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Executives Discuss Long-Term Effects of Pandemic on Supply Chain

Panel From left to right: TT's Seth Clevenger, England and Wilkerson at the panel. (Screenshot)

Executives from C.R. England and XPO Logistics said their customers are looking for stable, nimble and innovative partners to help them navigate an economic environment that remains uncertain several months into the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the video from the TT/CQ Roll Call Symposium.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 8, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Watch the Replay: Future of Freight and Supply Chain Symposium

The Future of Freight and Supply Chain Symposium

Trucking execs from XPO Logistics, C.R. England, NFI Industries, YRC Worldwide and Transfix were among the guests featured during our Oct. 8 TT/CQ Roll Call virtual symposium, "The Future of Freight and Supply Chain Management." Watch the replay now.

October 7, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Sustainable Supply Chains Grow More Important

hydrogen vehicle California Hydrogen via Vimeo

A growing number of corporations have sustainability goals, according to a new study by Coyote Logistics, and are looking for the supply chain to amplify those efforts.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 7, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

US Trade Deficit Widened in August to Largest Since 2006

Tugboats guide a container ship arriving at the Port of Los Angeles on April 1. Tugboats guide a container ship arriving at the Port of Los Angeles on April 1. (Tim Rue/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. trade deficit widened in August to the largest since 2006 as the nation imported a record amount of consumer goods amid a pickup in demand ahead of the holiday shopping season.

October 6, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Transfix Launches Fleet Management Tool for Small, Midsize Carriers

Trucks on road John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Transfix launched a free fleet management service geared toward small and midsize carriers, the company announced Oct. 6.

October 6, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

KeepTruckin Expands Into Freight Matching

Keep Truckin Smart Load Board KeepTruckin

KeepTruckin announced Oct. 6 that it is expanding beyond fleet management technology with the launch of its freight matching service.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2020
Government, Logistics

USPS: Election Is at Risk Over Conflicting Injunctions

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy speaks during a hearing on Aug. 24. (Tom Williams/Pool via AP) Postmaster General Louis DeJoy speaks during a House Oversight and REform Committee hearing on Aug. 24. (Tom Williams/Pool via AP)

The delivery of election mail could be disrupted by operational changes arising from competing national court orders, the U.S. Postal Service warned.

Erik Larson | Bloomberg News
October 6, 2020
Business, Logistics

Shippers, Retailers Work to Spread Out Holiday Surge Season to Ease Capacity Constraint

holiday sorting Insiders believe if peak season moves up, return season may begin in early January. (Andrew Harrer/ Bloomberg News)

COVID-19 has accelerated the transformation to e-commerce, and significant growth in e-commerce sales is creating capacity concerns. Retailers are expected to move up holiday promotions to help spread out the peak shipping season.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
October 6, 2020
Business, Logistics

Carriers Prepare for Increasing Surge to Supply Chain in E-Commerce Push

FedEx warehouse As the peak season preparation begins, fleets such as FedEx have been seeing peaklike level volumes since March. (FedEx)

E-commerce is expected to continue to grow throughout the holiday season, placing added strain on the supply chain and increasing demand for final-mile deliveries.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
October 6, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Port of Rotterdam Pilot Uses AI Microgrid to Trade Renewables

Container ships sit docked at the Port of Rotterdam on Sept. 21. Container ships sit docked at the Port of Rotterdam on Sept. 21. (Peter Boer/Bloomberg News)

The Port of Rotterdam is testing technology to manage and trade renewable energy consumption, finding the effort has already made a significant cost savings.

Ronan Martin | Bloomberg News
October 5, 2020

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