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Transport Topics
February 12, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Calls Amazon’s HQ2 Jobs ‘Mission Critical’

Amazon Bartek Sadowski/Bloomberg News

Defending the incentive package to attract Amazon.com Inc.’s HQ2 to New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio said the prospect of the tech giant bringing tens of thousands of jobs to the area was “mission critical.”

Molly Schuetz and Martin Z Braun | Bloomberg News
February 12, 2019
Business, Logistics

SteelRiver Infrastructure Looking to Sell Patriot Rail

Railroad tracks Getty Images

SteelRiver Infrastructure Partners is seeking a buyer for Patriot Rail Co., a transportation business that could fetch more than $600 million, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Gillian Tan | Bloomberg News
February 12, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Analyst Says Fuel Supply Inadequate for Ocean Shippers to Comply With New Rule

Ship Akio Kon/Bloomberg News

Not enough low-sulfur fuel oil is available to replace the fuels used by marine shippers ahead of a fast-approaching regulation, according to analysis by Wood Mackenzie.

Erin Douglas | Houston Chronicle
February 11, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

Robot Package Delivery Trucks Developed in Detroit Ready for China, US

Quadrobot CEO and Chairman Mike Wang Quadrobot CEO and Chairman Mike Wang via Detroit Free Press/Tribune Content Agency

Looking like a delegation of toasters from space, a generation of electrically powered, self-driving mail trucks will roll out of a suburban Detroit industrial park later this year. Their mission: Revolutionize mail and package delivery.

Mark Phelan | Detroit Free Press
February 11, 2019
Business, Logistics

Tech Startup ePallet Raises $3 Million to Fund 2019 Growth

ePallet Inc., a California-based firm that provides technology to enable food shippers and consumers to buy and sell products in pallet-size quantities direct from manufacturers and food processing firms, has said it has raised $3 million in funding.

February 11, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

U.S. Xpress Enterprises' Efficiency Moves Pay Off

U.S. XPress truck drives by headquarters TT file photo

Efforts by dry van truckload carrier U.S. Xpress Enterprises to boost profits by improving the efficiency of its trucking operations are paying off.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
February 8, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Amazon Reconsidering NYC Headquarters After Opposition

Amazon NYC residents protesting Amazon outside City Hall. (Sangsuk Sylvia Kang/Bloomberg News)

Amazon.com Inc. is reconsidering its plan to build a corporate campus in New York after facing a wave of opposition, according to a news report that cited unnamed people familiar with the matter.

Henry Goldman and Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
February 8, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Tesla to Cut 1,000 Jobs Starting March 20

Tesla Elon Musk at Tesla headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Tesla’s Fremont factory will be the hardest hit in California by the global job cuts the electric vehicle maker announced last month.

Levi Sumagaysay | The Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.)
February 8, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Ford Investing $1 Billion in High-Profit SUV Plants

Ford Revealing of the 2020 Ford Explorer, CEO Jim Hackett right. (Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News)

Ford Motor Co. is investing $1 billion in two Chicago factories and hiring 500 workers to expand its ability to crank out high-profit sport utility vehicles, including its new Explorer.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
February 8, 2019