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Washington Supreme Court Finds State Not at Fault for Skagit River Bridge Collapse

Collapsed Skagit River Bridge 2013 A worker looks at the collapsed portion of the Interstate 5 bridge at the Skagit River on May 24, 2013. (Elaine Thompson/AP)

The Supreme Court of Washington has determined the Washington Department of Transportation cannot be held at fault for an interstate bridge collapse that occurred in 2013.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 1, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Convoy Enhances App, Giving Carriers Access to More Spot Freight

Convoy booth at MATS Convoy booth at an industry show by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Digital freight broker Convoy launched direct-from-shipper loads nationwide, a feature intended to provide carriers access to 10 times the amount of spot freight from America’s largest shippers.

November 1, 2019
Business, Logistics

Schneider Sees Q3 Earnings Decline

Schneider truck Schneider's third-quarter net income fell 72% year over year. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The slowing U.S. economy is impacting the finances of some of the industry’s biggest truckload carriers as Schneider National Inc. saw its third-quarter financial numbers decline.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 31, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Alberta Loosens Oil Output Limits With Railroad Allowances

oil cars Oil tankers sit at a rail yard. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

Alberta took a step toward easing the pain of its crude-production caps by allowing oil companies to exceed output limits if they ship the extra production by rail.

Kevin Orland and Kriti Gupta | Bloomberg News
October 31, 2019
Business, Logistics

C.H. Robinson Profit Takes Tumble in Q3

C.H. Robinson truck C.H. Robinson's profit declined 16.5% in the third quarter when compared to 2018's Q3. (C.H. Robinson via YouTube)

C.H. Robinson Worldwide on Oct. 30 reported profit and sales declines that were worse than expected due to excess shipping capacity and waning demand.

Patrick Kennedy | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
October 30, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Forward Air Reports Profit Dip, Robust Revenue

Forward Air truck John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Forward Air Corp. reported strong third-quarter earnings, including skyrocketing revenue, when the Greeneville, Tenn., company announced financial results Oct. 24.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 30, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Duluth Port Breaks Record for Wind Turbine Parts

Railyard at Port Duluth Railyard at Port Duluth. (Ariana Lindquist/Bloomberg)

The sheer volume of wind turbine blades, towers and other parts moving through Duluth, Minn., in 2019 surpassed record tonnage totals this week by reaching 306,000 freight tons.

Brady Slater | Duluth (Minn.) News Tribune
October 30, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Saia Reports 37th Consecutive Quarter of Growth

Saia truck crosses bridge SaiaLTLFreight via Twitter

Saia Inc. reported mixed third-quarter financial results Oct. 30, missing Wall Street’s expectations for earnings but surpassing analysts’ forecasts for revenue.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 30, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100, TCA

Swift Logistics to Close Pennsylvania Warehouse

Knight and Swift trucks John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Swift Logistics will close its warehouse in Springettsbury Township, Pa., on Dec. 31, and 56 employees will be laid off.

Daniel Urie | Pennlive.com
October 30, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

USDA Final Interim Rule Affirms Interstate Transport of Hemp

hemp plant A ladybug sits on a leaf of a hemp plant at a research station in Aurora, Ore., that's part of Oregon State University's newly formed Global Hemp Innovation Center. (Gillian Flaccus/AP)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Oct. 30 announced its final interim rule supporting a 2018 hemp legalization law that will allow the interstate transportation of hemp without interference from the states.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 30, 2019