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Tonnage Jumps in September

Trucks on highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Truck tonnage increased on both a sequential and year-over-year basis in September, recording a 2021 high mark amid an environment where a shortage of drivers and trucks is keeping rigs fully loaded on most runs, American Trucking Associations reported Oct. 19.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 19, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100, TCA

Amazon to Hire 150,000 Workers for Seasonal Jobs

Amazon Workers retrieve boxes at an Amazon fulfillment center on June 21 in Raleigh, N.C. (Rachel Jessen/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com is ramping up its operations for the holiday shopping season, announcing Oct. 18 that it’s adding 150,000 seasonal jobs across the U.S.

Alexandria Burris | The Indy Star
October 18, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics Opens New LTL Hub in Chicago Area

XPO Team members gather for the new site opening. (XPO Logistics Inc.)

XPO Logistics Inc. opened a new less-than-truckload service center in the Chicago area, the company announced Oct. 18.

October 18, 2021
Business, Logistics

ATA’s Signature Conference Touts Workforce

MCE 2019 The exhibit floor at the 2019 Management Conference & Exhibition in San Diego. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition returns as an in-person meeting this year, providing trucking leaders with a forum to discuss pressing industry issues in a moment when moving goods efficiently across the country has never been in sharper focus.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 18, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Engagement Is Vital to Industry

I got to see up close just how important it is to be engaged with the association, and as I turn the wheel over, I want that to be the message I leave you with: Engagement is key in moving our agenda and industry forward.

Sherri Garner Brumbaugh | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
October 18, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

J.B. Hunt Reports $3.14 Billion in Revenue for Q3

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. Final Mile workers prepare to unload furniture from a truck J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. Final Mile workers prepare to unload furniture from a truck. (Sergio Flores/Bloomberg News)

J.B. Hunt Transport Services experienced both revenue and net income growth during the third quarter of 2021, the company reported Oct. 15.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 15, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

'All Hands On Deck’ at Seattle, Tacoma Ports

Port of Seattle Longshoremen work below container gantry cranes at the Port of Seattle. (Erika Schultz/Seattle Times/TNS)

Seattle and Tacoma port authorities said Oct. 13 it’s “all hands on deck” as they work to address cargo ship congestion in Puget Sound.

Akash Pasricha | The Seattle Times
October 15, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Containership Traffic Jam in Southeast Asia Worst Since April

wave in Hong Kong A man braves the waves created by Typhoon Kompasu as they crash over a promenade in Hong Kong. (Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)

Typhoon Kompasu has resulted in the worst container shipping traffic jam in months, one that now stretches throughout Southeast Asia and may take weeks to unravel.

October 15, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Crunch Time at Southern California Ports as Black Friday Nears

Gene Seroka Gene Seroka by Port of Los Angeles

One day after announcing the Port of Los Angeles will begin operating 24/7, port officials said they were working feverishly to get ready for what promises to be a busy stretch.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 14, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

In Reconciliation, Progressives Tout Climate Investments Amid GOP Pushback

Reconciliation Markey speaks during a news conference outside the Capitol Building. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

As Democrats work on a revised multitrillion-dollar budget package, Republican transportation leaders have ramped up their criticism of congressional leaders and the Biden administration.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 14, 2021