Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Container Farms: A New Type of Agriculture

Forklift picks up container at Freight Farms production facility A forklift truck picks up a container at the Freight Farms production facility. (Freight Farms)

Innovators within the produce industry are breaking the boundaries of food production — by growing crops not in fields, but in recycled shipping containers.

Keegan Wiggins | Special to Transport Topics
August 20, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100, Opinion

The Rise of Amazon Logistics

Stacked Amazon Prime boxes. Amazon packages sit at a doorstep in Maryland after delivery. (Shutterstock)

Amazon's announcement last month was a stay of execution, not a reprieve, and it’s only a matter of time before the company reveals plans for a comprehensive logistics network.

Eytan Buchman | Vice President of Marketing at Freightos
August 20, 2018
Technology, Logistics, Top 100, Opinion

Building a Case for True Collaboration

Two truck drivers having a meeting using a tablet computer. Two truck drivers having a meeting using a tablet computer. (Getty Images)

Even in today’s technology advanced environment, matching freight with capacity, particu­larly in the spot market, remains a labor-­intensive process.

Noam Frankel | CEO of FreightFriend
August 20, 2018
Safety, Logistics, Top 100, Opinion

Examining Sources of Driver Stress

The lifestyle of a truck driver can take a toll on emotional and physical health. Recent ATA statistics showed driver turnover rates in excess of 90% last year. (Getty Images)

In a 2017 study, researchers asked truck drivers about the profession. Here's what they learned, and how it could impact the future.

Stephanie Thomas | Clinical Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management, University of Arkansas
August 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100, Opinion

Fixing the Final-Mile Delivery Mess

Truck out for delivery in urban area. New approaches are needed to meet the demands of urban final-mile delivery. (TT File Photo)

Though it seems like every week there's a new startup introduced to the field, last-mile retail delivery is still a mess.

Will Salter | CEO, Paragon Software Systems
August 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Orchestrating the Supply Chain

Flatbed truck carrying lumber. A flatbed truck carries lumber. (TT File Photo)

An increasingly constrained freight market is ratcheting up the pressure on shippers to improve the performance of their supply chains and make better use of the limited hauling capacity of their own private fleets and for-hire carriers.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
August 20, 2018
Business, Logistics

Love’s New Oregon Site to Have 72 Truck Parking Spaces

Love's Travel Stop Love's Travel Stops

Love’s Travel Stops opened a facility in Millersburg, Ore., off Interstate 5.

Transport Topics
August 17, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA, Top 100

Pennsylvania Borough Could Be New Home for $7.5 Million, 80-Bay Trucking Facility

R+L Carriers truck John Sommers II for Transport Topics

JERMYN, Pa. ­— The borough could be the new home of a $7.5 million, 80-bay trucking facility for R+L Carriers.

Frank Wilkes Lesnefsky | The (Scranton, Pa.) Times-Tribune
August 17, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Volvo May Be About to Surprise Its Investors, but in a Good Way

Volvo truck Volvo VNL by Volvo Trucks

Volvo AB, the world’s second-biggest maker of trucks, is about to increase its market value by about a fifth, if analyst estimates are to be believed.

Niclas Rolander and Niklas Magnusson | Bloomberg News
August 17, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Nation’s Largest Ports Report Record TEU Volume Levels Ahead of Tariffs

Port of Los Angeles Cranes load and unload shipping containers as trucks cross the Vincent Thomas Bridge at the Port of Los Angeles. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Business is booming at many of the nation’s largest ports, fueled by a strong U.S. economy and, according to experts, a rush to import and export goods before the Trump administration’s tariffs take hold on products from China and other nations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 16, 2018