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Roadrunner Sells Flatbed Operation

Roadrunner Roadrunner Transportation Systems via Facebook

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. announced the sale of its flatbed business unit for $30 million in cash, subject to customary purchase price and working capital adjustments.

December 9, 2019
Business, Logistics

Where’s My Amazon Package? It May Be Late

Amazon packages Lynne Sladky/AP

NEW YORK — It’s just a week into the holiday shopping season, and Amazon already  is having trouble getting packages to shoppers’ doorsteps on time.

Joseph Pisani | Associated Press
December 6, 2019
Business, Safety, Logistics

Lineage Acquires Emergent Cold as Refrigerated Supply Heats Up

Lineage Logistics facility in Sunnyvale, Texas Loading docks at the Sunnyvale, Texas, Lineage Logistics facility. (Lineage Logistics)

Lineage Logistics Holdings said it will acquire Emergent Cold in the latest consolidation of cold-storage companies that do business globally.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 5, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Possibilities, Costs ‘Enormous’ for A2A Rail

Alaska railroad Railroad track by the Lower Trail Lake in the Chugach National Forest in Alaska. Canadian rail lines currently get as close to Alaska as Whitehorse in the Yukon. (Getty Images)

The backers of a new rail line to link Alaska to Canada and Lower 48 markets insist it would generate upward of $5 billion of freight revenue through the state.

Elwood Brehmer | Alaska Journal of Commerce
December 5, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Savannah on Track for Record Year

Port of Savannah Georgia Ports Authority

The Georgia Ports Authority is on track to set yet another record with more than 4.6 million 20-foot equivalent container units.

Katie Nussbaum | Savannah (Ga.) Morning News
December 4, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Michigan Lawmakers Weigh Bill on Tolling Feasibility Study

Detroit road Gratiot Avenue in Detroit. State Sen. John Bizon said it's too early to tell which routes might be suitable for tolls. (Getty Images)

Michigan legislators are considering a bill that would authorize a study on the feasibility of tolling certain highways.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 4, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Tunnel Planned for California Bullet Train Under Burbank Airport

A view of the Burbank airport A view of the Burbank airport. It sits in Southern California path of bullet train proposed by the California High-Speed Rail Authority. (Jorge Villalba/Getty Images)

The complexity of building a bullet train through Southern California’s urban maze is leading state officials to consider two major additions: a tunnel under the Burbank airport and a project that would help a freight railroad expand its switching yards in the Inland Empire.

Ralph Vartabedian | Los Angeles Times
December 3, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

CN Rail Downgrades Financial Outlook as Result of Strike

CN train Canadian National Railway CEO JJ Ruest said the company is recovering well from the eight-day strike. But the railroad did downgrade its financial picture for the rest of the year. (Canadian National)

Canadian National Railway is making a quick recovery from the eight-day strike by 3,200 Teamsters Canada Rail Conference conductors and yard crews, according to the Montreal-based railroad.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 3, 2019
Business, Logistics

Advantage Reinvests in Capital City Trucking

Capital City trailer Capital City trailer by Landshark

Advantage Capital announced a $3.37 million investment in Richland, Miss.-based Capital City Trucking.

December 2, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, TCA

3PL Giant Kenco Offers Residential Delivery

Kenco truck Kenco Group

Logistics giant Kenco has started offering “white glove” home delivery of merchandise for some of its business customers in five areas of the country, including Chattanooga, Tenn., with plans to expand the service.

Mike Pare | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
December 2, 2019