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Truck Tonnage Up 4.3% Year-Over-Year on Coronavirus Surge

Trucks on highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Truck tonnage rose 4.3% year-over-year in March on gains in selected business sectors, according to American Trucking Associations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 21, 2020
Business, Fuel, Logistics

World’s Biggest Oil Storage Firm Says Almost All Space Sold

Storage containers stand at an oil terminal, operated by Koninklijke Vopak NV, at the Port of Rotterdam in Netherlands in April 2017. Storage containers stand at an oil terminal, operated by Koninklijke Vopak NV, at the Port of Rotterdam in Netherlands in April 2017. (Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News)

The world’s biggest independent oil storage company has all but run out of space for crude and refined products as a result of the fast-expanding glut that COVID-19 has created.

Fred Pals and Jack Wittels | Bloomberg News
April 21, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Covenant Relocates Texarkana Terminal Operations

Covenant truck Covenant Transport

Covenant Transportation Group is planning to close its Texarkana, Ark., terminal and relocate operations to other facilities, the company announced April 20.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 21, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

FRA Announces $311 Million in Funding Availability

Railroad at sunset Getty Images

More than $311 million in funding is available for projects designed to improve freight and passenger rail connectivity, federal railroad regulators announced this month.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 20, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100, TCA

UPS Shipping First Ventilators From GM Facility to Hospitals

A UPS cargo plane is pushed from its gate after being loaded at the company's Worldport hub in Louisville, Ky., in November 2015. A UPS cargo plane is pushed from its gate after being loaded at the company's Worldport hub in Louisville, Ky., in November 2015. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)

UPS is shipping ventilators made in a General Motors facility to hospitals in the Chicago area.

Kelly Yamanouchi | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 17, 2020
Business, Logistics

Amazon Nudges Customers Away From Nonessential Items

A truck featuring the Amazon Prime logo heads toward a fulfillment center in the United Kingdom on March 30. A truck featuring the Amazon Prime logo heads toward a fulfillment center in the United Kingdom on March 30. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

The pandemic has many of us acting in unusual ways, and the world’s largest e-commerce company is no exception: Amazon.com has begun discouraging users from buying things they don’t need.

Eric Newcomer | Bloomberg News
April 17, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Convoy Underwrites Cost to Ship to Local Food Banks

Convoy A Convoy exhibit at a 2019 industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Digital freight broker Convoy announced it will pay the trucking costs for any food-producing business in the U.S. wanting to donate a truckload of product to a local food bank.

April 17, 2020
Business, Equipment, Logistics

TireHub Relocates Two Texas Facilities

TireHub relocated two Texas logistics centers to provide expanded services and greater inventory, the company announced April 15.

April 17, 2020
Business, Logistics

The Global Airline Shutdown Has a Surprise Victim: Gold Miners

Workers enter the Gran Colombia Gold Corp. mine in Colombia on Jan. 27. Workers enter the Gran Colombia Gold Corp. mine in Colombia on Jan. 27. (Nicolo Filippo Rosso/Bloomberg News)

The collapse in commercial air travel amid global coronavirus restrictions has an unexpected casualty — gold miners looking to transport their metal to refineries.

David Stringer | Bloomberg News
April 17, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Food Makers See Issues Now that Panic Buying Has Waned

Chairs sit on the tables of a closed restaurant in New Orleans on April 8. Chairs sit on the tables of a closed restaurant in New Orleans on April 8. (Sophia Germer/Bloomberg News)

Some of America’s largest food companies are finally feeling the pinch with restaurants across the U.S. remaining closed for weeks as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

April 16, 2020

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