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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.

Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Prognostics Takes Shape as the Future of Truck Repair

Dart Transit truck Dart Transit

Condition-based maintenance is coming to commercial vehicles, and bringing with it transformative possibilities to expand real-time operational insights, foster an improved warranty process and, perhaps, accelerate sales of replacement parts, experts said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 11, 2019
Business, Logistics

Iceland Builds Arctic Port as Global Shipping Routes Get Redrawn

A national flag is seen on the hull of a commercial fishing vessel moored in the harbor in Reykjavik, Iceland (Arnaldur Halldorsson/Bloomberg News)

As global warming creates shipping routes that can cut across the northern tip of the planet, a new port is being built on the fringe of the Arctic circle.

Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir | Bloomberg News
April 11, 2019
Business, Safety, Logistics

Spring Blizzard Set to Strike Great Plains, Midwest

Chicago Downtown Chicago after a snowfall this winter. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News)

A potentially record-breaking storm is squeezing the warmth from spring as it brings snow and howling winds across the Great Plains and threatens to flood rivers from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
April 10, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Spokane, Wash., to Get $200 Million in Transportation Funds

A section of I-90 in Spokane, Wash. (Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

The Washington state Senate and House both passed $10 billion, two-year transportation spending bills in the last two weeks, with nearly $200 million dedicated to projects in the Spokane area.

Nicholas Deshais | The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.)
April 9, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Looking to Impose New Tariffs on European Union

Martin Meissner/Associated Press

The Trump administration wants to tax $11.2 billion worth of EU goods — from airplanes to Gouda cheese — in a move that some experts say marks another attempt by the administration to use tariffs to reshape global trade in its favor.

Carlo Piovano | Associated Press
April 9, 2019
Business, Logistics

Warehouse Operator Burris Logistics to Acquire Trinity Logistics

Burris Logistics A Burris Freight Management truck. (Burris Freight Management)

Burris Logistics and Trinity Logistics have agreed to a merger that will combine a $3 billion refrigerated warehousing and food distribution business based in Milford, Del., with a top-ranked non-asset based freight brokerage firm less than 30 miles away in Seaford, Del.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 9, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Illinois Lawmaker Proposes Tolls on I-80 Outside Chicago

I-94 approaching I-80 in Chicago I-94 eastbound approaching I-80 in Chicago. (Ken Lund/Flickr)

An Illinois lawmaker has introduced a bill that proposes turning a segment of Interstate 80 outside Chicago into a tolled route.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Ryder to Shutter California Distribution Center, Lay Off 145 Workers

Ryder JB Reed/ Bloomberg News

Trucking and logistics company Ryder System will cease operations at its Moreno Valley, Calif., distribution center, leading to layoffs for 145 employees there.

Jack Katzanek | The Press Enterprise (Riverside, Calif.)
April 8, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Mexico Border Wait Times Spike as Trump's Threats Slow Traffic

Mexico Border A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer walks past vehicles standing in line at the San Ysidro port of entry in Tijuana, Mexico. (Luis Antonio Rojas/Bloomberg News)

The southern border isn’t closed, but already it’s a mess for trucks hauling goods from Mexico to the United States, snarling traffic at some of the busiest frontier crossings in the world.

Michael Hirtzer and Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
April 8, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

About Us: Transport Topics' Top 50 Logistics Companies

The Transport Topics’ Top 50 Logistics Companies is a listing of the largest logistics companies in North America.

Transport Topics
April 8, 2019