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MSC Launches Air Cargo Business

MSC ship Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg News

Mediterranean Shipping Co., the world’s largest container line, will expand into air cargo using four leased Boeing Co. wide-body freighters after missing out in a bid for Italy’s flag-carrier airline.

Bryce Baschuk | Bloomberg News
September 27, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

USPS Prices Going Up for Holiday Season

USPS A USPS worker. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

It’ll cost more to mail letters and packages this holiday season. Starting Oct. 2, the U.S. Postal Service is increasing its rates for both commercial and retail products.

Myesha Johnson | The Detroit News
September 26, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon to Hold Holiday Shopping Event in October

Amazon Boxes at an Amazon fulfillment center. (Bartek Sadowski/Bloomberg News)

Amazon said Sept. 26 that in October it will hold a second Prime Day-like shopping event, making it the latest major retailer to offer holiday deals earlier this year to entice cautious consumers struggling with tighter budgets.

Haleluya Hadero | Associated Press
September 26, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Pump Prices Soar as Supply Cracks Outweigh Weak Demand

gas A driver holds a fuel nozzle at a gas station in Sacramento earlier this year. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. is running low on gasoline on the West Coast and in the Midwest, where prices are surging on the street, defying falling futures markets.

Chunzi Xu | Bloomberg News
September 23, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics

Isaac Adds McLeod Integration

Titan truck Isaac Instruments

Fleet telematics provider Isaac Instruments announced it has completed a technology integration with McLeod Software to help joint customers streamline their operations.

September 23, 2022
Business, Logistics

Movers Coalition Visits Washington to Raise Awareness, Expand Network

Attendees at 2022 Moving & Storage Conference advocacy meeting Attendees at the Moving & Storage Conference advocacy meeting Sept. 19 (American Trucking Associations via Twitter)

American Trucking Associations’ Moving & Storage Conference highlighted combating fraudulent “rogue” operators and promoting better economic conditions during its recent advocacy meeting in Washington.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 22, 2022
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Gulf, East Coast Port Volume Rises; West Coast Activity Lags

Sky view of Port Houston August container volume at Port Houston was up 20% year-over-year, and total tonnage is 24% ahead of last year's pace through August. (Port Houston via Twitter)

Container volumes at West Coast ports are beginning to moderate but remain at a strong pace, while facilities on the Gulf and East coasts are seeing increases.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 22, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Deal That Prevented Rail Strike Still Needs Worker Support

CSX One of the affected railroads is CSX. (TT File Photo)

OMAHA, Neb. — A last-minute deal prevented a railroad strike for now, but many rail workers remain unhappy with working conditions, including some who protested outside their workplaces Sept. 21 ahead of votes to approve the new contracts.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
September 22, 2022
Business, Logistics

Walmart, Target Begin Holiday Early to Ease Inflation Sting

Target People shop at a Target store in Clifton, N.J. (Associated Press Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)

NEW YORK — Walmart and Target plan to begin offering deals and price matching offers earlier this year to keep up with Americans pressed by soaring inflation and looking for ways to ease the potential sting of holiday shopping.

Anne D’Innocenzio | Associated Press
September 22, 2022
Business, Safety, Logistics

How Truckers Ranked the 18 Busiest Interstate Highways

I-80 Nebraska Traffic on Interstate 80 in Nebraska. (Doug Kerr via Flickr)

The trucking technology company Trucker Path determined the best and worst interstate highways for truck drivers based on the availability of amenities and feedback from truck drivers.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 21, 2022