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XPO to Lay Off 304 Workers at Texas Distribution Center

XPO Logistics truck on city street (XPO Logistics)

XPO Logistics Inc. will lay off 304 workers at an AllianceTexas distribution center in April, according to a notice filed with the Texas Workforce Commission.

Paul O'Donnell | The Dallas Morning News
February 14, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Proposed Cargo Hub for N.Y. Town Faces More Delays

The CSX rail yard seen from Fremont Road in Manlius, N.Y., in June 2018. The CSX rail yard seen from Fremont Road in Manlius, N.Y., in June 2018. (Tim Knauss/Syracuse Media Group)

The Manlius town planning board this week urged “great caution” as town officials consider how a proposed rail-and-truck cargo hub near the CSX rail yard would affect traffic on Fremont and Kirkville roads.

Tim Knauss | Syracuse (N.Y.) Media Group
February 14, 2020
Business, Logistics

Coronavirus Is Wreaking Havoc on Global Mail Delivery

A monitor displays a thermographic image to detect abnormal temperatures in attendees at the Singapore Airshow on Feb. 11. A monitor displays a thermographic image to detect abnormal temperatures in attendees at the Singapore Airshow on Feb. 11. (SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News)

In a world dominated by email and smartphones, the shipping industry still relies heavily on paper documents delivered by courier. With people unable or unwilling to travel to China because of the coronavirus, that dependence is wreaking havoc on commodities traders.

February 13, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

CEOs, Lawmakers Sound Alarm on Canadian Rail Protests

Pipeline protesters countered pro-pipeline demonstrations in Ottawa, Ontario, in February 2019. Protesters countered pro-pipeline demonstrations in Ottawa, Ontario, in February 2019. (David Kawai/Bloomberg News)

Escalating protests against a Canadian natural gas pipeline are putting shipments of grain, propane, lumber and consumer goods in jeopardy and prompting consternation among executives and lawmakers.

Divya Balji and Kevin Orland | Bloomberg News
February 12, 2020
Business, Logistics, TCA

Amazon Pays $50 Million for Former Old Chicago Amusement Park, Mall

Amazon displays signage at CES 2020 in Las Vegas on Jan. 8. (Bridget Bennett/Bloomberg News)

Online retail giant Amazon .com Inc. has paid more than $50 million for the former site of Old Chicago, an indoor amusement park and mall in Bolingbrook that predated massive experiential shopping centers like Minnesota’s Mall of America.

Ryan Ori and Lauren Zumbach | Chicago Tribune
February 12, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Electric VNR Models to Hit Streets as VTNA, Partners Accelerate EV Program

VNR electric truck One of Volvo Trucks North America's VNR electric models at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. (Joe Howard/Transport Topics)

FONTANA, Calif. — Volvo Trucks North America provided the first rides in its forthcoming electric VNR model, and its partners in the Volvo LIGHTS project provided an update on efforts underway to accelerate adoption of electric trucks during a Feb. 11 media event.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
February 12, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

All Truck Transportation Updating Trailers With 5G Capability

Trucker on his phone Getty Images

All Truck Transportation Inc. announced recently it already is updating about 1,700 trailers with 5G-compatible devices.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 11, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50

XPO Reports Mixed Q4, 2019 Results

XPO Logistics truck XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics Inc. posted mixed financial results for the fourth quarter and all of 2019.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
February 11, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Interim CEO Chris Easter Named New CEO of Daseke Trucking

Don Daseke and Chris Easter Don Daseke (left) and Chris Easter by Daseke Inc.

Six months after being named interim CEO of Addison, Texas-based Daseke Inc., Chris Easter was named the flatbed carrier’s permanent CEO on Feb. 7.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 11, 2020
Business, Logistics

Hub Group Posts Decrease in Q4, Full-Year Results

Hub Group Hub Group

Hub Group reported a fourth quarter close to expectations that paled in comparison with the record-breaking results in 2018.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 10, 2020

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