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Regional Planners Should Weigh Local, Logistical Needs, Experts Say

Trucks in a line Getty Images

Regional planners should balance the interests of freight haulers and local residents as they consider transportation needs, according to experts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 16, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Crunch Time Coming for World’s Supply Chains

Trucks stand in a queue while waiting to cross the border from Hungary into Romania on April 8. Trucks stand in a queue while waiting to cross the border from Hungary into Romania on April 8. (Akos Stiller/Bloomberg News)

COVID-19 is about to put the global trading system through its most dramatic stress test since World War II, with supply lines for essential food and medical goods entering a critical phase as the pandemic peaks in the U.S. and Europe.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
April 16, 2020
Business, Logistics

Virus Causing Disruptions at Europe’s Largest Port

Ship-to-shore cranes are seen at the Port of Rotterdam. Ship-to-shore cranes are seen at the Port of Rotterdam. (Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg News)

The coronavirus is set to further damage trade in the coming months, threatening supply chains and causing oil inventories to swell, according to the head of Europe’s largest port, Rotterdam.

Fred Pals | Bloomberg News
April 16, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Feds Lean on Carriers in Fight Against the Coronavirus

Project Airbridge UPS Project Airbridge flight unloads in Louisville. (UPS Inc.)

Trucking companies are diligently working with the federal government in an effort to defeat the coronavirus.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 15, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Some Truck Makers Look to Restart in April

A Peterbilt truck on the assembly line A Peterbilt truck on the assembly line. Peterbilt is a division of Paccar, which is planning to restart production April 20. (Riverside Transport Inc. via YouTube)

Schedules vary, but efforts to restart truck plants are stirring again as the second half of April begins.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 15, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Amazon May Stop French Deliveries After Court Order

Employees observe social distancing due to the coronavirus at the entrance of an Amazon facility in France on April 9. Employees observe social distancing due to the coronavirus at the entrance of an Amazon facility in France on April 9. (Michel Spingler/Associated Press)

Amazon .com Inc. threatened to stop activity at its fulfillment centers in France after a court order banned the sale of non-essential goods, concluding the retailer isn’t doing enough to protect staff from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Helene Fouquet | Bloomberg News
April 15, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Automakers Will Need Months to Restart Factories

New vehicles sit parked outside the idled Fiat Chrysler Jefferson North Plant in Detroit on March 23. New vehicles sit parked outside the idled Fiat Chrysler Jefferson North Plant in Detroit on March 23. (Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg News)

Automakers are anxious to get their assembly lines rolling again, especially since leaving factories idle is costing them billions of dollars by the week.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
April 15, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics

Amazon Vows to Fight French Court Ban on Nonessential Sales

Amazon conveyor Empty cardboard boxes pass along a conveyor from the packing station at an Amazon fulfillment center in Koblenz, Germany. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg)

Amazon.com was handed a French ban on sales of nonessential items after losing the first round of a court fight with labor unions that said the company wasn’t doing enough to protect staff from the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 14, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Coronavirus Stimulus Boosts Access for Funding Harbors, Ports

The Port of New York and New Jersey The Port of New York and New Jersey. The funding is to be used for dredging at ports and harbors. (Port of New York and New Jersey)

Additional funding for the Army Corps of Engineers to pursue port maintenance projects was approved in the $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package that recently was signed into law.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 14, 2020
Business, Logistics

Regency Transportation Acquires S&M Transport

Regency Transportation & Distribution trucks Regency Transportation & Distribution trucks. Company President Ed Rodricks said, "We’ve been trying to grow our footprint in New Jersey for some time.” S&M Transport is located in Edison, N.J. (Regency Transportation & Distribution)

Regency Transportation & Distribution has acquired the assets of S&M Transport of Edison, N.J., the company announced April 13.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 13, 2020

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