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.
Port Leaders Look to Future
WASHINGTON — White House Supply Chain Envoy Stephen Lyons told attendees at the AAPA Legislative Summit that the nation’s transportation system was severely tested during recent years.
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BNSF Train Derailment in Minnesota Prompts Evacuations
A train hauling ethanol and corn syrup derailed and caught fire in Minnesota early March 30, and nearby residents were ordered to evacuate their homes, authorities said.March 30, 2023
RXO Opens New Cross-Border Facility in Texas
RXO celebrated the grand opening of its newest cross-border facility in Laredo, Texas, the company announced March 29.
North Dakota Expands Overweight, Oversize Permit Options
Trucking companies in North Dakota are going to be able to have greater flexibility and efficiency serving the agriculture industry with overweight and oversize permits due to a new law passed at the request of the state highway patrol.
Trade Groups Urge Biden on West Coast Port Talks
A coalition of 238 national, state and local trade associations — including American Trucking Associations — wrote to President Joe Biden on March 24, urging the administration to take a more active role in the West Coast port labor negotiations.
Georgia Senate Backs Higher Truck Weights
The Georgia state Senate on March 23 approved a measure that would temporarily allow vehicles carrying forestry and agricultural products to weigh up to 88,000 pounds on Georgia roads.
US Transborder Truck Freight Jumps 13% in January
North American transborder truck freight in January jumped nearly 13% year-over-year, according to Bureau of Transportation Statistics figures released March 22.
Vote on FAA Nominee Delayed Amid GOP Opposition
A vote on President Joe Biden’s choice to run the Federal Aviation Administration was delayed indefinitely March 22 in the face of an opposition blitz by Republicans, who say the nominee lacks enough experience in aviation to lead the agency, which is under pressure to stem a surge in dangerous close calls between planes.
Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw Grilled on Safety Measures
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan consensus that Congress should toughen railroad regulations emerged March 22 as senators heard fresh testimony on February's fiery hazardous train derailment.
Congress Addresses Freight Safety Proposals
In reviewing the connectivity of the country’s supply chain, the leader of the freight policy committee in the Senate called for modernizing transportation systems to improve safety.