fraudulent Brokerage Operations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is amending its complex regulation pertaining to financial responsibility requirements for brokers of property and freight forwarders.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 16, 2023
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

FMCSA Rule Restricts Emergency HOS Waivers to 14 Days

A rule recently adopted by FMCSA cuts from 30 to 14 the maximum number of days a state may waive HOS regulations during a state of emergency, a move that has drawn criticism from stakeholders.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 16, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Trucking Grapples With Evolving Cargo Theft Risks in Q3

Trucking continued to deal with a high number of cargo thefts during the third quarter as criminals take advantage of the tighter economy.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 16, 2023
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Robots Outnumber People 15-to-1 at Massive New UPS Warehouse

UPS Inc. just opened its largest warehouse, and plans to fill the $79 million facility with more than 3,000 robots by next year to handle tasks like lifting and reduce the need for manual labor.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
November 15, 2023