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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

Romaine Recall Causes Disruption in Trucking Industry

Romaine lettuce Getty Images

Romaine lettuce is shipping again after a late November outbreak of E. coli, but only after the federal government began a new round of negotiating with producers for changes in tracking.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 3, 2018
Business, Fuel, Logistics

Approved Wholesale Expands With Baltimore Hub

Approved Wholesale, the petroleum and renewable fuels division of the Approved Cos., has announced the expansion of operations into Baltimore.

Transport Topics
December 3, 2018
Business, Logistics

Logistics Startup Shipsi Raises $1.9 Million in Seed Funding

Logistics startup Shipsi has raised $1.9 million in its most recent round of funding, the company announced in a Nov. 28 press release. The seed funding follows an initial self-injection of $350,000 and a friends-and-family raise of $380,000.

Transport Topics
November 30, 2018
Business, Fuel, Logistics

Crowley Merges Liner Services Unit Into Crowley Logistics

Crowley Logistics truck Crowley Logistics

Crowley Maritime Corp., a provider of marine solutions, energy and logistics services, announced it would complete the merger of its liner services group into Crowley Logistics come Jan. 1.

Transport Topics
November 30, 2018
Government, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

DHL Turns to Robots to Equip US Warehouses for E-Commerce

DHL Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Worldwide delivery service DHL is deploying artificial intelligence, self-driving vehicles and product-picking robots at its warehouses in North America to help handle the surge in e-commerce demand.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
November 30, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Trucking Braces for Fallout From GM Plant Closings

GM Lordstown, Ohio, plant GM's assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio, is set to close in 2019. (General Motors)

The decision by General Motors to cease production at five of its factories in the United States and Canada will have consequences for trucking companies that serve those plants.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
November 29, 2018
Business, Logistics

DSV Canada Breaks Ground on Ontario Facility

DSV An employee processes orders at a DSV warehouse. (TT File Photo)

DSV Canada, a supply chain service provider and manager, has broken ground on a 1.1-million-square-foot facility in Milton, Ontario, according to a Nov. 28 press release.

Transport Topics
November 29, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Alberta Buying Rail Cars to Ship Crude Amid Pipeline Pinch

Crude rail cars Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Alberta is working to buy railcars to help ship more crude as pipeline bottlenecks have the oil-rich province grappling with historic low prices.

Kevin Orland and Greg Quinn | Bloomberg News
November 29, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Jack Cooper Holdings Acquires Assets of Selland Auto Transport

Jack Cooper truck hauling Corvettes Jack Cooper trailers hold Corvettes. (Jack Cooper Holdings)

Jack Cooper Holdings has acquired the assets of Seattle-based Selland Auto Transport, a move that extends the car hauler’s presence in the western United States and provides more balance to the firm’s delivery network.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
November 29, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Retail Federation Says Trucking Industry Has Enough Capacity to Meet Holiday Demand

Shopper carrying items in decorated store A shopper gets an early start at J.C. Penney in Garden City, N.Y., on Nov. 22. (David Williams/Bloomberg)

The National Retail Federation said the 2018 holiday shopping season is off to an excellent start, and the tight capacity of the trucking industry is not a factor so far as retailers have more than enough inventory in stock to carry them through the end of the year.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 29, 2018

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