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Convoy Launches Go Marketplace for Preloaded Trailers

Convoy booth at MATS 2018 Convoy's booth at MATS 2018. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Convoy, a trucking network and platform based in Seattle, launched Convoy Go, a marketplace that allows any carrier or owner-operator in the United States to start hauling preloaded trailers and to operate at the same level as large asset-based carriers, according to a company news release April 18.

April 22, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Roadrunner Board Nominates Donald Brown, Christopher Jamroz

Roadrunner truck Roadrunner Transportation Services

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc.’s board of directors has nominated Donald Brown and Christopher Jamroz for election to the board at its annual meeting to be held May 22.

April 22, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Investors Pour More Money Into Warehouse Tech Startups

warehouse Flowspace X ShipHawk Testimonial via YouTube

Flowspace, a technology firm that helps businesses manage warehousing and fulfillment services, received $12 million in funding from an investment group led by Canvas Ventures.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 18, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Autonomous

Transport Topics Wins Eight Regional Azbee Awards

MCE coverage screenshots and Azbee Award

WASHINGTON — Transport Topics collected honors in eight categories, including a gold award for its coverage of the 2018 Management Conference & Exhibition, as the American Society of Business Publication Editors handed out its 2019 Mid-Atlantic Azbee Awards on April 17.

Transport Topics
April 17, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Army Corps of Engineers Takes Heat in Wake of Missouri River Flooding

Meeting Maj. Gen. Scott Spellmon, center left, and John Remus of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Nati Harnik/Associated Press)

The federal agency that manages dams along the Missouri River received stern criticism from several U.S. senators earlier this month during a hearing held to examine the massive flooding that caused more than $3 billion in damage in the Midwest.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
April 17, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon Is Said to Prepare Closing of Chinese E-Commerce Store

Amazon Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News

Amazon.com is preparing to close a Chinese online store that caters to mainland consumers, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Bloomberg News
April 17, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Growth Continues, but Risk of Recession Looms Larger, Economist Says

Roadrunner Transportation Systems trailers Roadrunner Transportation Systems via Facebook

ORLANDO, Fla. — Freight brokerage and third-party logistics firms can expect another year of positive business growth before facing an increased threat of recession, according to economist Noel Perry.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 17, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

FMCSA Grants Ag Haulers a Five-Year Exemption Permitting New Cargo Securement Techniques

Strawberries are loaded onto a truck Strawberries are loaded onto a truck in Florida. (Mark Elias/Bloomberg News)

Federal regulators have granted a five-year exemption to the Agricultural & Food Transporters Conference of American Trucking Associations, clearing a variety of alternative methods to secure agricultural commodities grouped into large singular units.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 17, 2019
Business, Logistics

PepsiCo Shares Climb to Highest on Record

pepsi TT File Photo

Call it the nostalgia factor: PepsiCo Inc. is getting a boost from some of its classic brands. The snack and beverage giant posted quarterly results that beat estimates, sending shares to the highest since at least 1980.

Craig Giammona | Bloomberg News
April 17, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Virginia Lawmakers Approve Gov. Ralph Northam’s Funding Plan for I-81

I-81 at Roanoke, Va. Traffic on Interstate 81 in Roanoke County, Va. (Virginia Department of Transportation/Flickr)

Virginia’s General Assembly has approved Gov. Ralph Northam’s fundraising suggestions for Interstate 81 improvements.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 17, 2019