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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, TCA

New York Looking to Extend Port Authority to Buffalo

New York Port of New York and New Jersey (Getty Images)

Instead of unloading the containers at the New York port and putting them on trucks there, the idea is to unload the containers onto a train that would take them to Buffalo.

Jonathan D. Epstein | The Buffalo News, N.Y.
April 16, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

As Trade War Simmers, US Soybean Shipments Hit One-Year Low

Soybeans Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press

Shipments of American soybeans are at the lowest level since before the U.S.-China trade war in what could be a worrying sign for growers hoping for the Asian giant to accelerate purchases ahead of a trade deal.

Michael Hirtzer and Dominic Carey | Bloomberg News
April 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Opinion

Opinion: To Compete, Shippers Must Invest in Smart Technologies

To compete in the package delivery business, shippers must provide the best customer experience possible by investing in smart technologies and selecting the right delivery model, says Trevor Outman of Shipware.

Trevor Outman | Co-founder and President, Shipware
April 15, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Says US Open to Facing Penalties in China Trade Deal

Boat Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News

The United States is open to facing “repercussions” if it doesn’t live up to its commitments in a potential trade deal with China, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said, in a sign that the two sides are edging closer to an accord.

Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
April 15, 2019
Business, Safety, Logistics

Drivers Feel Safer in Hotel Rooms, Fleets Say

Holland truck on the highway Over-the-road drivers at Holland sleep in private hotel rooms, a perk that helps with recruiting, the less-than-truckload carrier says. (YRC Worldwide)

Carriers that provide paid lodging for drivers say sleeping in hotel rooms not only improves their quality of rest, but also provides them with a greater sense of security.

April 15, 2019
Business, Safety, Logistics

Some Fleets Embrace Paid Lodging for Drivers as Alternative to Sleeper Cabs

Carbon Express rig parked at motel Carbon Express provides its drivers with lodging in hotel rooms rather than having them rest in sleeper berths. The fleet purchases only daycabs. (Carbon Express)

Some companies are embracing daycabs and hotel stays for drivers, rather than sleeper cabs. Benefits include safety and better sleep.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
April 15, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Spring Snowstorm Buries Midwest, Tornadoes Possible in South

snow Snow plows clear Interstate 29 on April 11, in Sioux Falls, S.D. (Briana Sanchez/Associated Press)

Strong winds and more snow hit the Midwest on April 12 after a spring storm buried several states in snow and created dangerous travel conditions, while forecasters warned of potential weekend tornadoes in the South.

Associated Press
April 12, 2019
Business, Logistics

Port Logistics Group Expands Into Midwest

Port Logistics Group A Port Logistics Group truck. (TT File Photo)

Port Logistics Group, a Los Angeles-based warehousing and transloading company, announced its first expansion into the Midwest on April 4.

April 12, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

More Women See Roles Expanding on Family Farms

Farmers Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

As the average U.S. farmer ages, more women are stepping up as decision makers to help feed a booming global population.

Bloomberg News
April 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Retailers, Logistics Firms Expand Final-Mile Delivery to Meet Rising E-Commerce Expectations

Workhorse Group delivery drone Workhorse Group showcases an electric van and a delivery drone in the exhibit hall at Home Delivery World in Philadelphia. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics )

PHILADELPHIA — Retailers and transportation providers are embracing a blend of final-mile delivery strategies to keep pace with rapidly shifting online shopping habits.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 11, 2019

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